Paraffin Problem Treating Along The Flowline (Study Case: From Wellhead “X” To The Separator”

Herianto, Topan (2018) Paraffin Problem Treating Along The Flowline (Study Case: From Wellhead “X” To The Separator”. Sinergi, 22 (2). pp. 1-7. ISSN 1410-2331

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Paraffin deposition becomes a problem in crude oil transportation system in surface production facilities, especially in oil field flowline. The cause is big pressure drop which can inhibit the fluid flow rate. Paraffin problem occurence is effected by certain factor, such as crude oil characteristics, flowing pressure and oil temperature drop below the oil pour point. From the parameter mentioned before, the potention of experiencing paraffin deposition in the flowline from the wellhead to the separator need to be analyzed. From the physical properties analysis, paraffin deposition occur when temperature is decreased below the oil pour point (43 OC). In this case, the wellhead temperature is 65 OC. Paraffin problem countermeasures is being done by installing insulation along the flowline to resolve the fluid heat loss. If the previous countermeasure method could not resolve the problem, sand heater is needed to be installed to heat up the fluid inside the flowline in certain point of distance.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
Depositing User: Ir.Drs Herianto Topan
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2019 04:53
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2019 05:57

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