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This project will survey and document The objective of this project is to verify the laboratory results in a simulated downhole environment (i.e. with an actual fluid pressure gradient from surface).
Wax precipitation, wax deposition, hydrate formation, and hydrate deposition are expected to occur concurrently in long distance tiebacks transporting waxy oils or waxy condensates. Little is known about interactions between wax and hydrates in these systems and any impacts (positive and negative) of wax on hydrate phenomena and transportability. This project aims to conduct exploratory work at a benchtop level to study such interactions.
Diagnostic technologies play an integral role in the deposit removal process by providing the means for characterizing a plug. Characterization of the deposit involves obtaining pertinent information about the deposit including but not limited to the type of solid, type of deposit (plug vs restriction), location and length.
Deposition in Gas-Filled Deadlegs
Measure and characterize the hydrate deposition in deadlegs as a function of the insulation on the deadleg and the header temperature.
Develop design and operating principles based on the measured data.
Define a clear overview and break down of cost component for an installed flowline, at different levels of granularity (procurement, engineering, material, isolation, installation, opex). Map the different steps that can be taken to lower the cost, in term of new technology, design, requirements and practices.
To provide a global Standard for Subsea docking station to allow all solution providers to successfully interface to infrastructure installed subsea. Standard is to include references to current SWiG work in defining the standard for Inductive Coupling (Power and Communications). Standard is to not restrict currently available vehicles and capability. Some work has been done as part of Deepstar in the past, this work shall update and finalize this standard.
Establish feasibility and understand barriers to extending the technology to larger and longer flowlines, including design, manufacture and installation. Description and discussion of the technical and/or commercial barriers and requirements for progressing Airborne’s TCP technology to larger internal diameters, and the work, schedule and resources required to address these barriers.
It is anticipated that real-time condition monitoring and partial stroke testing would exceed the availability validation capability of the current spring based systems. The objective of the proposed project would be to quantify this improvement and demonstrate the reliability of the power delivery system (batteries).
Validation of AUV capability for autonomous subsea leak detection
Thermoplastic composite pipe (TCP) is gaining traction within the deep-water arena. To date, the two vendors have supplied pipe for temporary commissioning lines and jumpers. The purpose of this project is to develop configurations and costing for deep-water dynamic applications.
Measurement from Fixed and Floating Facilities
Develop and test prototype of imaging-based above-water platform-mounted system that can accurately and reliably measure surface currents from fixed and floating facilities 24/7, avoiding the need for in-water / submerged installations
Functional Specification for In-Situ Riser Inspection Tools
Develop a functional specification for an In-Situ Riser Inspection tool for development by industry.
Management of Offshore facilities
Objective of this project is to establish a high level guideline that defines minimum requirements to ensure consistency and compatibility of data as an enabler for efficient life cycle management over all phases of the asset development (design/construction/operation).
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