Petroleum Engineering
Mechanistic Study of Effect of Ultrasonic Radiation on Asphaltenic Crude Oils

Seyed Mohammadreza Mousavi; Saeed Jafari; Mahin Schaffie; Saeid Norouzi Apourvari

Volume 9, Issue 4 , October 2020, , Pages 45-67

  Ultrasonic irradiation is a new, economic, and environmentally friendly technique for treating asphaltene aggregation in petroleum industry. In this study, the effect of ultrasonic radiation on asphaltene formation is investigated using conventional optical microscopy, viscosity measurement, and Fourier-transform ...  Read More

Chemical Engineering
Application of SnO2/Alumina Nanocatalyst in Removal of Naphthenic Acids from Crude Oil

Taleb Eidy; Seyed Ali Hosseini; Ghasem Marandi

Volume 9, Issue 4 , October 2020, , Pages 115-123

  The separation of naphthenic acids from crude oil is difficult, and the presence of such materials in crude oil reduces its value. In this work, using catalytic esterification with methanol, naphthenic acids of crude oil were removed to reduce their harmful effects. SnO2/γ-Al2O3 nanocatalyst was ...  Read More

Petroleum Engineering – Reservoir
Occurrence and Distribution of Chrysene and its Derivatives in Crude Oils and Source Rock Extracts from Niger Delta, Nigeria

Abiodun Ogbesejana; Oluwadayo Sonibare; Zhong Ningning; Oluwasesan Bello

Volume 8, Issue 2 , April 2019, , Pages 34-52

  Crude oils and source rocks from the northern and offshore Niger Delta basin, Nigeria, have been characterized by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry in terms of their origin and thermal maturity based on the distribution of chrysene and its derivatives. The crude oils and source rocks were characterized ...  Read More