Asphaltenes, Emulsions and Wax

Our research is focussed on the characterisation and control of interfacial structures that are formed by the native components of crude oil. Those structures lead to a greater insight to address flow assurance issues such as deposition, corrosion, transportation and separation. These complex systems are studied using a range of analytical and purpose built techniques to fully characterise and identify key components or fractions that govern behaviours in the bulk and at the interface. New chemicals to control unwanted behaviours are also explored.