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Viscosity Alteration of Paraffin Based Crude Oil Using Pulsated Magnetic FieldNormal access

Authors: D. Pandey, D.B. Pandey and S. Suyal
Event name: 78th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2016
Session: Innovative Technologies (A)
Publication date: 31 May 2016
DOI: 10.3997/2214-4609.201601035
Organisations: EAGE
Language: English
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This technical paper aims to demonstrate the use of magnetic field in reducing the viscosity of high wax (paraffin) content crude oil. Waxy particles when came under the influence of strong magnetic field for short period of time, they broke into smaller particles and thus due to their breakdown the resistance to flow between its adjacent layer were also decreased. The experiment was performed on three different magnetic fields and was confirmed that the rate of viscosity decline is directly proportional to the applied field strength.

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