Reservoir impairment by asphaltenes: A critical review

Dmitry Eskin, Omid Mohammadzadeh, Kamran Akbarzadeh, Shawn David Taylor, John Ratulowski

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Abstract

Precipitation and deposition of asphaltenes and other organic substances in formation rock causes formation damage and reduces effective hydrocarbon mobility, which can result in significant production lossesThe development of reliable experimental, analytical, and modelling methods improves the understanding of asphaltene-induced formation damage and provides tools for preventing and/or controlling formation damage due to asphaltenes in oil-bearing formationsTo make further advancements in understanding asphaltene impairment, it is important to analyze the current state of technology and research in this areaIn addition to analyses of known experimental data and models of reservoir impairment by asphaltenes, prospective directions of future research in this area are also suggested

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1202-1217
Number of pages16
JournalCanadian Journal of Chemical Engineering
Volume94
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Asphaltenes deposition
  • Coreflooding
  • Modelling
  • Permeability impairment
  • Reservoir

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