Effect of Catalytic Aquathermolysis on High-Molecular-Weight Components of Heavy Oil in the Ashal’cha Field
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We have studied the effect of catalytic aquathermolysis on the high-molecular-weight components of crude oil in the Ashal’cha field (Republic of Tatarstan). We used an iron(III) tris(acetylacetonate) complex as the catalyst. The change in the structure and composition of the resins and asphaltenes in aquathermolysis was studied by PMR and IR spectroscopy.
Keywordshigh-viscosity crude oil catalytic aquathermolysis NMR spectroscopy asphaltenes
The work was performed using a subsidy under the auspices of state support of Kazan Federal University for increasing its competitiveness among world-leading science-education centers.