Assuring Hydrocarbon Flow with Improved Hydrate Management

Assuring Hydrocarbon Flow with Improved Hydrate Management

ERPE research into gas hydrate formation during oil production led to the extension of the life of Total’s Nuggets field by three years with an increase in production of 2% and the reduction of use of the expensive and toxic methanol injection process. Gas hydrates form in hydrocarbon production and processing, causing serious operation and safety concerns. The ERPE spin-out company Hydrafact that provides hydrate management software and consultancy had a turnover of £1M in 2012 and employs 23 staff.

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