Principles of Flow Assurance in Oil & Gas Insuatries


Dr. G. Ali Mansoori, PhD & Professor, Depts. of Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering and Physics, University of Illinois at Chicago

Internet Publications:

Paraffin / Wax and Waxy Crude Oil (The Role of Temperature on Heavy Organics Deposition from Petroleum Fluids)

Journal Publications:

The Role of Water in Asphaltene Deposition from Live Oils in Reservoir Conditions (Experimental Observations and Molecular-Based Analysis) (to appear).
Tricritical phenomena in asphaltene/aromatic hydrocarbon systems,
Revista Mexicana de Fisica, Vol. 59, pp.584-593, 2013.
Effect of Fluid Viscosity on Asphalthene Deposition Rate During Turbulent Flow in Oil Wells,
American J. Chemical Eng'g, Vol.1, Issue 2, pp.45-49, 2013. Heavy-organic particle deposition from petroleum fluid flow in oil wells and pipelines,
Petroleum Science 7:502-508, (2010).
Remediation of Asphaltene and other Heavy Organic Deposits in Oil Wells and in Pipelines,
ELMI a Sarlar, J. Reservoir and Petroleum Engineering, SOCAR, pp.12-23, 2010.
Prefouling Behavior of Suspended Particles in Petroleum Fluid Flow,
Scientia Iranica, Vol. 17, No. 1, pp.77-85, 2010.
A unified perspective on the phase behaviour of petroleum fluids,
Int. J. Oil, Gas and Coal Technology, Vol. 2, No. 2, 2009 pp.141-167 (2009).
Petroleum Engineering-Downstream section of Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems, 33 pages, UNESCO, UN, Paris, France (2009).
Polydispersity of heavy organics in crude oils and their role in oil well fouling,
J. Petrol. Sci. & Eng., Volume 58, Issues 3-4, Pages 375-390, 2007.
Measurement and Corresponding States Modeling of Asphaltene Precipitation,
J. Petrol. Sci. & Eng., Vol. 41, No.s 1-3, pp.199-212 1-242, January 2004.
An analysis of methods for determination of onsets of asphaltene phase separations,
J. Petrol. Sci. & Eng., Vol. 42, No.s 2-4, April 2004, pp.145-156.

Petroleum Waxes, ,
Chapter 19 in "Fuels and Lubricants Handbook", ASTM Int'l, West Conshohocken, PA, 525-558, 2003.
Cause and effect of deposition and fouling of heavy organics and other compounds in fuel and petrochemical processes,
KU Int'l J Sci. & Tech., Transaction B, 1-17, 2002.
Measurement of property relationships of nano-structure micelles and coacervates of asphaltene in a pure solvent,
Chem. Eng. Science, Vol.56, pp.6933-6939, 2001.
Asphaltene flocculation and collapse from petroleum fluids,
J. Petrol. Sci. & Eng., Vol.32, pp.217-230, 2001.
Identification and Measurement of Petroleum Precipitates,
J. Petrol. Sci. & Engineering, Vol. 26, Nos. 1-4, pp.49-56, 2000.
Themodynamic Modeling and Experimental Studies of Dearomatization Process from a Complex Petroleum Fraction,
Separation Science and Technology, 35(5) 743-754, 2000.
Prediction of the Phase Behavior of Asphaltene Micelle / Aromatic Hydrocarbon Systems,
Petrol. Sci. & Technology, Vol. 16, No's 3&4, pp.377-394 (1998).
Modeling of asphaltene and other heavy organics depositions,
J. Petroleum Science & Engineering, Vol. 17, pp.101-111, 1997.
Viscometric principles of onsets of colloidal asphaltene flocculation in paraffinic oils and asphaltene micellization in aromatics,
SPE Production & Facilities, Vol. 12(2), pp.116-122, May 1997.
Vapor pressure of hydrocarbons, generalized equation,
in "Encyclopedia of Chemical Processing and Design - 61" pp.362-365 Marcell-Dekker, Inc., New York, NY, 1997.
Asphaltene, resin, and wax deposition from petroleum fluids,
The Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, Vol. 21, Number 48, pp.707-723, December 1996.
Viscometric determination of the onset of asphaltene flocculation: A novel method,
J. SPE Prod. & Facilities, May 1995, pp.115-118, 1995.
A colloidal model for asphaltene flocculation from petroleum fluids,
Ir. J. Science & Technology, Vol. 16, No's 2&3, pp.249-267, 1992.
Organic Deposition from Reservoir Fluids,
SPE Reservoir Engineering Journal, Vol.6 (2), pp.185-192, May 1991.
Fast Crude-Oil Heavy-Component Characterization Using Combination of ASTM, HPLC, and GPC Methods,
Journal Petroleum Science & Eng. Vol. 2(1), pp.1-12, 1989.
Asphaltene Deposition and its Role in Petroleum Production and Processing,
Arabian J. Science & Engineering, Vol. 13, pp.17-34, 1988.
Asphaltene Deposition: An Economic Challenge in Heavy Petroleum Crude Utilization and Processing,
OPEC Review, pp.103-113, 1988.
Asphaltene Deposition: A survey of Field Experiences and Research Approaches,
J. Petrol. Sci. & Eng., Vol. 1, pp.229-239, 1988.
Aggregation and Deposition of Heavy Organics in Petroleum Crudes,
International J. Energy Sources, Vol. 10, pp.109-125, 1988.
MOLECULAR BASED STUDY OF ARTERIAL BLOCKAGE / FOULING in PETROLEUM and NATURAL GAS INDUSTRIES (asphaltene / bitumen, resin, organometallics, paraffin / wax, diamondoids, etc.) deposition from petroleum fluids,
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Proceedings of Conferences:

