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  • New solution for paraffin

    R. Bailey, L. Hambeck and J. R. Stewart

    An innovative chemical, originally used to clean slop oil and storage tanks at refineries and storage terminals, has been adapted to control paraffin deposition in the producing industry. When introduced into a crude oil stream, it eliminates deposition of paraffin from the injection point forward in handling the crude. The product has been field tested in several multi-well fields. This discussion of applications and case history results concludes that chemical treatment has successfully mitigated paraffin problems in areas where used, with significant savings for operators. A major attraction is that the product appears to provide a long-term solution. Besides pumping wells, treatments can also be applied to flowing, gas lift and plunger lift completions.

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2013 Fracturing Technology

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