Journal of
Petroleum and Gas Engineering

  • Abbreviation: J. Petroleum Gas Eng.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2677
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPGE
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 123

Full Length Research Paper

Effect of extended heavier hydrocarbon fraction (Cn+) composition on optimum surface separation pressure and temperature

Juvencio Armando Massinguil
  • Juvencio Armando Massinguil
  • Post Graduation Department, Faculty of Engineering, Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Mozambique.
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Luís Helder Lucas
  • Luís Helder Lucas
  • Post Graduation Department, Faculty of Engineering, Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Mozambique.
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Pal Skalle
  • Pal Skalle
  • Department of Geoscience and Petroleum, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway.
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  •  Received: 01 August 2018
  •  Accepted: 12 November 2018
  •  Published: 31 December 2018


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