Flow Assurance is the study of how to ensure the successful and economical flow of hydrocarbons from the reservoir to the production facility. Future Technology provides flow assurance consultancy services for all life-cycle stages of a project; early-phase studies, screening, feasibility, concept selection, FEED, detailed engineering and operation.
Our flow assurance team has worked with a wide range of development concepts, fluid types, and environmental conditions. Our Flow Assurance expert has more than 20 years of experience, with strong expertise in multiphase dynamic simulations (OLGA), project delivery and OLGA code development.
• Multiphase and single-phase flow in wells and pipelines • Optimization of pipeline diameter (dP vs stability) and insulation/inhibition/heating (cost vs operability) • Slugging evaluation and mitigation • Surge and thermal analysis of operational transients (shutdown, blowdown, start-up, JT cooling, etc) • Pressure protection analysis (waterhammer, choke collapse etc)
• Wax and hydrate control • Evaluation of asphaltenes and scale • Detailed scale analysis in cooperation with Scale Consult AS
• Evaluation of pipeline size, insulation, heating, hydrate/wax prevention strategies, operational procedures etc performed as part of the feasibility, FEED and verification studies etc
Design and testing
• Manifold and XT design wrt. erosion, FIV, hydrate prevention, insulation and thermal management • Advise on cool down and thermal testing of subsea equipment