Method proves itself for field monitoring of asphaltene treatment programs ///

Asphaltene deposition is a serious concern for operators, particularly in deepwater subsea systems, due to the immense capital costs of these developments; expense and challenges in performing remediation operations; and the potential for staggering amounts of lost or deferred production.1,2 Consequently, it is imperative that asphaltene concerns are evaluated thoroughly for new deepwater subsea systems, prior to field development. If deposition concerns exist, effective asphaltene management programs must be developed and maintained.

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