Flow Assurance

Flow assurance means ensuring successful and economic flow of fluid (eg. hydrocarbons from reservoir to point sale, or CO2 for gas storage).

In this context, the flow assurance challenges addressed in the centre, include:

Gas Hydrates: Phase equilibrium measurement and modelling using state-of the-art tools – such as CPA- of thermodynamically inhibited systems, e.g. aqueous/hydrocarbon/glycols/gas systems, measurement and testing of novel and green kinetic hydrate inhibitors, such as synthetic polymers and antifreeze proteins. Please contact Nicolas von Solms, nvs@kt.dtu.dk.

Asphaltenes & wax: State-of-the art thermodynamic modelling tools – e.g. CPA - are applied to asphaltene-containing systems. Please contact Prof Georgios Kontogeorgis, gk@kt.dtu.dk.

Scale:  Low and high pressure measurement of solubility and kinetics. This involves carbonates (e.g. FeCO3, CaCO3 et), sulfides (PbS, ZnS etc), sulfates (BaSO4, SrSO4 etc.). The activity is supported by thermodynamic modelling using the extended UNIQUAC framework. The work entails impact of active gases, like CO2. If you are a CERE consortium member or researcher, calculation can be performed with the ScaleCERE software. Please contact Kaj Thomsen, kth@kt.dtu.dk.   

Corrosion: There is a significant cross-over on the activity of CERE scale and corrosion activities. Measurements are performed in the lab using cyclic voltammetry, linear polarization resistance (LPR), and weight loss. The modelling is performed on scale formation using the extended UNIQUAC model. Please contact Philip Fosbøl, plf@kt.dtu.dk .

The work in flow assurance has synergy with the strategic initiative on Thermodynamics and Complex Fluids, but also the EOR initiative.

Contact

Nicolas von Solms
Associate Professor
DTU Chemical Engineering
+4545 25 28 67

Contact

Kaj Thomsen
Associate Professor
DTU Chemical Engineering
+4545 25 28 60

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Philip Loldrup Fosbøl
Associate Professor
DTU Chemical Engineering
+4545 25 28 68

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Georgios Kontogeorgis
Professor
DTU Chemical Engineering
+4545 25 28 59