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Thank you for attending the SPE Workshop. Disruption in oil and gas production is extremely costly and a time-consuming HSE affair. Assuring flow is a multidiscipline approach to identify flow stoppage risks and devise systematic workflows and protocols can guarantee an uninterrupted flow of hydrocarbons from the reservoir to surface facilities, through pipeline to terminals and, ultimately, to refineries. This workshop centred on an integrated approach to prevent flow disruption by encompassing the industry supply chain. The aim of the workshop was to discuss how a robust strategy and building block can influence the field development plan.
As operators rely on longer subsea tiebacks, an upward trend in the number of plugs caused by paraffins and hydrates has been seen. New prevention and remediation methods are discussed to help solve these challenges. A former technical manager with Petrobras discusses the development of the company’s flow assurance philosophies and strategies.
This paper reviews the mechanisms of initiation and the prevention of top-of-the-line corrosion (TLC). Recent research and developments are highlighted and validated to arrive at best practices for control of this significant corrosion manifestation. Water condensation and/or hydrate formation at the top of pipelines are serious design/operation considerations in pipelines. This paper reports the results of tests conducted in a new experimental setup constructed for investigating gas-hydrate risks in varied operational scenarios.
A computational fluid dynamics model is proposed to analyze the effect of hydrate flow in pipelines using multiphase-flow-modeling techniques. The results will identify the cause of pipeline failure, regions of maximum stress in the pipeline, and plastic deformation of the pipeline. The 9th International Conference on Gas Hydrates featured discussions on key advancements in flow assurance, including the concept of risk management and anti-agglomerates being applicable strategies in transient operations. A BP flow assurance manager explains a methodology for determining and mitigating flow assurance risks. A BP flow assurance engineer discusses the shift in hydrate management strategy from complete avoidance to risk mitigation for an offshore dry tree facility.
Lloyds Register Senior Flow Assurance Engineer Oche Ameh explains what flow assurance is and the importance of this field in oil and gas extraction. The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation announced a three-point smart strategy aimed at ending gas flaring in Nigeria’s oil and gas industry in 2 years.
If you've taken a career break and are now looking to return to the workforce, would you consider taking an internship? Career reentry expert Carol Fishman Cohen thinks you should. Lloyds Register Senior Flow Assurance Engineer Oche Ameh explains what flow assurance is and the importance of this field in oil and gas extraction. While a résumé matters for getting a data science job, having a portfolio of public evidence of your data science skills can do wonders for your job prospects. Data story consumers are focused on summarized results and highlights instead of details of the analysis.
A small core team with the ability to make decisions was responsible for getting a subsea tie-back project up to sanction within a short-time frame. When the underlying cause of flow-related issues on offshore projects is unknown, an expert said an investigation of fluid flow behavior based on an understanding of the first principles of flow assurance is necessary. This paper focuses on a numerical-modeling analysis of the acid-gas-injection (AGI) scenario in carbonate HP/HT reservoirs, and presents the way in which AGI impacts asphaltene-precipitation behavior. A presentation from the 2016 Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Technical Symposium examines a testing strategy to determine the effectiveness of paraffin inhibitors.