Scale formation prediction

The overall aim of this project is to get a deeper understanding of the corrosion and scale phenomenon using predictive scale modelling tools and experimental techniques to study field scale and corrosion samples in detail.

The project is currently divided into 3 subtasks:

  1. Field validation and application of existing scale prediction tools.
  2. Predicting the impact of “heated injection water”.
  3. Understanding under deposit corrosion (UDC) and corrosion scales

The above three subtask has the following scientific objectives:

  1. To use historic field data for the validation of scale prediction tools. The aim of this project is to validate commercial thermodynamic software against the DTU CERE model, called ScaleCERE. The following scaling components will be considered: BaSO4, SrSO3, FeCO3, FeS, ZnS, CaCO3, BaCO3, and FeSO4. The model predictions will be evaluated towards a large existing database of scale solubility data in DTU CERE. The objective is to increase the realiability of scale prediction.

  2. To apply the ScaleCERE program in order to determine scale effects by mixing seawater and formation water at different temperatures relevant to Mærsk. This will show the impact on possible scaling and corrosion in the production equipment.

  3. To obtain a deeper understanding of the corrosion and scale phenomenon using predictive scale modelling tools and experimental techniques to study field scale and corrosion samples in detail.

The project is funded by the Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre

 

Main supervisor: Kaj Thomsen

Co- supervisor: Philip Fosbøl

Contact

Anders Tviis Schlaikjer
PhD student
DTU Chemical Engineering
+45 40 43 52 34

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Diana Carolina Figueroa Murcia
PhD student
DTU Chemical Engineering