ParaFlow HE-1507A is an aqueous composition that is formulated without the use of hydrocarbon solvents. The chemical composition is designed to inhibit the tendency for asphaltenic compounds to attract one another and therefore has the potential to improve flow characteristics and reduce viscosity of low API asphaltenic crudes.
An example of such an application was demonstrated on a crude oil sample having the following characteristics:
Test conditions were as follows:
Viscosity results were as follows:
ParaFlow HE-6400 is expected to deliver similar viscosity reduction attributes to asphaltenic crudes as demonstrated above by ParaFlow HE-1507A.