Gas Hydrate Control
Precision Protection for Gas Exploration
Explore management and treatment approaches
for gas hydrates in oil and gas systems
Gas hydrate formation poses a significant challenge in the oil and gas production industry. These crystalline, ice-like solids develop when small gas molecules are confined within water molecule cages under high-pressure and low-temperature conditions. Such conditions are prevalent in offshore operations, including subsea flowlines, and in onshore settings in cold regions.
Gas hydrates can manifest in various components of the production system, from downhole tubing and wellhead trees to manifolds, jumpers, flow lines, pipelines, and separators. The repercussions of gas hydrate formation encompass flow line blockages, diminished gas throughput, increased pressure differentials across the system, and potential damage to downstream equipment caused by hydrate debris.
Following DOSAS' anti-agglomerant (AA) formulations, hydrates take the form of a transportable slurry consisting of dispersed hydrate particles within the hydrocarbon phase.
Chemical treatment is frequently applied for the control of hydrate risk in the form of hydrate inhibitors.