The Boduszynski Continuum

Contributions to the Understanding of the Molecular Composition of Petroleum

Cesar Ovalles (Redaktør) ; Michael E. Moir (Redaktør)

This monograph covers three broad topics of Mietek's outstanding career, Heavy Fraction and Asphaltene Characterization, The Boduszynski Continuum Model, and Distillation. In his pioneering work, Dr. Boduszynski postulated that petroleum is a continuum of compounds having a wide variety of structural and elemental compositions. Les mer
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This monograph covers three broad topics of Mietek's outstanding career, Heavy Fraction and Asphaltene Characterization, The Boduszynski Continuum Model, and Distillation. In his pioneering work, Dr. Boduszynski postulated that petroleum is a continuum of compounds having a wide variety of structural and elemental compositions. The model proposed that, unlike conventional wisdom at the time, petroleum transitions from individual molecules to high molecular weight
components (i.e., asphaltenes), and that the molecular composition of petroleum is a continuously variable series of molecules without abrupt transitions. His work in this area forms the basis of the current model of petroleum. He predicted that the high-boiling residue after distillation was, in fact,
a continuous extension of low molecular weight components, rather than (as was then thought) high-molecular weight "polymers."

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Cesar Ovalles is Technical Team Leader at Chevron Energy Technology Company. He has a B.Sc. in Chemistry from Simon Bolivar University and Ph.D. in the same field from Texas A&M University. He worked for 16 years at Petroleos de Venezuela Sociedad Anonima-Instituto de Tecnologia Venezolano del Petroleo. In 2006, he joined Chevron to work in R&D in Petroleum Chemistry and characterization of heavy and extra-heavy Crude Oils and
their fractions. He is also involved in new methods for analysis of asphaltenes and R&D in the chemistry of heavy and extra-heavy crude oil upgrading processes. He
currently supervises a 7-member team in a variety of projects.

Michael Moir is the manager of the Petroleum and Materials Characterization Unit of the Chevron Energy Technology Company. Michael obtained his B.Sc. in chemistry from Queen's University at Kingston, Ontario,
Canada and his Ph.D. in physical organic chemistry from the University of Alberta. He worked for 11 years in the research department of

Imperial Oil Resources Limited in Calgary, Alberta before joining Chevron in 1996. He has made contributions in a diverse range of research pursuits, from organic geochronology to remediation of crude oil impacted sites, and now leads a group of
about 60 scientists and technicians dedicated to the understanding of the physical and chemical nature of crude oil and its products. Michael has contributed to more than 50 publications, and he has been awarded 16 U.S. Patents.