Improved Understanding of Flow Assurance for CO2 Transport and Injection

13 Pages Posted: 24 Mar 2021

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Zhilin Yang

Equinor

Adil Fahmi

Equinor ASA

Michael Drescher

Equinor ASA

Leyla Teberikler

Total Exploration & Production

Clement Merat

Total Exploration & Production

Svein Solvang

Gassco AS

Ola Johan Rinde

Gassco

Jan Gerhard Norstrøm

LedaFlow

Wouter Dijkhuizen

LedaFlow

Tor Haugset

Schlumberger

Alexandre Brigadeau

Schlumberger

Morten Langsholt

Institute for Energy Technology

Lan Liu

Institute for Energy Technology

Date Written: March 24, 2021

Abstract

This article presents the results of a research project on various technical aspects of CO2 flow assurance for pipeline and injection systems. The focus is on an experimental study of CO2 two-phase flow. The experiments include: steady-state single- and two-phase flow in a pipe with various inclinations, phase change process, shut-in and restart processes, fluid hammer effect, depressurization, and flow through a valve or a choke. This work gives improved understanding of the applicability of existing flow assurance tools, developed for oil & gas production, to CO2 transport and injection systems.

Keywords: CO2 two-phase flow; CO2 flow regime; Fluid hammer, Shut-in and restart

Suggested Citation

Yang, Zhilin and Fahmi, Adil and Drescher, Michael and Teberikler, Leyla and Merat, Clement and Solvang, Svein and Rinde, Ola Johan and Norstrøm, Jan Gerhard and Dijkhuizen, Wouter and Haugset, Tor and Brigadeau, Alexandre and Langsholt, Morten and Liu, Lan, Improved Understanding of Flow Assurance for CO2 Transport and Injection (March 24, 2021). Proceedings of the 15th Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies Conference 15-18 March 2021, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3811353

Zhilin Yang (Contact Author)

Equinor ( email )

Stavanger
Norway

Adil Fahmi

Equinor ASA ( email )

Stavanger
Norway

Michael Drescher

Equinor ASA ( email )

Stavanger
Norway

Leyla Teberikler

Total Exploration & Production ( email )

2, place Jean Millier
La Défense 6
Paris, 92078
France

Clement Merat

Total Exploration & Production ( email )

2, place Jean Millier
La Défense 6
Paris, 92078
France

Svein Solvang

Gassco AS ( email )

Postboks 93
Haugesund, 5501
Norway

Ola Johan Rinde

Gassco ( email )

Norway

Jan Gerhard Norstrøm

LedaFlow ( email )

Norway

Wouter Dijkhuizen

LedaFlow ( email )

Norway

Tor Haugset

Schlumberger ( email )

1675 Broadway, Suite 600
Denver, CO 80202
United States

Alexandre Brigadeau

Schlumberger ( email )

1675 Broadway, Suite 600
Denver, CO 80202
United States

Morten Langsholt

Institute for Energy Technology

PO box 40
Kjeller, NO-2027
Norway

Lan Liu

Institute for Energy Technology

PO box 40
Kjeller, NO-2027
Norway

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