ABSTRACT

Adhi gas—condensate field is located near Islamabad, Pakistan. Pakistan Petroleum Limited started fluid processing and recovery of Liquefied Petroleum Gas and Condensate around in 1990. The liquid stream was processed with no solids deposition in the past. Recently, the liquid processing circuit of the plant has experienced an increasing amount of black solid deposition, which is trapped into the liquid filters located in the plant.

To identify the root causes of the problem of these solids depositional systematic approach was applied including taking various solid, liquid and gas samples from the plant inlet and various locations inside the processing plant and analyzing them for diagnostics.

Based on the outcome of the root-cause analysis, a chemical mitigation strategy has been developed, tested and implemented, resulting in significant reduction in problems related with solid depositions in processing plant.

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