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Probabilistic estimation of hydrate formation


Herath, D and Khan, FI and Rathnayaka, S and Rahman, MA, Probabilistic estimation of hydrate formation, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 135 pp. 32-38. ISSN 0920-4105 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.petrol.2015.08.007


Hydrate formation is one of the major challenges for offshore oil and gas production and the transportation industry. The blockage of subsea pipelines and equipment due to hydrate formation imposes a potential safety hazard. To ensure continuous functionality of the production system and minimize production losses, many approaches are currently being adopted by the industry where probabilistic estimation of hydrate formation can be considered as a critical step of safety evaluation. In this work, a novel approach is proposed to predict hydrate formation probability in a subsea production and transportation system for a given composition and operating conditions. The proposed approach considers the Shortest Path of Hydrate Formation (SPHF) in predicting the probability of hydrate formation.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:hydrate, offshore, probability, safety, shortest path of hydrate formation (SPHF), accident prevention, graph theory, hydrates, hydration, offshore oil well production, petroleum transportation, probability, transportation, hydrate formation, safety
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Civil engineering
Research Field:Infrastructure engineering and asset management
Objective Division:Energy
Objective Group:Mining and extraction of energy resources
Objective Field:Oil and gas extraction
UTAS Author:Khan, FI (Professor Faisal Khan)
ID Code:120448
Year Published:2015
Web of Science® Times Cited:10
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2017-08-24
Last Modified:2017-11-06

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