SPE Online Education
Hydrate Flow Assurance Modeling – Predicting Hydrate Formation in Oil & Gas Pipelines
Includes a Live Web Event on 07/31/2023 at 9:00 AM (EDT)
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Gas hydrate formation in oil and gas pipelines may cause flow assurance problems, especially in deep water subsea tiebacks. Agglomeration and bedding of hydrates particles and its deposition on pipe walls may form blockages that stop production. This presentation will cover the systems approach that we, at the Center for Hydrate Research of the Colorado School of Mines, have followed to design our mathematical models to predict gas hydrate formation in multiphase flow pipelines. First, I present a series of conceptual pictures that describe the main phenomena related to hydrate formation in oil and gas transportation pipelines. These phenomena have been observed in multiscale experiments performed at our laboratory facilities and in other collaborating facilities. An overview of the current models is presented, along with field case examples. The last section of this presentation is related to new physics that we are introducing to improve predictions of hydrate phenomena during transient shut-down and start-up operations.
This webinar is categorized under the Projects, Facilities, and Construction technical discipline.
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Luis Zerpa is an Associate Professor and Associate Department Head of the Petroleum Engineering Department at the Colorado School of Mines. Luis holds the Harry D. Campbell Endowed Chair, is the Director of the Center for Rock and Fluid Multiphysics, and is an affiliated faculty of the Center for Hydrate Research. He has B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering, and a Ph.D. degree in Petroleum Engineering. Luis has been working on reservoir engineering research for over 20 years and in hydrate research for over 15 years covering experimental and modeling work of hydrates in nature and in flow assurance. His research combines experimental and modeling evaluation of multiphysical properties of rocks, fluids, and their interactions with applications to flow assurance, petroleum reservoir engineering, geothermal, and CCUS.
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