Flow Assurance Services
Scale, paraffin, asphaltenes and gas hydrates impede flow.
Scaling is the precipitation of dense, adherent material.Â Calcium carbonate, calcium sulfate, barium sulfate, strontium sulfate, iron carbonate and iron hydroxides are the most common scales in oilfield environments.
Paraffin deposits are wax-like solid substances derived from a mixture of hydrocarbon molecules that can lead to diminished well performance and increased lifting costs.
Asphaltenes are organic materials consisting of aromatic and naphthenic ring compounds. In the oilfield, they are known to clog producing wells, flow lines, surface facilities and subsurface formations.
Gas hydrates are compounds in which gas molecules are trapped within a crystal structure. Once hydrates are formed, they can plug pipelines and significantly affect production operations.
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