194 Asphaltenes in Flow Assurance II

Wednesday, April 13, 2016: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
340A (Hilton Americas - Houston)

Asphaltenes is the heaviest and most polarizable fraction of the oil and is one of the major flow assurance problems that can occur at different stages of production. Asphaltene deposition may occur in the near wellbore region, production tubing, pipelines and processing equipment. The mechanisms by which asphaltenes precipitate and deposit have been subjects of research for several decades and although important progress has been made, many of the solutions that are tried in the field are case specific. In this session authors from industry and academia will present the latest advances on the mechanistic understanding of asphaltene precipitation and deposition, tools for its prediction and developed mitigation strategies based on experimental data as well as field experience. By combining the fundamental understanding of this problem and the experience in the field we aim to provide the cost effective solutions that the industry requires nowadays.

Topical 9: 4th International Conference on Upstream Engineering and Flow Assurance
Francisco Vargas Email: fvargas@rice.edu
Doris L. Gonzalez Email: doris.gonzalez@bp.com

3:50 PM
(194b) On the Evaluation of the Performance of Asphaltene Dispersants
Ariana Melendez, Miguel Garcia, Mohammad Tavakkoli, Rocio H. Doherty, Siqi Meng, Dalia Abdallah and Francisco Vargas

4:10 PM
(194c) An Industrial Vision of Asphaltene Risk during Oil Production
Nicolas Passade-Boupat, Honggang Zhou, Thierry Palermo and Marianna Rondon Gonzalez

4:30 PM
(194d) Panel Discussion for Asphaltenes
Francisco Vargas and Doris L. Gonzalez