As operators move into more remote regions, greater offshore depths, or into regions that yield more difficult crudes, they face challenges to keep produced fluids and gas flowing through the lines.
The future success of flow assurance depends on the development of technologies that can enable cost-efficient and environment-friendly solutions while contributing to increased earnings and production along with improved recovery, enhancing and prolonging the use of existing infrastructure.
The major issues of flow assurance today deal with mitigating the effects of substances which can block pipelines, including hydrates, waxes, scale, sand, and asphaltenes. The current flow assurance approach involves managing deposits rather than absolutely preventing them. This change in philosophy has led to the enhancement of some existing tools such as thermodynamic hydrate inhibitors (methanol and glycol) with the development of new tools such as low-dosage hydrate inhibitors (LDHI), including kinetic inhibitors and anti-agglomerants.
This forum will pursue the possibilities of new technologies that will be required in the next 20 years for technical and economic feasibility.
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The objective is to create a collaborative, idea-generating arena that stimulates new ideas and innovation about future challenges facing the E&P industry.
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