(383e) Investigating the SI Hydrate Crystal Formation at Different Produced Water Levels for Offshore Flow Assurance
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 eco-friendly hydrate inhibitors was evaluated at different water levels and the amount of hydrate formation that occurs at each water level was estimated. According to the preliminary experimental results, the different water levels do have an effect on the amount of hydrates produced and the inhibition performance of selected hydrate inhibitors. This work is highly beneficial for the oil and gas sector as the hydrate formation at different water levels has been examined along with the performance evaluation of the hydrate inhibitors at different water levels. This will help the industry to optimize their inhibitors dosages, reduce their operating cost and assure smooth energy transfer.
Prof. Majeda Khraisheh and Dr. 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 .