SPE Online Education
Hydrate inhibition of storage / hydraulic fluids and umbilical flushing characteristics
Recorded On: 04/15/2021
Assumptions have been made about the hydrate inhibition characteristics of hydraulic / storage fluids in umbilicals due to the inclusion of MEG, but AFS has tested a dozen fluids to better assess their hydrate inhibition characteristics and develop the curves. The curves will be provided within this presentation and shared with the community. In addition, a short discussion on the displacement of umbilical fluids with production chemicals and the laboratory testing performed versus the calculated results utilizing laminar flow.
This webinar is categorized under the Projects, Facilities, and Construction technical discipline.
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Dr. Tony Spratt
Dr. Spratt, PhD has nearly 20 years of experience specifically focused on deepwater production, with specialist expertise in the areas of project management, transient simulations, systems integration, and production chemistry. Dr. Spratt’s career has spanned a range of engagements within the energy community, ranging from chemical supplier (Nalco/Multi-Chem), engineering contractor (Foster Wheeler), and operator (Chevron). The breadth of Dr. Spratt’s experience allows him to offer a unique perspective that spans from the laboratory to design to field application. This allows Dr. Spratt to keenly understand the needs of various disciplines in delivering a total system solution. Dr. Spratt graduated magna cum laude from Midwestern State University with a degree in chemistry, before obtaining his PhD in organic chemistry from the University of Arizona.
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