Guest Editorial | Lack of Facilities Standards: The Achilles' Heel of Modularization?
A case study determined that the root cause of corrosion failures in a heat exchanger stemmed from inadequate system cleaning during commissioning and startup and missed opportunities for remediation resulting from ineffective microbial control and subpar monitoring of water chemistry parameters.
As offshore development moves into deeper waters, harsh environments, and longer distances, the economic and practical advantages of moving as many components to the seafloor as possible has become a driving factor in technology development.
Peer Review Editor
Design Method Combining API and ASME Codes for Subsea Equipment for HP/HT Conditions Up to 25,000-psi Pressure and 400°F Temperature
P.D. Pathak, C.G. Kocurek, and S.L. Taylor
A methodology is introduced that combines the API and ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessels Code to design subsea pressure-containing components for high-pressure/high-temperature conditions.
R.S. Al-Maamari, M. Sueyoshi, M. Tasaki, K. Okamura, Y. Al-Lawati, R. Nabulsi, and M. Al-Battashi
A small pilot plant conducted produced-water treatment trials at a crudeoil gathering facility. The results of treating various mixtures of brine and oil by using different combinations of the available treatment processes are presented.
M. Nazeri, B. Tohidi, A. Chapoy
The authors describe the results of tests that were conducted in a new experimental setup that was constructed to investigate gas-hydrate risks in various operational scenarios.
G.L. Morrison, R. Kroupa, A. Patil, J. Xu, S. Scott, and S. Olson
The use of wellhead twin-screw pumps for gas-well deliquefication in aging onshore gas developments is discussed.