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Paper presented at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference, November 12–15, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-192775-MS
... life cycle GRE calculation onshore esp well flow assurance benefit installation iso 15663 society of petroleum engineers hydrate inhibition asphaltene inhibition GRE lining carbon steel Revenue operator Abstract ISO 15663 Lifecycle cost (LCC) analysis principles are commonly...
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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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Paper presented at the Offshore Technology Conference Asia, November 2–August 19, 2020
Paper Number: OTC-30172-MS
... of slug flow data : Request additional Flow Assurance work to determine a refined set of slug flow data (where applicable). Potential options include considering high fidelity modelling techniques and providing more representative slug flow data relating to operating philosophy to release conservatisms...
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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 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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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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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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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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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 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 OTC Brasil, October 24–26, 2017
Paper Number: OTC-28022-MS
... 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 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 North Africa Technical Conference and Exhibition, April 15–17, 2013
Paper Number: SPE-164651-MS
... SPE 164651 Flow assurance for subsea gas production systems in the deep water of Mediterranean Sea with lower glycol injection rates. Wael Hamed A. Moati, Petrobel Company Copyright 2013, Society of Petroleum Engineers This paper was prepared for presentation at the North Africa Technical...
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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 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 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 Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference, November 9–12, 2020
Paper Number: SPE-202759-MS
.... Conventional perforation, acid stimulation and zonal tests were seen to result in unsustainable flow and very low productivity index. Prior to committing capital investment, a decision was made to screen different completion and production technologies to exploit tight reservoirs, and deploy a pilot well...
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Paper presented at the SPE Nigeria Annual International Conference and Exhibition, August 11–13, 2020
Paper Number: SPE-203650-MS
... optimization initiatives and flowline installations. Substantial number of the well intervention jobs (i.e. fishing, dewaxing, milling, flow-path change, wellhead maintenanceetc) were conducted during the OML-42 re-entry window. Natural water encroachment during production ramp-up were minimize by increased...
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Paper presented at the Offshore Technology Conference, May 4–7, 2009
Paper Number: OTC-20204-MS
... OTC 20204 The Impact of Reservoir Fluid Compositional Variation and Valid Sample Acquisition on Flow Assurance Evaluation Oliver C. Mullins1, Hani Elshahawi2, Matthew Flannery2, Michael O Keefe1, Stephane Vanuffellen1, 1. Schlumberger Oilfield Services, 2. Shell International E&P Inc. Copyright...

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