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1. (WO2017060702) METHOD OF MONITORING A PARAMETER OF A HYDROCARBON WELL, PIPELINE OR FORMATION

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/060702    International Application No.:    PCT/GB2016/053102
Publication Date: Fri Apr 14 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Thu Oct 06 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: C09K 8/035
C09K 8/58
E21B 47/10
E21B 49/00
Applicants: JOHNSON MATTHEY PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY
Inventors: BRIERLEY, Aidan
Title: METHOD OF MONITORING A PARAMETER OF A HYDROCARBON WELL, PIPELINE OR FORMATION
Abstract:
A method of monitoring a parameter of a hydrocarbon well, pipelineor formation is provided.The method comprisesintroducing a tracer into the hydrocarbon well, pipelineor formation; producing a fluid from the hydrocarbon well, pipelineor formation; and analysing the fluid to determine if the tracer is present in the fluid. The tracer comprisesa halogenated alkoxylated-benzoic acid, an alkoxylated benzene sulfonic acid, a salt of a halogenated alkoxylated-benzoic acid or a salt of an alkoxylated benzene sulfonic acid.