Amiri M.,South Zagros Oil and Gas Production Company ICOFC NIOC |
Moghadasi J.,Petroleum University of Technology of Iran |
Jamialahmadi M.,Petroleum University of Technology of Iran
Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization and Environmental Effects | Year: 2014
Scale formation in surface and subsurface oil and gas production equipment has been recognized to be one of the major operational problems. It has also been recognized as a major cause of formation damage either in injection or producing wells. Scale contributes to equipment wear and corrosion and flow restriction, thus resulting in a decrease in oil and gas production. This article presents the amount of strontium sulfate precipitation of formation water, injection water, and mixing of injection water with formation water at different temperatures and pressures. The experimentally measured chemical analyses of formation water and injection water were used by OLI ScaleChem software to determine the amount of strontium sulfate scale formation at different conditions. Copyright © Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.