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Article Energy and Fuels ; Volume 26, Issue 10 , June , 2012 , Pages 6186-6199 ; 08870624 (ISSN) ; Miri, R ; Ayatollahi, S ; Escrochi, M ; Sharif University of Technology
Oil production from asphaltenic oil reservoirs has always encountered difficulties, such as plugging and unpredictable fluid properties. To physically recognize the aspects of asphaltene deposition, several dynamic and static asphaltene deposition tests were designed and performed on one of the giant south Iranian oil reservoirs using dead and live crude oil and real core samples. Moreover, the effects of fluid velocity on the extent of damage were investigated. It was found that surface deposition of asphaltene particles is the main source of formation damages in the porous media and the resulting permeability impairment obeys an exponential behavior. All of the experiments confirm that...