Transportation of gas in the form of hydrate slurry in spite of eliminating the risk of hydrate blockage, it can prevent wax formation and deposition problem and reduce the pipeline maintenance cost by eliminating the need for insulation and other conventional hydrate inhibition methods. One of the extra benefits of NGH is reducing chemical (i.e., corrosion, scale, wax, asphaltene, etc) costs by recycling. With recycling, disposed water has lower/nil inhibitor content, reducing the treatment costs and the impact on the environment which is one of the main issues in design of industrial projects. Feasibility and design issues of NGH technique for utilization of associated gas and reducing the environmental concerns related to flare gas are discussed in this paper. Results of preliminary experiments conducted and numerical simulation studies show this technique has the potential to meet the designed targets.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2008|