Tackling challenges with numerical and experimental novel approaches
Hydrate formation is one of the most challenging problems in flow assurance. Hydrates can lead to internal corrosion, causing disintegration of the pipe’s properties, which can even result in the pipe’s leakage or rupture. By predicting when and where hydrates may form, we can lower production costs and reduce environmental and human health risks.
To mitigate these risks requires gathering reliable thermodynamic data, understanding local hydrodynamic conditions, and using accurate models for hydrate crystal formation, growth, and agglomeration.
ESSS, ISDB, and NUEM/UTFPR (Multiphase Flow Research Center) have worked for 5 years to develop solutions for hydrate challenges. A novel model based on a population balance approach was designed.
This webinar will bring together engineers from ESSS and ISDB and the leading professor from NUEM/UTFPR to discuss how to address numerical and experimental challenges and better predict hydrate formation in wells and production lines.
What you will see on this webinar:
- Numerical challenges to model hydrate formation
- Experimental challenges to physically simulate hydrate formation
- Preparing experimental data to be used in mathematical model validation