Subsea Flow Assurance Engineering
At GATE, we take subsea flow assurance engineering and modeling to operations. By using a systems engineering approach, GATE addresses the challenges from modeling to development of operational strategies to optimize flow assurance engineering in the production system.
Flow Assurance Modeling is a key aspect of engineering design work, especially in deepwater oil and gas developments. Several issues impact the flow of oil and gas from the sandface (near wellbore area) to the platform and through the export systems including slugging, hydrate management and formation, scale formation, wax buildup, corrosion, erosion, asphaltene deposition and gel formation.
At GATE, Flow Assurance engineering and modeling is designed to assist in project decision making, especially in the following areas:
Multiphase Flow Modeling Steady-State and Transient Modeling
Line Sizing and Thermohydraulics Studies
Shut-In, Start-Up, Restart, Ramp-Up/Down, Gas Lift
Production and Reservoir Engineering
Fluid Characterization (Oil, Gas, and Water), Production Profiles, Reservoir Pressure Behavior, Field Architecture Selection and Well Configurations and Optimization
Rigorous Choke Modeling
Chemical Injection Systems, Chemical Qualifications and Screening, and Umbilical Requirements
Integrating Production Chemistry to Flow Assurance Related Issues
Materials Selection and Requirements
Fluid Compatibilities, Emulsion Treatments, Foaming Control and Produced Water Treatment
Corrosion Modeling, Erosion Modeling, Scale Modeling, and Souring Modeling
Operations and Procedure Development
Operating Guidelines and Specialized Procedures based on Steady‐state & Transient Flow Modeling
Subsea Flow Assurance Engineering Services provided by GATE, Inc.