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Experimental investigation of Asphaltene deposition in a transparent mini-channel

Goharzadeh, A., Zhuang, Y., Yap, Y. F., Chai, John, Mathew, N., Vargas, F. M. and Biswal, S. L. (2014) Experimental investigation of Asphaltene deposition in a transparent mini-channel. In: HEFAT14, International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics, Jul. 14 – 16, 2014, Orlando, Fl, USA.

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Abstract

One of the most recurring flow assurance problems in oil and gas industry is associated to the formation of organic and inorganic deposits in the wellbores and the near-wellbore regions. In particular, the depositions of asphaltene in wellbores represent both a major obstacle for petroleum engineers and a challenging topic for scientists. This paper focuses on experimental investigation of asphaltene deposition in transparent mini-channel. The working fluid is a mixture of heptane and crude oil. Induced by the addition of n-heptane, the dissolved asphaltene in crude oil precipitates to form asphaltene particles which deposit on the walls of the transparent mini-channel at ambient temperature. The thickness of asphaltene deposition is estimated using a visualization technique based on 3D microscopy. The thickness of the deposition layer is quantified and the two-dimensional profile of the deposition at selected axial section is measured. The obtained experimental results provide new insights into the deposition process in micro-scale and will be used to validate a developed numerical model.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Contributors:
ContributionNameEmailORCID
AuthorGoharzadeh, A.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
AuthorZhuang, Y.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
AuthorYap, Y. F.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
AuthorChai, J.C.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
AuthorMathew, N.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
AuthorVargas, F. M.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
AuthorBiswal, S. L.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Schools: School of Computing and Engineering > Diagnostic Engineering Research Centre > Energy, Emissions and the Environment Research Group
School of Computing and Engineering
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Depositing User: John Chai
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2016 13:46
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2016 19:06
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/28394

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