DOE, University of Tulsa embark on wax-deposition study

Tulsa University's instrumented flow loop will be used for paraffin-deposition tests with crude oil and natural gas mixtures for the US Department of Energy and 23 oil and gas companies. Click here to enlarge imageA joint project between the US Department of Energy (DOE), the University of Tulsa, and 23 private companies will tackle the problem of wax accumulation in deepwater pipelines. DOE will provide $1.2 million in research funds from its Fossil Energy petroleum technology program. Tulsa University and industry partners will add another $2 million for the 3-year project, according to an announcement from DOE last month.The research will use the University of Tulsa's instrum...

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