Flow assurance is an important area at both the initial design stage and operations where field changes should be fully assessed before being implemented. Our expertise spans all project stages both onshore and offshore. We understand and mitigate key flow assurance issues through our technical services.

PSE has a team of consultants who can offer solutions in the following areas:

  • De-bottlenecking studies
  • Well modelling
  • Well hydrate removal mitigation
  • Pipeline hydrate mitigation
  • Pipeline design
  • Fluid modelling
  • Slug mitigation
  • Transient Multiphase Flow
  • Etc.

We can also deliver bespoke solution as in a recent project where PSE developed a new model to evaluate different cases for the removal of a hydrate that had formed within the well bore while the well was shut-in.

The projects are delivered by utilizing either the gPROMS® Oilfield technology (steady sate and dynamic) or other industry standard commercial tools. PSE has expertise in the following commercially available software tools:

  • gPROMS
  • GAP & Prosper from Petroleum Experts
  • PIPESIM & OLGA from Schlumberger
  • LedaFlow from Kongsberg