Numerical Study: Comparison of Paraffin Deposition In The Laminar And Turbulent Regime


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Authors

  • Oussama Benhacene University of Boumerdes
  • Rachid Boucetta University of Boumerdes

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.59287/icaens.1002

Keywords:

Wax Deposition, Paraffin, Laminar And Turbulent Regimes

Abstract

The problem of paraffin deposits in oil wells and pipelines monopolizes substantial human and economic resources. Its prediction is, therefore, essential to optimize its management. The formation of the deposit arises from a delicate interplay of hydrodynamic, thermal, and thermodynamic factors, alongside paraffin diffusion and the rheology of the crude oil. This research has resulted in a better understanding and calculation of the rates at which wax is removed. Furthermore, the study has suggested the presence of two distinct flowing regions in turbulent and laminar flow, which results in the formation of thin solid sediments attached to the pipe wall. By conducting this numerical study using FORTRAN, we can gain insights and optimize the design and operation of pipelines and maintain efficient production. The study also involved a rough comparison between the results obtained from two different types of flow. This approach, which considers the viscoelastic behavior of paraffinic crude, allows for a more accurate prediction of deposit formation. With this enhanced understanding, we can develop improved strategies for managing paraffin build-up, minimizing resource allocation and costs associated with its removal. Ultimately, optimizing the design and operation of pipelines will contribute to the maintenance of efficient production in the oil industry.

Author Biographies

Oussama Benhacene, University of Boumerdes

Department of Physics Faculty of Science  35000, Algeria

Rachid Boucetta, University of Boumerdes

Department of Physics Faculty of Science  35000, Algeria

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Published

2023-07-20

How to Cite

Benhacene, O., & Boucetta, R. (2023). Numerical Study: Comparison of Paraffin Deposition In The Laminar And Turbulent Regime. International Conference on Applied Engineering and Natural Sciences, 1(1), 256–261. https://doi.org/10.59287/icaens.1002