Formation of mineral deposits is encountered in oil and gas production, transportation and processing causing obstruction of technological operations from the initial stage of hydrocarbon production. It has been recognized to be a major operational problem in subsurface and surface oil and gas installations that causes damage to hydrocarbon-producing formations. In order to identify ways of combating this problem we propose study of the detection method for reservoir mineral deposits formed during production. Real-time detection and monitoring of petroleum scales may be possible since the magnetic susceptibilities of scales are distinctly different from crude oils and formation waters. Continuous monitoring or selected measurements of the magnetic susceptibility of petroleum reservoir fluids at the petroleum operational site, or of fluid samples at the laboratory is an effective method to help control scale.


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