Micro-differential scanning calorimetry (MCDSC) provides an analytical assessment of hydrate and wax formation and blockage potential in subsea oil and gas pipelines using small sample volumes and rapid-throughput assessment. This thesis provides new evidence as to the deployment of DSC methods to characterise hydrate dispersion stability under field conditions, alongside new insight as to the use of MCDSC to assess hydrocarbon solidification in systems low and ultra-low wax content systems. This thesis demonstrates the use of MCDSC to assess hydrate dispersion stability in a diverse environment of natural and synthetic surface-active chemicals, and cloud point in gas-condensate systems with limited wax content.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||19 Dec 2019|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2019|