Flow Assurance

Flow Assurance

Abstract

Fluor's expertise in Flow Assurance is applied throughout the completion of feasibility studies, detailed design, commissioning, and operations. It includes both onshore and offshore flowlines, gathering systems, export pipelines, and loading systems. Fluids modelled include hydrocarbons, chemicals, and slurries.

Flow Assurance analysis enables the selection of the right size materials for the pipeline system, and also enables the through production life operability of the system to be confirmed. Wellhead gathering systems can be designed and optimized to minimize flow line lengths. Fluor uses the latest tools for both multi-phase and single phase systems and steady state or transient analysis. The analysis includes checking systems hydrates, wax, and asphaltenes. Other analysis includes shutdown, re-start, turndown, cool down, and slugging.

Client Benefits

Flow Assurance analysis is essential for the selection of the proper materials for the pipeline system and confirming the system’s through production life operability. For wellhead gathering systems, the interface between the Client Reservoir Team and Fluor’s Flow Assurance team verify that the right gathering system is developed and that the through life system design takes into account depleting wellhead pressures, temperatures and changing fluid compositions.