Advances in conventional design and emerging technologies spurred discussion at the 2013 SPE Technical Conference and Exhibition in October.
The production of crudes in recent years that would otherwise have stayed in the ground has led to higher concentrations of corrosive materials flowing through vessels and pipelines.
As part of an asset protection system, coatings are complex technical liquids that require constant monitoring and treatment.
The results of gas/liquid separation case studies/sensitivities show the effects of separator selection/sizing decision parameters, fluid properties, and operational parameters.
Peer Review Editor
G. Han, K. Ling, S.H. Khor, H. Zhang, and R.K. Thankur
The first paper discusses multiphase fluid-hammer effects in flowlines, quantifying the extent and duration of the transient shock in pressure and flow rate. It also proposes the best location for the shut-in valve and the length of flowline needed to reduce the fluid-hammer effects.
Improved Paraffin Deposition Profile Estimation in Hydrocarbon Pipelines and Effective Mitigation Review
S.M.S. Rahman and S. Chacko
The second paper addresses paraffin deposition in hydrocarbon pipelines and suggests effective mitigation methods.
L.T.M. Samosir, D. Popineau, and A. Lechon
Third paper describes the strategy developed and implemented on deepwater pipeline intervention and is based on deepwater operational experience built over a decade. The paper also presents experiences in dealing with integrity issues and how to move forward in existing operations while preparing for future developments.
Use of the ALARP Principle for Evaluating Environmental Risks and Impacts of Produced Water Discharged to Sea
J.R. Valeur and J. Petersen
The fourth paper deals with the use of the ALARP (as low as reasonably possible) principle for evaluating environmental risks and impacts of produced water discharged to the sea.