The Thermodynamic Model on Paraffin Wax Deposition Prediction

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In process of crude oil production and transportation, wax and other solid deposition issues have a significant impact on oilfield production. Solid precipitation not only reduces the production efficiency and increases the cost of production. Therefore, there is a need to study the rate of paraffin wax deposition and cloud point temperature in order to guide the oil field control the paraffin wax deposition. In this paper, we use the Flory theory of polymer solution to correct the liquid activity coefficients, and regular solution theory to correct for the non ideality of the solid mixture, and we consider the impact of isoparaffin. Finally, thermodynamic model is established. The actual example calculation shows that the forecast results of this model are more accurate.

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Liu, B. , Sun, W. , Liu, C. and Guo, L. (2015) The Thermodynamic Model on Paraffin Wax Deposition Prediction. Engineering, 7, 827-832. doi: 10.4236/eng.2015.712072.

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