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Paper presented at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference, November 12–15, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-192775-MS
...-informed Epoxy (GRE) Lined tubing has provided significant evidence of flow assurance benefits of the system. This paper will present a modern adaptation of LCC analysis based on operator data and quantification of these benefits and savings. With over 100,000 GRE Lined completions worldwide...
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Paper presented at the Offshore Technology Conference Asia, November 2–6, 2020
Paper Number: OTC-30172-MS
... to confirm robustness; this can prove time-consuming. This presents opportunities for significant optimisation in workflows to target governing operating scenarios. This paper describes an integrated iterative approach between the Flow Assurance and Pipeline engineering disciplines to streamline...
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Publisher: BHR Group
Paper presented at the BHR 19th International Conference on Multiphase Production Technology, June 5–7, 2019
Paper Number: BHR-2019-077
... 1 ABSTRACT Hydraulic simulators represent the multiphase flow workhorse of upstream production. Because these tools are not a panacea for every flow assurance challenge, application programming interfaces (APIs) provide users the ability to add fit for purpose analyses while leveraging...
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Publisher: BHR Group
Paper presented at the 11th North American Conference on Multiphase Production Technology, June 6–8, 2018
Paper Number: BHR-2018-007
... control of flow rate increase) 14 © BHR Group 2018 Multiphase 11 The full checklist of issues needing to be addressed is shown in this figure, with flow related issues top left and fluid related issues bottom right. Figure 3 - Systems and challenges involving flow assurance discipline 4.3 Operational...
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Paper presented at the PSIG Annual Meeting, October 15–17, 2003
Paper Number: PSIG-03B4
... pipeline design. In addition, designing multiphase pipelines to accommodate future expansion, particularly in remote areas, requires a range of potential operating conditions to be considered, potentially impacting current operating/design procedures. 1. INTRODUCTION The term ‘flow assurance’ is one...
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Publisher: BHR Group
Paper presented at the 17th International Conference on Multiphase Production Technology, June 10–12, 2015
Paper Number: BHR-2015-G1
... Tests" campaign was carried out at the SINTEF Tiller large scale test facility, followed up by the "Core Model Evaluation and Flow Assurance Risk Study" with Schlumberger SPTC. This presentation gives an overview of the Tanzania deep water gas development with focus on the flow assurance challenges...
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Publisher: BHR Group
Paper presented at the 15th International Conference on Multiphase Production Technology, June 15–17, 2011
Paper Number: BHR-2011-E5
... ABSTRACT In every oil and gas field development project, especially when moving into deep water and/or long tieback distances in harsh environments, flow assurance is of crucial importance in order to define a robust, reliable development concept which will ensure security of supply during...
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Paper presented at the 1997 SEG Annual Meeting, November 2–7, 1997
Paper Number: SEG-1997-0100
... in a field processor based on a compromise between QC efficiency and algorithm robustness and complexity. Figure 1 shows the flow-chart of a typical sequence, where modules can be individually activated. For example, if module No6 is activated on its own, a raw summation is performed. Modules No 1 to 5...
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Paper presented at the Offshore Mediterranean Conference and Exhibition, March 20–22, 2013
Paper Number: OMC-2013-080
... ABSTRACT Flow assurance is an engineering process provides comprehensive analysis to assure hydrocarbon fluids are transported through pipelines (small lines or trunk lines) in an economical and safe manner from the producing wells to the treatment plant. Thus, flow assurance covers the whole...
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Publisher: BHR Group
Paper presented at the BHR 19th International Conference on Multiphase Production Technology, June 5–7, 2019
Paper Number: BHR-2019-409
... near horizontal pipes at the Tiller test facility in Norway, while model development and model verification studies have been carried out with both Schlumberger (OLGA) and SINTEF (Ledaflow). This presentation gives an overview of the Tanzania deep water gas development with focus on the flow assurance...
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Paper presented at the Offshore Technology Conference, May 5–8, 2008
Paper Number: OTC-19291-MS
... Abstract Since 1987, with the beginning of the petroleum exploitation in Brazil in water depths deeper than 200 m, flow assurance has played an important role in the production of development projects. Especially in deep and ultra deep water production systems, waxes and hydrates can...
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Paper presented at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Conference and Exhibition, November 11–14, 2012
Paper Number: SPE-161070-MS
... and description The 1.8 MMbd Bab Thamama G and Habshan 2 project scope consists of additional wells, flow lines, new process units and modification of existing surface facilities that are required to increase oil production in the Bab field by a sustainable rate of 80 MBOPD. The facilities will include...
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Paper presented at the The 30th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, October 11–16, 2020
Paper Number: ISOPE-I-20-2153
..., the problems requiring attention include the pressure change caused by the change of fluid properties of the marginal field, and the influence on flow assurance of the original pipeline and existing platform. Feasible and safe solutions are proposed in this paper to resolve these problems, which could help...
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Paper presented at the OTC Brasil, October 24–26, 2017
Paper Number: OTC-28022-MS
... Abstract Abstract This paper presents the results obtained from decommissioning an offshore production loop (7.625 in., 19 km) by flushing with inhibited seawater and compares flow-assurance software simulations to data collected in the field. After completion of the subsea production system shutdown...
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Publisher: BHR Group
Paper presented at the 18th International Conference on Multiphase Production Technology, June 7–9, 2017
Paper Number: BHR-2017-439
... of the Tanzania deep water gas development with focus on the flow assurance challenges relating to a potential subsea to beach concept and the background, motivation and high level results from the conducted work, while the "three-phase vertical flow experiments (SINTEF)", the model development and verification...
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Paper presented at the SPE Canadian Energy Technology Conference, March 16–17, 2022
Paper Number: SPE-208881-MS
... on a hydrate fraction threshold of 0.2 for a potential plug, compared to thermodynamically preventing hydrate formation. wax remediation modeling & simulation hydrate inhibition flow assurance wax inhibition asphaltene remediation scale remediation oilfield chemistry scale inhibition...
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Paper presented at the North Africa Technical Conference and Exhibition, April 15–17, 2013
Paper Number: SPE-164651-MS
... Abstract Flow assurance is an engineering process provides comprehensive analysis to assure hydrocarbon fluids are transported through pipelines (small lines or trunk lines) in an economical and safe manner from the producing wells to the treatment plant. Thus, flow assurance covers the whole...
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Paper presented at the Offshore Technology Conference, April 30–May 3, 2012
Paper Number: OTC-23003-MS
... processing. Oneof the most promising concepts for vertical transport from large water depths(over 1000 m) is hydraulic transport: transport of solid material in an upward water flowthrough a riser. This paper describes part of a PhD study to flow assurance invertical hydraulic transport (VHT). Excavated...
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Paper presented at the SPE International Production and Operations Conference & Exhibition, May 14–16, 2012
Paper Number: SPE-157295-MS
... There are many drawbacks in using TAN measurements for flow assurance predictions. There is no exact correlation between the TAN value and the overall tendency of a particular crude oil system to cause flow assurance problems 4 . More sophisticated methods of naphthenic acid analysis have been...
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Paper presented at the Offshore Technology Conference, May 4–7, 2009
Paper Number: OTC-20204-MS
... Abstract The evaluation of flow assurance concerns for oilfield development necessitates corresponding careful laboratory measurements. However, there are two issues of great concern, which are often underemphasized. First, reservoir fluids are spatially variable, both vertically and laterally...

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