Jody Hoshowski / Rolando Perez-Pineiro / Alyn Jenkins / Diansy Cruz-Perez
Inhibitors have been used to mitigate corrosion in oil and gas producing assets. The efficiency of inhibitors are affected by several variables with the ability of an inhibitor to transport through the produced fluids onto the metal surface being one of the most important requirements. This can be achieved by formulating inhibitor products with a variety of chemistries that minimize their solubility in oil and are either soluble or dispersible in the brine.
The partitioning of inhibitor products between the oil and aqueous phases require a reliable method to evaluate different inhibitor products. An analytical method using fluorescence spectroscopy has been developed as a means to measure inhibitor concentration. This new method offers several advantages over other commonly used techniques, such as dye transfer methods. The method offers a greater degree of accuracy, can be performed in the laboratory or at the well site, and individual analysis can be performed relatively quickly. Further, the performance of such formulations were evaluated under autoclave conditions in order to determine their applicability to existing producing systems.
Key words: conference papers, 2017 conference papers, corrosion inhibitor, residual, fluorescence, dye transfer