Study of asphaltene flocculation using particle counting method,
Proceed. Filtech 2005 (Int'l Conf. & Exhib. for Filteration & Separation Tech.), Vol. I, 506-511, Weisbaden, Ger., Oct. 11-13, 2005.
Deposition and Fouling of Heavy Organic Oils and Other Compounds,
Invited paper, Proceed. of the 9th Inter. Conf. on Properties and Phase Equilibria for Product and Process Design (PPEPPD 2001), Kurashiki, Okayama, JAPAN, May 20-25, 2001.
Structure & Properties of Micelles and Micelle Coacervates of Asphaltene Macromolecule,
Nanotechnology Proceed. of 2001 AIChE Annual Meet., 2001.
Physicochemical Basis of Arterial Blockage / Fouling Prediction and Prevention,
in the Proceedings of "Heat Exchanger Seminar" Lecture 1, 18 pages, AIChE (Chicago Section) and ASME International (Chicago Section), Chicago, IL, February 9, 2000.
Nanoscale Modeling of Organics Deposition from Petroleum Fluids,
in the CD-Proceedings of the "2nd International Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Congress", 18 pages, May 2000.
Predictive Modeling of Organics Deposition from Petroleum Fluids,
Paper#2, 30 pages, Proceedings of Focus on Controlling Hydrates, Waxes and Asphaltenes Conference, Aberdeen, Scotland, Oct. 28-29, 1999, IBC Global Conferences, Ltd., Mortimer House, 37/41 Mortimer St, London WIN7RP, UK, 1999.
Statistical Mechanics and Kinetics Modeling of Organics Deposition from Petroleum Fluids,
Proceedings of the 8th Petroleum Society of CIM Conference, Paper No. 99-106, 15 Pages, Regina, Canada, October 18 & 19, 1999.
Characterization of Crude Oils from Southern Mexican Oilfields,
Dynora Vazquez Gurrola, Joel Escobedo and G. A. Mansoori, Proceedings of the EXITEP 98, International Petroleum Technology Exhibition, Placio de Los Deportes, 15th-18th November 1998, Mexico City, Mexico, D.F.
A Review of Advances in Heavy Organic Deposition Control,
Proceedings of CONTROLLING HYDRATES, ASPHALTENES AND WAX CONFERENCE, 7&8 December 1998, Oslo, Norway, Paper No. 1, 16 Pages, IBC UK Conferences, Ltd., Gilmoora House, London, December 1998.
Remediation of Heavy Organic Deposits in Petroleum Production,
Proceedings of IBC-USA's Controlling Hydrates, Waxes and Asphaltenes Conference, October 22-23, 1998, New Orleans, 17 pages.
Asphaltene micellization and its measurement,
Proceedings of the 3rd. International symposium on advanced and aerospace science and technology in Indonesia (ISASTI, 98), Jakarta August 31-September 3, 1998, Vol. 2, ISASTI-98-4.8.8, pp.843-860, 1998.
In situ remediation of heavy organic deposits using aromatic solvents,
SPE Paper # 38966, 13p, Proceedings the 68th Annual SPE Western Regional Meeting, Bakersfield, CA, 11-15 May, 1998.
Asphaltene deposition and its control,
Proceedings of CONTROLLING HYDRATES, ASPHALTENES AND WAX CONFERENCE, Paper No.s 1 & 8, 24 pages, IBC-Asia Conferences, Ltd., Singapore, April 1997.
New analytic techniques for petroleum fluid characterization using molar refraction,
Proceedings of the 1997 S$ held in Long Beach, CA 25-27 June, 1997, SPE Paper # 38312 (11 pages), Society of Petroleum Engineers, Richardson, TX.
Modeling the behavior of asphaltene micelle in petroleum fluids,
Paper # 12, Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Colloid Chemistry in Oil Production (ISCOP '97), 6p, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 31 to September 3, 1997.
Heavy organic deposition during oil production from a hot deep reservoir: A field experience,
