Techniques for quantifying risk in hydrate forming systems

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Gas hydrate formation when producing hydrocarbons has been managed with complete thermodynamic inhibition, avoiding solids formation during production. This is economically viable for conventional assets; however, increasing costs have led to a paradigm shift towards management rather than avoidance. This requires innovative operational techniques and chemical management strategies that are beyond our current modelling capability. This thesis offers a framework for building predictive hydrate management capabilities, allowing concrete assessments that are fundamentally rooted in economic metrics. This framework may inform the decision-making process for managing hydrates in flow assurance, by coupling mechanistic and probabilistic models to enable quantitative risk assessments.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
  • Aman, Zach, Supervisor
  • Johns, Michael, Supervisor
  • May, Eric, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date21 May 2019
Publication statusUnpublished - 2019


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