CFD analysis of hydrate formation in pipelines

I. O. Sule, A. Adedeji, C. Obeng, A. Okosun, M. Morshed, Azizur Rahaman, K. Hawboldt

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Abstract

Offshore oil and gas exploration and production is increasingly moving further into the deep sea where temperature and pressure conditions favor hydrate. Hydrate formation in gas pipeline is one of the major flow assurance problems, which is enhanced as lower temperature and higher pressure condition. This study explores the CFD analysis of hydrate formation behavior in subsea pipeline by performing sensitivity studies exploring the effects that flow (velocity, diameter) and fluid (viscosity and water fraction) parameters on hydrate formation. The results generated showed that changes in flow conditions or fluid properties have significant effects on the hydrate formation in the pipeline.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)571-578
Number of pages8
JournalPetroleum Science and Technology
Volume33
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Mar 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Hydrates
Computational fluid dynamics
Pipelines
fluid
gas pipeline
flow velocity
deep sea
viscosity
oil
gas
Fluids
Gas pipelines
Flow velocity
temperature
Oils
water
Gases
effect
analysis
Viscosity

Keywords

  • CFD
  • flow assurance
  • hydrate
  • pipeline
  • PVTSim

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Fuel Technology
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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Sule, I. O., Adedeji, A., Obeng, C., Okosun, A., Morshed, M., Rahaman, A., & Hawboldt, K. (2015). CFD analysis of hydrate formation in pipelines. Petroleum Science and Technology, 33(5), 571-578. https://doi.org/10.1080/10916466.2014.994708

CFD analysis of hydrate formation in pipelines. / Sule, I. O.; Adedeji, A.; Obeng, C.; Okosun, A.; Morshed, M.; Rahaman, Azizur; Hawboldt, K.

In: Petroleum Science and Technology, Vol. 33, No. 5, 04.03.2015, p. 571-578.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sule, IO, Adedeji, A, Obeng, C, Okosun, A, Morshed, M, Rahaman, A & Hawboldt, K 2015, 'CFD analysis of hydrate formation in pipelines', Petroleum Science and Technology, vol. 33, no. 5, pp. 571-578. https://doi.org/10.1080/10916466.2014.994708
Sule, I. O. ; Adedeji, A. ; Obeng, C. ; Okosun, A. ; Morshed, M. ; Rahaman, Azizur ; Hawboldt, K. / CFD analysis of hydrate formation in pipelines. In: Petroleum Science and Technology. 2015 ; Vol. 33, No. 5. pp. 571-578.
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