ICL Innovation, a technology incubator for the ICL group, seeks novel asphaltene inhibitors and asphaltene dispersants for the oil industry. As the efficiency of dispersants with different origins is questionable for each typical oil sample, the present study provides a reproducible and. Dodecyl resorcinol has the best performance at concentration of 50 ppm as an asphaltene dispersant and causes required n-heptane volume increment of 2%.

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Peer reviewed only Published between: Contact Us Subscribe to newsletter How to contribute? In general asphaltene inhibitors are polymeric chemistries with charged groups that are aimed to function as artificial resins to keep the asphaltenes in solution.

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Some asphaltene inhibitors demonstrate a critical concentration level below which no performance is observed, but once above, it shows a dramatic effect by preventing asphaltene from flocculation. Did you find what you were looking diapersant Food Agro Engineered Materials Biofilm prevention and removal from water based systems Molten salt heat transfer fluid New uses for Bromine ATO alternative as flame retardant synergist Multi-functional brominated biocides Non halogenated flame retardants Dirt Pick Up Resistance DPUR for roof coatings Penetrating aid for asphalt cement Magnesium hydride for hydrogen storage New industrial uses for polyhalite Encapsulation of low mp salts Sulfur-less polymer cross linking agent for asphalt Asphaltene Dispersants for Oil Industry.

The technique monitors asphaltene agglomeration while undergoing titration with an incompatible solvent precipitant. Similar effects were observed in squeeze applications of asphaltene dispersants alone or with paraffin inhibitors. Asphaltene deposition during oil recovery and production can be inhibited or diminished by the addition of asphaltene dispersants. Help to improve asphatlene page What’s this?


Tell us about your innovation. These are asphaltene dispersants AD and asphaltene inhibitors AI. These naturally occurring dispersions can be easily disturbed by a variety of mechanical and physicochemical conditions involved in oil field recovery and production, Changes in temperature and pressure, commingling of crude and condensate streams, and especially the use of enhanced recovery techniques can result in asphaltene destabilization, precipitation, and eventual deposition.

Criteria for dispersant application and selection are discussed, which include the application of a novel laboratory technique to assess asphaltene stabilization in the crude oil. Proceedings of an International Conference Submersible Technology: They have been successfully applied for inhibition and removal of asphaltene deposits in production equipment.

Since asphaltene inhibitors prevent precipitation, they are best applied upstream of the location where asphaltene onset pressure occurs, typically downhole. Unlike asphaltene inhibitors, asphaltene dispersants do not prevent asphaltene precipitation but reduce the size of asphaltene particles and keep them in suspension to reduce asphaltene deposition [ 6 ].

Dead oil can be used as a preliminary screening method, but live oil testing is recommended as it more closely mimics the field conditions. They provide real inhibition since they prevent the aggregation of asphaltene molecules and therefore shift the asphaltene onset pressure.

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Information on ICL’s current product line can be found at www. Publishers Content Coverage Privacy. As mentioned previously, the asphaltene performance is very oil-specific.

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Therefore, it is very important to use the actual oil during production selection. Most asphaltene solvents are based on dispwrsant solvents, sometimes with added enhancers [ 7 ].

Proceedings of an international conference Subsea Controls and Data Acquisition ‘ The proposal would need to clearly describe the technical concept chemical approach, structure if IP protected and proof of concept results, if available. Asphaltenes exist in dispersajt form of colloidal dispersions stabilized by other constituents of the crude oil. Two case studies are presented that demonstrate how asphaltene dispersants can efficiently inhibit pad formation and help reduce demulsifier dosage.

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Petroleum asphaltenes are defined as a solubility class of the heavy components in crude oil which are insoluble in nonpolar solvents. Asphaltene Dispersants as Demulsification Aids. Rock Mechanics Symposium and 5th U. Like asphaltene inhibitors, the performance disspersant asphaltene dispersants is also specific to the types of oils.

Asphaltene can precipitate deep inside the reservoir, in pipelines or onto safety equipment and cause blockages and severe emulsion formation resulting in reservoir damage, loss of crude oil recovery and escalating costs. AI agents are polymeric resinous materials that stabilize the asphaltenes and prevent destabilization, agglomeration and flocculation of disprsant by forming strong association with asphaltene moieties.