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Title: System and method for the mitigation of paraffin wax deposition from crude oil by using ultrasonic waves

Abstract

A method for mitigating the deposition of wax on production tubing walls. The method comprises positioning at least one ultrasonic frequency generating device adjacent the production tubing walls and producing at least one ultrasonic frequency thereby disintegrating the wax and inhibiting the wax from attaching to the production tubing walls. A system for mitigating the deposition of wax on production tubing walls is also provided.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Laramie, WY
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
University of Wyoming (Laramic, WY)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
914713
Patent Number(s):
7264056
Application Number:
10/527,614
Assignee:
University of Wyoming (Laramic, WY)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
E - FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS E21 - EARTH DRILLING E21B - EARTH DRILLING, e.g. DEEP DRILLING
DOE Contract Number:  
FC02-91ER75680
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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Citation Formats

Towler, Brian F. System and method for the mitigation of paraffin wax deposition from crude oil by using ultrasonic waves. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Towler, Brian F. System and method for the mitigation of paraffin wax deposition from crude oil by using ultrasonic waves. United States.
Towler, Brian F. Tue . "System and method for the mitigation of paraffin wax deposition from crude oil by using ultrasonic waves". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/914713.
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abstractNote = {A method for mitigating the deposition of wax on production tubing walls. The method comprises positioning at least one ultrasonic frequency generating device adjacent the production tubing walls and producing at least one ultrasonic frequency thereby disintegrating the wax and inhibiting the wax from attaching to the production tubing walls. A system for mitigating the deposition of wax on production tubing walls is also provided.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2007},
month = {9}
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