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Chemical and physical structure of petroleum---effects on recovery operations. J.G. Speight. J. Petrol. Sci. Engng., January 1999, 22(2--3), 3--15.

The importance is discussed of chemical and physical structures of petroleum in predicting the phase behaviour of petroleum and possible separation of asphaltene from oil during oil recovery and refining due to the disturbance to the petroleum mixture. 43 refs.

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Journal title: Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering

Keywords: asphalt, bitumen or tar - Chemical and physical properties -

Subjects: Natural and physical sciences - Chemical and petrochemical - Bitumen - Refining - Crude oil - Oil and gas - Oil - Petroleum products -

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