Effective measurement of the composition and properties of petroleum is essential for its exploration, production, and refining; however, new technologies and methodologies are not adequately documented in much of the current literature. Analytical Methods in Petroleum Upstream Applications explores advances in the analytical methods and instrument

Background Chapters. Petroleum Molecular Composition Continuity Model. Process and Laboratory Sampling for Analytical Systems: Similarities and Subtle Differences. Water Analysis. Advances in Oil-in-Water Monitoring Technology. Properties. Characterization of Athabasca and Arabian Light Vacuum Residues and Their Thermally Cracked Products: Implications of the Structural Information on Adsorption over Solid Surfaces. Analysis of Olefins in Heavy Oil, Bitumen, and Their Upgraded Products. Analytical Measurements. Advances in Gas Chromatography for Petroleum Upstream, Refining, Petrochemical, and Related Environmental Applications. Application of NMR Technology in Petroleum Exploration and Characterization. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Upstream Applications: Crude Oil Characterization, Water-Oil Interface Behavior, and Porous Media. Heavy Ends and Asphaltenes. On-Column Filtration Asphaltene Characterization Methods for the Analysis of Produced Crude Oils and Deposits from Upstream Operations. Asphaltene Adsorption on Iron Oxide Surfaces. Determination of Asphaltenes Using Microfluidics. Modeling and Chemometrics. Application of Data Fusion for Enhanced Understanding and Control. Application of Computer Simulations to Surfactant Chemical Enhanced Oil Recovery. Understanding the Molecular Information Contained in the Infrared Spectra of Colombian Vacuum Residua by Principal Component Analysis.