Predicting hydrate blockages in gas-dominant flowlines

Thomas Charlton

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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This thesis presents a new mechanistic model, based on experimental observations, to predict hydrate blockage formation in multiphase, gas-dominant flowlines. The model estimates rates of hydrate growth, deposition, and dissociation, and is integrated within a commercial transient multiphase flow simulator to provide comprehensive hydrate-related flow assurance predictions for a variety of production scenarios. Model validation is performed against experimental data collected using a high-pressure flowloop, with additional benchmarking studies measured against relevant field trials.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
  • Aman, Zach, Supervisor
  • May, Eric, Supervisor
  • Johns, Michael, Supervisor
  • Koh, Carolyn A., Supervisor, External person
  • Zerpa, Luis E., Supervisor, External person
Thesis sponsors
Award date8 Aug 2021
Publication statusUnpublished - 2021


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