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.