Free Deepwater Operations Pass

Free Deepwater Operations Pass

The Deepwater Operations Conference and Exhibition is celebrating its 14th anniversary. This growing event continues the tradition of excellence in addressing operational challenges in developing deepwater resources. Coming off of record-breaking attendance of more than 1,400, the event returns to the Moody Gardens Hotel & Convention Center on November 8-10, 2016 in Galveston,  TX. Come by and visit us at the GATE Energy booth (514). Download the floor pass to get in for free: Deepwater Operations Pass

Practical Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Remediation of Pipeline Blockages

Practical Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Remediation of Pipeline Blockages

One of the primary flow assurance challenges in the production of hydrocarbons is the prevention of pipeline blockages. Blockages can occur from a combination of improper system design, improper selection of piping and insulation materials, production chemistry aspects, inadequate or improper commissioning, startup and operating procedures, deviation from the proven operating procedures, changes in the operating conditions, intervention operations and improper maintenance procedures.

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Collapse Strength of Casing Subjected to Combined Load

Collapse Strength of Casing Subjected to Combined Load

Triaxial evaluation of loads is used extensively for casing and tubing string design and analysis. The paper presents a method of determining the triaxially based collapse strength of casing and tubing subjected to simultaneous axial and internal pressure loads. The triaxially based collapse strength method was recently adopted by the American Petroleum Institute (API) and an addendum issued to API Technical Report 5C3 (TR 5C3). Casing and tubing subjected to combined loads have higher collapse strength than previous formulas predict.

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Application of Vacuum Insulated Tubing to Mitigate Annular Pressure Buildup

Application of Vacuum Insulated Tubing to Mitigate Annular Pressure Buildup

Vacuum insulated tubing (VIT) has been used successfully to mitigate the potentially harmful effects of annular pressure buildup (APB). In a recent deepwater installation, the subject well had lost alternate APB mitigation capability through a series of events. VIT was then chosen as the only viable technology.

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Wellbore Thermal and Mechanical Fingerprinting

Wellbore Thermal and Mechanical Fingerprinting

A method is presented such that two parameters can be used to fully describe the thermal characteristics of a tubing string undergoing an injection or production process. For a given well, these parameters remain the same regardless of tubing size, flow rate, flowing substance, and flowing condition (injection or production).

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Optimization of HPHT Wells: Reducing the Cost of Design Integrity

Optimization of HPHT Wells: Reducing the Cost of Design Integrity

Optimization of easing and tubing designs for critical wells has become increasingly important for economic reasons. This paper describes an investigation into the relationship between design criteria (minimum acceptable design factors and maximum acceptable number of pipes) and cost.

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