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Plastics control paraffin buildup

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Abstract

Paraffin buildup in producing oil wells has been virtually eliminated by the use of plastic-coated sucker rods. The payout of the plasticing process is generally reached in less than a year, and the paraffin buildup may be inhibited for 10 yr or longer. Most of the plants applying plastic coatings to sucker rods are now fully automated, though a few still offer the hand-sprayed coating that some operators prefer. The several steps involved are described. The ideal plastic for the job is resistant to chemicals at high and low temperatures, flexible, has good adhesion, abrasion resistance, impact resistance, and a smooth glossy finish. The phenol aldehyde and epoxy resins presently offered by the industry fulfill these specifications very well; the multicoating and multibaking techniques improve their performance. Due to wide variations in the severity of the paraffin problem from one oil field to another, there is no general rule to estimate the possible savings from using plastic-coated sucker rods. The process, however, does appear to do a remarkable job in controlling paraffin buildup wherever it is a problem in producing oil by pump.
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Publication Date:
Jun 01, 1965
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
EDB-81-030808
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Can. Pet.; (Canada); Journal Volume: 6:6
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; ALKANES; REMOVAL; PUMPS; COATINGS; EPOXIDES; OIL WELLS; PETROLEUM; PHENOLS; PRODUCTION; AROMATICS; ENERGY SOURCES; FOSSIL FUELS; FUELS; HYDROCARBONS; HYDROXY COMPOUNDS; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; ORGANIC OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; WELLS; 020300* - Petroleum- Drilling & Production
OSTI ID:
6951533
Country of Origin:
Canada
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: CPETA
Submitting Site:
TUL
Size:
Pages: 33,39
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Not Available. Plastics control paraffin buildup. Canada: N. p., 1965. Web.
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Not Available. 1965. "Plastics control paraffin buildup." Canada.
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title = {Plastics control paraffin buildup}
author = {Not Available}
abstractNote = {Paraffin buildup in producing oil wells has been virtually eliminated by the use of plastic-coated sucker rods. The payout of the plasticing process is generally reached in less than a year, and the paraffin buildup may be inhibited for 10 yr or longer. Most of the plants applying plastic coatings to sucker rods are now fully automated, though a few still offer the hand-sprayed coating that some operators prefer. The several steps involved are described. The ideal plastic for the job is resistant to chemicals at high and low temperatures, flexible, has good adhesion, abrasion resistance, impact resistance, and a smooth glossy finish. The phenol aldehyde and epoxy resins presently offered by the industry fulfill these specifications very well; the multicoating and multibaking techniques improve their performance. Due to wide variations in the severity of the paraffin problem from one oil field to another, there is no general rule to estimate the possible savings from using plastic-coated sucker rods. The process, however, does appear to do a remarkable job in controlling paraffin buildup wherever it is a problem in producing oil by pump.}
journal = {Can. Pet.; (Canada)}
volume = {6:6}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Canada}
year = {1965}
month = {Jun}
}