Know your deposits – novel Deposit In-line Inspection Tool for quantifying and characterizing solid deposits.
Deposition formation inside pipelines is a major and growing problem in the oil and gas industry. Paraffin wax deposition alone costs the oil industry billions of dollars worldwide for prevention and remediation. Wax, scale, asphaltene and hydrate deposits are significant challenges, which in some cases can cause a blockage of a pipeline or downhole equipment and stop oil and gas production for months, resulting in significant costs due to remediation and production deferment.
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