Analytical Methods in Petroleum Upstream Applications

Analytical Methods in Petroleum Upstream Applications

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    • Presents new methodologies for assessing the composition and properties of petroleum within the petroleum industry
    • Covers a number of analytical techniques developed for residue characterization
    • Promotes understanding of the characteristics of heavy petroleum to address problems in production
    • Encompasses a multidisciplinary scope from the fields of chemistry, geology, biology, and petroleum



Effective measurement of the composition and properties of petroleum is essential for its exploration, production, and refining; however, new technologies and methodologies are not adequately documented in much of the current literature.Analytical Methods in Petroleum Upstream Applications explores advances in the analytical methods and instrumentation that allow more accurate determination of the components, classes of compounds, properties, and features of petroleum and its fractions.


Recognized experts explore a host of topics, including:



    • A petroleum molecular composition continuity model as a context for other analytical measurements
    • A modern modular sampling system for use in the lab or the process area to collect and control samples for subsequent analysis
    • The importance of oil-in-water measurements and monitoring
    • The chemical and physical properties of heavy oils, their fractions, and products from their upgrading
    • Analytical measurements using gas chromatography and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) applications
    • Asphaltene and heavy ends analysis
    • Chemometrics and modeling approaches for understanding petroleum composition and properties to improve upstream, midstream, and downstream operations



Due to the renaissance of gas and oil production in North America, interest has grown in analytical methods for a wide range of applications. The understanding provided in this text is designed to help chemists, geologists, and chemical and petroleum engineers make more accurate estimates of the crude value to specific refinery configurations, providing insight into optimum development and extraction schemes.


Table of Contents

Petroleum Molecular Composition Continuity Model
Mieczyslaw M. Boduszynski
Process and Laboratory Sampling for Analytical Systems: Similarities and Subtle Differences
William M. Cost
Advances in Oil-in-Water Monitoring Technology

Darrell L. Gallup
Characterization of Athabasca and Arabian Light Vacuum Residues and Their Thermally Cracked Products: Implications of the Structural Information on Adsorption over Solid Surfaces

Francisco Lopez-Linares, Mazin M. Fathi, Lante Carbognani Ortega, Azfar Hassan, Pedro Pereira-Almao, Estrella Rogel, Cesar Ovalles, Ajit Pradhan, and John Zintsmaster
Analysis of Olefins in Heavy Oil, Bitumen, and Their Upgraded Products
Lante Carbognani Ortega, Francisco Lopez-Linares, Qiao Wu, Marianna Trujillo, Josune Carbognani, and Pedro Pereira-Almao
Advances in Gas Chromatography for Petroleum Upstream, Refining, Petrochemical, and Related Environmental Applications

Carl E. Rechsteiner Jr., John Crandall, and Ned Roques
Application of NMR Technology in Petroleum Exploration and Characterization
Zheng Yang, Ajit Pradhan, John Zintsmaster, and Boqin Sun
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Upstream Applications: Crude Oil Characterization, Water-Oil Interface Behavior, and Porous Media
Teresa E. Lehmann and Vladimir Alvarado
On-Column Filtration Asphaltene Characterization Methods for the Analysis of Produced Crude Oils and Deposits from Upstream Operations

Estrella Rogel, Cesar Ovalles, and Michael E. Moir
Asphaltene Adsorption on Iron Oxide Surfaces
Estrella Rogel and Michael Roye
Determination of Asphaltenes Using Microfluidics
Farshid Mostowfi and Vincent Sieben
Application of Data Fusion for Enhanced Understanding and Control

Thomas I. Dearing, Rachel Mohler, Carl E. Rechsteiner Jr., and Brian J. Marquardt
Application of Computer Simulations to Surfactant Chemical Enhanced Oil Recovery
Jan-Willem Handgraaf, Kunj Tandon, Shekhar Jain, Marten Buijse, and Johannes G.E.M. Fraaije
Understanding the Molecular Information Contained in the Infrared Spectra of Colombian Vacuum Residua by Principal Component Analysis
Jorge A. Orrego-Ruiz, Daniel Molina, Enrique Mejía-Ospino, and Alexander Guzmán

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