(383d) Use of Eco-Friendly Amine Based Hydrate Inhibitors for Hydrate Mitigation and Offshore Flow Assurance
AIChE Annual Meeting
2019 AIChE Annual Meeting
Upstream Engineering and Flow Assurance Forum
Poster Session: Upstream Engineering and Flow Assurance
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
A series of experiments were conducted under different pressure conditions (40-100 bars) using rocking cell assembly (RC-5) and pure methane gas. The RC-5 mimics a subsea line and can be operated up to 200 bars with a temperature range of -10 o C to 60 o C. The inhibition performance of selected amine based eco-friendly hydrate inhibitors with and without synergists was evaluated at different dosages and pressure conditions. It was observed that the selected eco-friendly inhibitors can function as thermodynamic and kinetic inhibitors both simultaneously. The addition of synergist enhances their inhibition performance and help in reducing their required dosage. This work is beneficial for industry as it may help to reduce their operating cost, reduce their environmental foot print and assure smooth energy transfer.
Prof. Majeda Khraisheh and Dr. M Fahed Qureshi are active researchers in the area of flow assurance. Their work focuses primarily on applied research in the area gas hydrates considering the offshore industrial needs and addressing the environmental constraints associated with commercial hydrate inhibitors. They can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com .