Intelligent Hydrate Management (IHM), A Significant Step Towards Confining the Hydrate Blockage to History

Includes a Live Web Event on 06/23/2023 at 10:00 AM (EDT)

After more than 35 years of R&D, I believe that we now have the necessary knowledge and technologies for the prevention of hydrate blockages for almost all foreseeable scenarios, under the most economical and environmentally friendly operating conditions. Most of the technologies required have already been developed in the past, and successfully tested individually in the field. The aim of this presentation would be to explain/detail how these techniques/devices can work together into an integrated intelligent hydrate management (IHM) system.

This webinar is categorized under the Projects, Facilities, and Construction technical discipline.

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Bahman Tohidi

Bahman is Managing Director of “HYDRAFACT LIMITED” a Heriot-Watt spin-out Company formed in 2006 with Flow Assurance and PVT as its main area of activity. Hydrafact played a major role in Heriot-Watt University winning the Queen’s Anniversary Prizes in 2015. Bahman was the recipient of “Lifetime Achievement” from the 9th International Conference on Gas Hydrate, Denver, USA, in June 2017 for “Significant, Continuous Contributions to the Area of Hydrate Research, Practice, and/or Exploration, for a Period of Over Twenty Five Years”. Also, his research group work was recognised as one of the top 10 UK examples of the role of Chemical Engineering in Modern World by the IChemE (celebration on 15 December 2016 in Houses of Parliament in London). In November 2021 he won the Best Technical Presentation by IChemE, Aberdeen Branch, UK.

In June 2021 he formed Hydrafact Green Solutions Limited for more focus activities on the Human Health, Green Energy, Climate Change, Protecting the Environment and Earth. This new company will promote collaboration with other companies and government bodies, work as a platform for learning and increasing people awareness of Climate Change, Human Health, and look for options to minimize the negative effects of human activities on the Earth.

His teaching activities included Petroleum Engineering and Production Technology, as well as offering several short courses to the industry (including Flow Assurance and Gas Hydrates, PVT and Phase Behaviour of Reservoir Fluids, and Petroleum Engineering for other Disciplines, Climate Change, and Human Health). He taught Production Technology for 10 years to Heriot-Watt MSc students in Edinburgh and various Approved Learning Partners (ALP) Chemical Engineering in Russia, China, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, and Angola. He has published more than 480 papers and holds 13 patents mainly in gas hydrates and PVT. He was SPE Distinguished Lecturer in 2004-2005 with his talk entitled, “Gas Hydrates: Friend or Foe?”. Bahman is a Professor at the Institute of GeoEnergy Engineering, Heriot-Watt University. He was member of the EPSRC (the UK Engineering and Physical Science Research Council) Peer Review College from 2006-Present and former member of editorial board of Journal of Chemical Engineering Research and Design (2009-12), and former-Deputy Head of Institute of Petroleum Engineering, Heriot-Watt University (Oct 2012-May 2014).

Bahman is now teaching Drilling/Production Engineering to FLAME students and PVT to Mature Field Course at Heriot-Watt University, in addition to his research projects. He also teaches Production Engineering at Technical University of Crete, Greece. He also, working at Hydrafact Limited and offering various courses

Bahman received his BSc in Chemical Engineering in 1984. He worked as lab instructor and lecturer for 8 years (including 4 years part-time) and 4 years as Production Engineering with a major Oil Company.

Bahman Tohidi joined Heriot-Watt University in early 1991 and graduated with a PhD in Petroleum Engineering in 1995 with his doctoral work on the “Phase Behaviour of Water-Hydrocarbon Systems and Gas Hydrates”. He started his employment at Heriot-Watt University in January 1994 working in both Hydrate and Reservoir Fluids research projects.

His research interests include gas hydrates, flow assurance (e.g., wax, asphaltene, salt, emulsion, foam, etc), PVT, phase behaviour and properties of reservoir fluids and H2/H2S/CO2-rich systems, production technology and EOR. He is officially leading the Hydrate, Flow Assurance and Phase Equilibria Research Group at Institute of GeoEnergy Engineering, Heriot-Watt University. He was also the Director of International Centre for Gas Hydrate Research and the Centre for Flow Assurance Research (C-FAR) at Institute of GeoEnergy Engineering, Heriot-Watt University with several projects on various aspects of gas hydrates and flow assurance, and phase behaviour and properties of reservoir fluids and H2/H2S/CO2-rich systems. His is a consultant to major oil and service companies.

Gizem Ersoy-Gokcal (Moderator)

Gizem Ersoy-Gokcal is currently Production Readiness Coordinator for ExxonMobil Guyana Business Unit. Gokcal has over 18 years of experience in multiphase flow research and oil/gas industry projects and operations. Last 10 years of professional experience has been focused on deep water greenfield and brownfield developments, identifying and assessing flow assurance challenges, optimizing and debottlenecking production and interfacing with subsea, topsides and chemical vendors.  She has been also recognized as a professional with advanced technical skills in ExxonMobil on flow assurance.

Gokcal previously served in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)’s Flow Assurance Forum in various roles and in the leadership team of Society of Petroleum Engineer (SPE)’ Flow Assurance Technical Section as a treasurer.

She holds master’s and doctorate degrees in petroleum engineering from the University of Tulsa on multiphase flow in pipes, and a bachelor’s degree in petroleum and natural gas engineering from Middle East Technical University in Turkey. She is also a licensed professional engineer in Texas.

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Intelligent Hydrate Management (IHM), A Significant Step Towards Confining the Hydrate Blockage to History
06/23/2023 at 10:00 AM (EDT)  |  90 minutes
06/23/2023 at 10:00 AM (EDT)  |  90 minutes
20 Questions
Live and Archive Viewing: 0.15 CEU/1.5 PDH credits and certificate available
Live and Archive Viewing: 0.15 CEU/1.5 PDH credits and certificate available