Paraffin Dispersants remove buildup of the viscous paraffin wax from
equipment. Some crude oils with high levels of paraffin are so
viscous that travel in pipelines during the winter months is almost
Crystallization of this
material can buildup in a production string to the point that it can
kill a well.
paraffin dispersants are batched into the well to
remove this sticky material from various pipes and tubing.
The following diagram
displays the effectiveness of a flow line with, and without treatment of a
paraffin dispersant that has producing a fluid with a high level of paraffins.
The untreated (top) line has
a severe buildup of Paraffin Wax which eventually chokes the production
flow (Gas, Condensates, etc).
A line treated with a
Paraffin Dispersant removes the Paraffin Wax from the system. The
Dispersant physically removes the paraffin from the system. With
the Paraffin removed, more produced fluids are able to flow down the
Further research is being
performed to chemically treat or chemically modify the metal matrix to
lower the adhesion properties of production string metals. This is
in the field of metallurgical chemistry.
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