SPE Paper # 38989, 9p, Proceedings of the 5th Latin American and Caribbean Petroleum Engineering Conference and Exhibition, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 30 August - 3 September 1997.
Prevention and remediation of heavy organics deposits in petroleum fluid transfer lines,
Proceedings of the International Conference on Fluid and Thermal Energy Conversion '97, ISSN 0854-9346, pp.K17-K39, 1997.
Arterial Blockage in the Petroleum and Natural Gas Industries (Causes & Effects, Economic Implications, & Preventive Measures) ,
Proceedings of CONTROLLING HYDRATES, ASPHALTENES AND WAX CONFERENCE, Paper No. 2, 27 Pages, IBC UK Conferences, Ltd., Gilmoora House, London, September1996.
Solid particle deposition during turbulent flow production operations,
Proceedings of the 1995 Production Operations Symposium, 2-4 April 1995, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, SPE paper No. 29488, pp.439-446, Society of Petroleum Engineers, Richardson TX, 1995.
Asphaltene and other heavy organic particle deposition during transfer and production operations,
SPE paper # 30672, pp.343-358, Proceedings of the 1995 SPE Annual Technical Conference, , 22-25 October 1995, Dallas, Texas, The Society of Petroleum Engineers, Richardson, TX, 1995.
Modeling and prevention of asphaltene and other heavy organic deposition in oil wells,
SPE paper No. 27070, Proceedings of the 1994 SPE Formation Damage Symposium, Society of Petroleum Engineers, Richardson, TX.
Modeling and characterization of high pressure phase behavior of heavy oil,
Proceedings of the International Conference on Fluid and Thermal Energy Conversion '94, Vol. I, pp.131-137, 1994.
Heavy organic deposition from petroleum fluids,
Proceedings of 1993 Non-Renewable Energy Sources Congress (INRESC '93), pp.455-475, 1993.
Sour Natural Gas and Liquid Equation of State,
SPE paper No. 26906, Proceedings of the 1993 SPE Eastern Regional Meeting, Society of Petroleum Engineers, Richardson, TX.
Heavy Organic Deposition and Plugging of Wells (Analysis of Mexico's Experience,
Proceedings of the II LAPEC, SPE Paper # 23696, ISBN 978-1-55563-513-8, Society of Petroleum Engineers, Richardson, TX March, 1992.
The Role of Asphaltene in Wettability Reversal,
Proceedings of the 1990 Annual Convention of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, SPE Paper No. 20700.
Thermodynamic and Colloidal Models of Asphaltene flocculation,
Oil Field Chemistry", ACS Symposium Series No. 396, Chapter 24, pp. 443-458. American Chemical Society, Washington, D.C. 1989. Chapter DOI: 10.1021/bk-1989-0396.ch024.
The Role of Asphaltene Deposition in EOR Gas Flooding: A Predictive Technique,
SPE Paper#17376, Proceedings of the 1988 SPE/DOE Symposium on Enhanced Oil Recovery, Society of Petroleum Engineers, Richardson , TX, 1988.
Asphaltene Flocculation During Oil Recovery and Processing: A Thermodynamic-Colloidal Model,
SPE Paper#16258, Proceedings of the 1987 SPE Symposium on Oil Field Chemistry, Society of Petroleum Engineers, Richardson, TX, 1987.
Asphaltene Deposition and its Role in Enhanced Oil Recovery Miscible Gas Flooding,
Proceedings of the 3rd European Conference on Enhanced Oil Recovery, Rome, Italy, April 1985.

Other Related Books and Literature:

C7+ Fraction Characterization, Taylor & Francis Pub. Co., New York, 1989.
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