Using special additives for decreasing the asphaltene content of missan crude oil


In crude oil, asphaltene is one of the fractions that may be dissolved in aromatics like benzene or toluene but cannot be dissolved in alkanes like n-heptane, n-pentane, or petroleum ether (a mixture of alkane compounds). A typical difficulty in oil recovery and refinery processes is asphaltene precipitation, which happens when the oil stream's pressure, composition, or temperature change. So, the stability of asphaltene in crude oil needs to be looked at to find out how likely it is to form asphaltene so that it can be stopped and high treatment costs can be reduced. In the present study, saturate, aromatic, resin and asphaltene (SARA) analysis of Missan heavy crude oil from the (Omar River Field) was performed. Three additives were used to show their effect on asphaltene at different concentrations and temperatures. The additives included nanoparticles (nano ferric oxide red, nano silica oxide, and a mixture of nano silica and ferric oxide red) and the polymer fiberglass. The concentrations of the additives of the nanoparticles were (200 ppm, 3533 ppm, a867 ppm), (1667 ppm, 6667 ppm, 10000 ppm, and 16667 ppm) and (24000 ppm, 40000 ppm, and 48000 ppm) of nano-silica, ferric oxide red, and a mixture of nano silica and ferric oxide red, respectively, while fofiberglassss, 3733 ppm, 7066 ppm, 10400 ppm, and 13733 ppm) and measured at temperatures (5, 25, and 45oC) The best read I got was when it was used. 4.249% from origin to 6.375% after treating the percentage of asphaltene with 48000 ppm of ferric oxide red and nanoo-silica.