Effect of Wax Inhibitors on the Flow behavior of the Caledonia Field Paraffinic Oil in Consolidated Porous Media at Reservoir and Production Conditions

The proposed research activities aim the chemical and physical characterization of the wax contained in the Caledonia crude oil for the establishment of customized wax remediation alternatives. It also proposes the evaluation of the effectiveness of the optimum remediation treatments through the establishment of the flow performance of the original oil and treated oil in porous media at actual reservoir and production conditions. The results of this experimental work would allow establishing the actual applicability of the identified remediation techniques and consequently the cost-effective production of the waxy oil in the Caledonia oil field. 

Faculty Supervisor:

Dr. Laura Romero-Zerón


Bing Wei


Corridor Resources Inc.


Engineering - chemical / biological


Oil and gas


University of New Brunswick



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