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Title Flow assurance solids in oil and gas production / Jon Steinar Gudmundsson.
Imprint Boca Raton : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, [2017]

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Description 1 online resource
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Subject Flow assurance (Petroleum engineering)
Petroleum chemicals -- Analysis.
Petroleum pipelines -- Fluid dynamics.
Descaling.
Contents Cover ; Half Title ; Title ; Copyrights ; Dedication ; Contents ; Preface ; Acknowledgements ; Chapter 1. Introduction. The view of solids; 1.1 Oilfield production ; 1.2 Flow assurance ; 1.3 Chapters and appendices ; 1.4 Supporting considerations ; 1.5 Symbols and units ; 1.6 Concluding remarks ; Chapter 2. Flow phenomena. The tools for study.
2.1 Bulk and wall temperature 2.2 Pressure drop in pipelines ; 2.3 Surface roughness ; 2.4 Two-phase flow in pipelines ; 2.5 Convective mass transfer ; 2.6 Boundary layer theory ; 2.7 Particle mass transfer ; 2.8 Deposition models ; 2.9 Concluding remarks ; CXhapter 3. Asphaltene. The tar-like solids.
3.1 Classes of crude oil 3.2 Crude oil SARA values ; 3.3 Analysis of elements ; 3.4 Molecules and particles ; 3.5 Polarity and dipole moment ; 3.6 Reservoir to surface conditions ; 3.7 Solution model ; 3.8 Saturation limits ; 3.9 Precipitation envelope ; 3.10 Instability line.
3.11 Properties in model 3.12 Deposit buildup ; 3.13 Concluding remarks ; Chapter 4. Paraffin wax. The candle-like solids; 4.1 Wax in oil and condensate ; 4.2 Precipitation curves ; 4.3 Viscosity of oil-wax slurry ; 4.4 Thermodynamics of precipitation ; 4.5 Spatial and temporal buildup.
4.6 Nature of deposits 4.7 Flow loop observations ; 4.8 Deposition profiles ; 4.9 Selected deposition models ; 4.10 Monitoring of pipelines ; 4.11 Pipeline pigging ; 4.12 Concluding remarks ; Chapter 5. Natural gas hydrate The ice-like solids; 5.1 Trapped in cages ; 5.2 Water in oil and gas production.
Summary "The precipitation and deposition of solids are a major challenge in the production of oil and gas. Flow assurance solids are formed because of unavoidable changes in temperature, pressure and composition of the oil-gas-water flowstream, from reservoir conditions to processing conditions. The advent of subsea production and the increased exploitation of heavy crudes have made flow assurance issues dominant in ensuring efficient and safe exploitation of hydrocarbon assets. Five troublesome flow assurance solids are described in the book: asphaltene, paraffin wax, natural gas hydrate, naphthenate and inorganic scale. These big-five solids are presented in stand-alone chapters. Each chapter is designed to be readable without clutter. Derivations of equations and descriptions of supporting details are given in several appendices. The book is intended for professional engineers and natural scientist working in E & P companies, engineering companies, service companies and specialized companies. An understanding of the big-five solids is required throughout the lifetime of oil and gas assets, from early development to abandonment. The technical, safety and environmental risks associated with deposition problems in near-wellbore formations, production tubing, wellhead equipment, flowlines and processing facilities, are relevant for decisions in the oil and gas industry and in outside regulatory and financial entities."--Provided by publisher.
Other Title Print version: Gudmundsson, Jon Steinar. Flow assurance solids in oil and gas production. London, UK : CRC Press/Balkema, [2017] 9781138737846