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Experimental Study on Wall Sticking Occurrence Temperatures of High Water Cut Crude Oil Gathered and Transported at Normal Temperatures

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Researching the wall sticking characteristics of high water cut crude oil can ensure the safety of gathering and transporting at normal temperatures so as to achieve the purpose of energy saving and consumption reduction. Through a large number of oilfield experiments and the use of visual experimental device, the relationship between the inlet temperatures of oil gathering and the pressure drops was obtained, and wall sticking occurrence temperatures were measured in the paper, in which the methods of stopping the heating of three pipes and reducing the inlet temperature of the oil–water were used. The field experiments of two typical oil wells showed that with the reduction in inlet temperatures of oil gathering, the pipeline pressure drop first increased, then decreased, and rose finally. In this study, the wall sticking occurrence temperatures of high water cut crude oil has been measured under the oilfield condition, and it has been verified that the temperature corresponding to the highest turning point in the pipeline pressure drop was the wall sticking occurrence temperature, which has practice instruction significance for the realization of the gathering and transportation at normal temperatures in the actual production of oilfield.

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  • Wall sticking temperatures
  • High water cut
  • Field experiments
  • The gathering and transportation at normal temperatures

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Hu, Xy. et al. (2019). Experimental Study on Wall Sticking Occurrence Temperatures of High Water Cut Crude Oil Gathered and Transported at Normal Temperatures. In: Shemwell, S., Lin, J. (eds) Proceedings of the International Petroleum and Petrochemical Technology Conference 2018. IPPTC 2018. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2173-3_12

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