Deepwater production facilities in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM) and other regions periodically experience short intense upsets of their produced water treatment. These upsets are due to many factors inherent in their geological formation and physical location:
Hydrate formation and associated chemical dosing procedures (LDHI, Methanol, etc.)
Frequent startup/shutdown of production wells due to weather threats, new wells, tiebacks etc.
Large motions on board the platform from adverse weather conditions
Frequent rate changes in fluid production (slugging, debottlenecking)