The Applications of Bench-top Low Field Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy in Characterizing Oil Field Emulsions

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Abstract

This thesis considers the use of benchtop nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy to research various aspects of emulsion science and characterisation, specifically via measurement of emulsion droplet size distributions. Via this approach, emulsion inversion and emulsion droplet shear-induced diffusion were studied. This enabled the development of a by-line NMR emulsion droplet sizing measurement that was integrated into a control loop for the first time. This was then applied to study low pressure CO2 breaking of oilfield water-in-oil emulsions and the effect of salt content on the stability of these oilfield emulsions.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Johns, Michael, Supervisor
  • May, Eric, Supervisor
  • Fridjonsson, Einar, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date18 Dec 2017
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2017

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