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Investigation of Paraffin Deposition During Multiphase Flow in Pipelines and Wellbores—Part 1: Experiments

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Ahmadbazlee Matzain, Mandar S. Apte, Hong-Quan Zhang, Michael Volk, James P. Brill

The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK 74104

J. L. Creek

Chevron Petroleum Technology, La Habra, CA 90633

J. Energy Resour. Technol 124(3), 180-186 (Aug 06, 2002) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1484392 History: Received October 28, 1999; Revised April 09, 2002; Online August 06, 2002
Copyright © 2002 by ASME
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Schematic of the test facility
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Wax deposit observed in stratified flow tests
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Wax thickness buildup in horizontal and inclined upward annular flow tests
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Wax thickness in vertical annular flow tests
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Wax thickness buildup in horizontal and inclined upward intermittent flow tests
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Wax thickness buildup in vertical intermittent flow tests
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Wax thickness buildup in vertical bubbly flow test
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Wax thickness buildup in single-phase vertical flow tests
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Wax thickness distribution for various horizontal flow patterns
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Wax thickness distribution for various vertical flow patterns
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General observations in horizontal flow tests
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General observations in vertical flow tests

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