The effects of paraffin and asphaltene (tar) deposition in oil wellbores can be significant. Deposits in the wellbore, feedlines, and in the case of asphaltenes, sometimes in the formation, gradually choke production. Unless removed, these deposits will eventually stop oil flow. Usually asphaltenes form part of the paraffin deposit, complicating removal problems.
However, well treatment with Petrozene™ has been shown to:
- Significantly increase production in marginal wells, by 30% or more in some cases
- Result in potential increase in oil and gas production through formation injection