High Fidelity Hydrate Module

Current hydrate management software is concentrated on answering the question of when and where a pipeline will enter the hydrate region. The next generation of subsea developments will require far more information on the rate of hydrate formation and its behaviour once formed. This project’s initial focus is on integrating an extension to predict hydrate formation and deposition in gas dominant flowlines within the flow management tool Virtuoso in collaboration with Wood. This will allow us to leverage the experimental capabilities within the group and deploy the understanding we have developed on a commercial transient multiphase flow simulator. As the collaboration progresses, we will integrate our evolving understanding of nucleation probabilities and underinhibition with MEG.

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