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.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||8 Aug 2021|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2021|