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Okoro, Emeka Emmanuel and Ekeinde, Evelyn Bose and Igwilo, K. C. and Dosunmu, Adewale (2018) GAS PROCESS SYSTEM EMPIRICAL TOOL FOR PREDICTING HYDRATE FORMATION. Petroleum and Coal, 60 (2). pp. 236-243. ISSN 1337-7027

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The rapid formation of gas hydrates, promoted by typical high pressure/ low temperature operating conditions in deep water installations, is considered one of the most difficult problems with flow assurance. Understanding the conditions for the formation of hydrates is necessary to overcome the problems associated with hydrates. Ideally, the conditions for the formation of gas hydrates are determined experimentally in the laboratory; but this data is not always available. Therefore, correlation is used to determine the conditions for gas hydrate formation. Several models have been proposed that require more complex and longer computations to predict the conditions for the formation of gas hydrate over the years. In this study, it is crucial to develop a reliable and easy-touse method for oil and gas practitioners’. The proposed correlation extends over a wide range of pressure (2000 to 25000kPa) and molecular weights (16 to 27). Consistent and accurate results of the proposed pressure range, temperature, and molecular weight are presented. Statistical error analysis is used to appraise the efficiency and accuracy of the correlation coefficient for estimating the formation of gas hydrate. This will guide designer and operator to select the optimal correlation for a particular application.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gas hydrate; Gas process system; hydrate prediction; correlations; Instability in Pipeline
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Dr Emeka Okoro
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2018 08:54
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2018 08:54

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