Core Scale Analysis on Asphaltene Flocculation Inhibition and Deposits Removal by Ultrasonication Conference Paper uri icon


  • Asphaltene buildup in the near wellbore region is an increasingly problematic phenomenon, especially in mature fields. Research on ultrasonic treatment to address this issue has increased in recent years, with a field trial on mature fields exhibiting favorable characteristics. Investigation of petrophysical characteristics, precipitation of asphaltenes in rock samples, employment of ultrasonication to remove/inhibit deposits, investigation of optimum sonication time, and the resultant increase of permeability to brine and crude oil are discussed and illustrated. Prevention and or removal of asphaltene deposits inside the wellbore as well as the nearby wellbore region can significantly improve in the recovery of the petroleum reservoirs.

name of conference

  • Qatar Foundation Annual Research Conference Proceedings

published proceedings

  • Qatar Foundation Annual Research Conference Proceedings Volume 2018 Issue 1

author list (cited authors)

  • Amani, M.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Amani, Mahmood

publication date

  • January 2018