Flow assurance is sometimes referred to as “cash assurance” because breakdown in flow assurance anywhere in the entire cycle would be expected to lead to monetary losses. Flow assurance is a critical component in the design and operation of offshore production facilities. This is particularly true as the industry goes to deeper water, longer tiebacks, deeper wells, and higher temperature and pressure reservoirs. Although gas hydrate issues dominate the thermo hydraulic design, waxes, asphaltenes, emulsions, scale, corrosion, erosion, solids transport, slugging, and operability are all important issues which require considerable effort. The participant will be presented with sufficient theory/correlation information to be able to understand the basis for the applications. This intensive five-day course has considerable time devoted to application and design exercises to ensure the practical applications are learned. One personal computer is provided, at additional cost, for each two participants.
By the end of this training course, participants will be able to: