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1. INTRODUCTION
2. LITERATURE REVIEW
Deepwater Oilfields
Flow Assurance
Hydrate Management
VASPS
Multiphase Pumping
Inbuilt Capability of Twin-Screw Pumps to Handle Slugs
Suitability of Helico-Axial Pumps for Field Developments
Economics
System Design with Multiphase Pumps for Flow Assurance
Higher Ultimate Recovery
Reduced flaring
Integrated Production Modeling
3. FLOW ASSURANCE
Introduction
Multiphase Flow
Flow Assurance Challenge
Fluids Sampling
Fluid Compositional Characterization
Phase Envelopes
Flow Assurance Design Strategies
Robust Design
Adaptable Design
Proactive Flow Assurance
Distributed Temperature Measurement
Need for Modeling
Flow Assurance Design
Slugging
Types of Slug
Methods to Mitigate Slugs
Subsea Separation
Topside Choking
Increasing Gas Flow
Favorable Riser Base Geometry
Solids Deposition
Paraffin Waxes
Asphaltenes
Preliminary Screening for Solids
Cross Polar Microscopy for Wax Appearance
Isobaric Cooling for Wax Appearance
nd Dead Oil Viscosity Measurements for Wax Appearance
Experimental Tests for Solid Formation Characterization
Management of Waxes and Hydrates
axy Crude Restart Behavior
Paraffin Mitigation Methods
Mechanical Removal
Thermal Methods
Chemical Treatment
Use of Dispersants and Detergents
Crystal Modifiers
Asphaltene Inhibitor Treatments
Production Chemicals
Blockages and Pigging
Plugging While Pigging
Importance of Transient Behavior
Insulation Materials
General Requirements for Insulation Selection
Pipeline Configurations for Heating
Subsea Processing
Modern Production Engineering
Artificial Lift
Conventional Production System
Modern Artificial Lift
Multiphase Production System
Tieback Distance
Multiphase Pump Types
Positive Displacement Pumps
Rotodynamic Pumps
Multiphase Pump Performance
Performance Characteristics
Cost
Operational Considerations
Multiphase Boosting System Location Considerations
Typical Cases Where Multiphase Boosting is Suitable
Medium to Long Tiebacks
Medium to Low GOR
Limited Energy Reservoirs and Deep Waters
5. SOLIDS FORMATION AND DEPOSITION
Gas Hydrates
Field Problems
Hydrate Layer as Source-Cum-Cap Rock
Hydrate Nuclei Detection by Ultrasonics
Agglomeration
Differential Scanning Calorimetry
Means of Inhibiting / Dissociating Hydrates
Thermodynamic Inhibition
Surfactants and Hydrate Formation
Kinetic Inhibition
Advantages of LDHI’s
Determination of Induction Time
Desirable Properties of Chemical Additives
Flow Assurance Needs
Emulsion Flow in Arctic Environment
NGH Transport
Cold Flow Technology for Hydrates
Hydrate Mitigation Strategies
Chemical Inhibition
Heating
Hot Fluid Circulation
Thermal Insulation
System Depressurization
Scales
Formation Waters
Scale Formation Process
Principle Mechanisms of Formation of Scales
Scale Formation Locations
Types of Inorganic Scales
Detection of Scale
Prediction Techniques
Scale Removal
Transparent Section Transparent
Description of Riverside Facility
Liquid Storage Tanks
Compressed Air Source
Centrifugal Pumps
Flow Measurements
Fluids Used
Acoustic Sand Detector
Method of Sand Injection
Temperature, Pressure and Differential Pressure Measurements
Twin-Screw Pumps
Flowserve Twin-Screw Pump
Voith Turbo Torque Converter
Bornemann Twin-Screw Pump
Data Acquisition
Discharge Piping
7. SOLIDS PRODUCTION AND MANAGEMENT
Deepwater Reservoirs
Sand Production
Modes of Sand Production
Transient
Steady State
Catastroph
Management of Solids Production
Wear In Twin-Screw Pumps
Field Tests
Tribometers
Modeling with Computational Fluid Dynamics
Parameters Affecting Wear
Sand Detection
Sand Detector Calibration
Background Noise
Sand Noise
Sand Detector Test
Solids Transport
Analysis of Slip Flow
Approach to the Problem of Erosion
Gel Injection
Gel Characterization
Power-Law Fluid Flow
Newtonian Fluid Flow
Effective Viscosity Determination Using Field Data
Gel Injection Tests Upstream Twin-Screw Pump
Prediction of Viscous Flow through Twin-Screw Pump
8. INTEGRATED APPROACH TO FLOW ASSURANCE
Management in Oil and Gas
Constraints and Recent Advances
Optimization for Oilfield Management
Asset Management
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PUMP selection and flow assurance
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