Vol 5 No 9 (2019): IJRDO - Journal of Applied Science (ISSN: 2455-6653)
Articles

Performance analysis of associated gas transport in a multiphase pipeline

Tawba Fallah
National Engineering School of Gabes
Bio
Aicha mabrouk
Gabes University
Bio
Jalel Belghaieb
National Engineering School of Gabes
Bio
Nejib Hajji
National Engineering School of Gabes
Bio
Published September 13, 2019
Keywords
  • Flaring,
  • multiphase flow,
  • flow assurance,
  • hydrate,
  • OLGA software
How to Cite
Fallah, T., mabrouk, A., Belghaieb, J., & Hajji, N. (2019). Performance analysis of associated gas transport in a multiphase pipeline . IJRDO - Journal of Applied Science (ISSN: 2455-6653), 5(9), 01-10. Retrieved from https://ijrdo.org/index.php/as/article/view/3205

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to evaluate the fraction of gas that can be safely transported in a multiphase pipeline instead of flaring it at the production site. The Olga software was used to estimate the pressure increase in the pipeline due to the injection of the gas. Furthermore, potential flow assurance problems were checked using the same software. It was found that all the produced gas can be safely injected in the pipeline as the resulting pressure increase did not reach its maximum allowable operating pressure (MAOP). Hydrate formation and slug problems were predicted by Olga. It was shown that they can be readily handled using a slug catcher for the first and Mono-ethylene Glycol (MEG) injection for the second.

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.

References

  1. The World Bank, New Satellite Data Reveals Progress: Global Gas Flaring Declined in 2017, Global Gas Flaring Reduction Partnership (GGFR), 2017.
  2. C.A. Odumugbo, Natural gas utilization in Nigeria: challenges and opportunities, J. Nat. Gas Sci. Eng. 2 310–316, 2010.
  3. G. Indriani, Gas Flaring Reduction in the Indonesian Oil and Gas Sector: Technical and Economic Potential of Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), 2005.
  4. C. Durr, D. Coyle, D. Hill, S. Smith, LNG Technology for the Commercially Minded, Gastech, Bilbao, Spain, 2007.
  5. M.R. Rahimpour, A comparative study of three different methods for flare gas recovery of Asalooye, Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, 2012
  6. P. Iora, P. Bombarda, S. L. Gómez Aláez, C. Invernizzi, T. Rajabloo& P. Silva, Flare gas reduction through electricity production, Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects, 2016.
  7. M. Heydari, M.A. Abdollahi, A. Ataei and M.H.Rahdar,Technical and Economic survey on power generation by use of flaring purge gas, International Conference on Chemical, Civil and Environmental Engineering (CCEE-2015) , Istanbul (Turkey), June, 2015
  8. E. Ojijiagwo, Ch. F. Oduoza, N. Emekwuru,Economics of gas to wire technology applied in gas flare management, Engineering Science and Technology, an International Journal 19, pp. 2109–2118, 2016.
  9. R. Chandra, R. kuluri, Flow Assurance Considerations in Subsea Production Systems, API technical report 17 tr 14 first edition, January 2015.
  10. D. Zubin, P. J. Russum, Flow assurance: Chemical inhibition of gas hydrates in deep water production systems, 70 Offshore June 2010, Available: http://www.offshore-mag.com.
  11. E.M. Reyna, S.R. Stewart, Case history of the removal of a hydrate plug formed during deep water well testing. In Proceedings of the SPE/IADC Drilling Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2001.
  12. Y. Bai,Q. Bai, Subsea Pipelines and Risers, second ed. Elsevier Science Ltd, 2005.
  13. K. Hazem, Y. Cao and L. Lao, Gas Injection for Hydrodynamic Slug Control, Proceedings of the 2012 IFAC Workshop on Automatic Control in Offshore Oil and Gas Production, Trondheim, Norway, 2012.
  14. E.D. Sloan, Fundamental principles and applications of natural gas hydrates. Nature, 426(6964), p.353, 2003.
  15. Schmidt, Z., et al., Severe slugging in offshore pipeline riser-pipe systems, SPE Journal, 25 1, pp.1-12, 1985.
  16. S. Cochran, R. Gudimetla, Hydrate Management: Its Importance to Deep water Gas Development Success, Word Oil 225: pp. 55-61, 2004.