Paraffin, asphaltene control practices surveyed

A survey of a number of U.S. operating companies indicated that their paraffin and asphaltene control programs were poor to excellent.The Permian Basin Operators` work group developed the survey. Group members include ARCO Permian, Exxon Co. USA Production, PennzEnergy Inc., Artificial Lift Solutions, Occidental Petroleum Corp., Cross Timbers Oil Co., Burlington Resources Inc., Amerada Hess Corp., Texaco E&P Inc., Pioneer Natural Resources USA Inc., Phillips Petroleum Co., and Chevron USA Inc.The group received 43 completed surveys from the following 12 companies: Amerada Hess, Phillips, Spirit Energy 76, Marathon Oil Co., PennzEnergy, ARCO Permian, Occidental Petroleum, Altura Energy, Bu...

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