CHIKWE TEMPLE NWOBURUIGWE and GINAH TEMPLE YAHMARABHI
J. Chem. Res. Adv., 04 (02):11-18
CHIKWE TEMPLE NWOBURUIGWE : University OF Port Harcourt
GINAH TEMPLE YAHMARABHI : UNIVERSITY OF PORT HARCOURT
Aim: This study was aimed to analyze the physical
and chemical compositions of the solid deposits recovered from water injection
wells in Niger Delta area of Nigeria.
Method and Materials: Solid deposit samples were recovered from
five water injection wells TA1, TA2, TA3, TA4 and TA5 respectively within Niger
Delta area, Nigeria at two different periods of the year ten months apart.
Samples were collected with a clean plastic bottle. The chemical compositions of samples from the
same well were determined at the same time.
Results: Solid deposit
recovered from water injection well TA1 has the highest percentage weight (%
wt) hydrocarbon as well as carbonate indicating the presence of Magnesium (Mg)
and Calcium (Ca) scales while solid deposit from water injection well TA3 has
the highest % wt SiO2 indicating the presence of sand particles.
Conclusion: It was concluded the presence of
hydrocarbons, carbonates, SiO2 and acid insoluble components in