A questionnaire aims to identify the drivers of complex systems such as the relationship between cost escalation and complexity and other factors such as schedule slippage. Your feedback is encouraged to start a discussion that will illuminate the path for future data collection and analysis.
After 10 years, the world’s first cell spar, Anadarko’s Red Hawk, was decommissioned in the US Gulf of Mexico (GOM). It remained the only cell spar fabricated and again made history as the deepest floating production unit ever decommissioned in the GOM.
For many projects, asphaltene management plans are a matter of remediation or prevention. The past decade has seen the development of models that predict how asphaltene particles will behave in oil—the conditions under which precipitation, agglomeration, and precipitation occur—and which could lead to more efficient mitigation strategies and lower costs.
End of field life design constraints on crude oil separators call for a logical approach to identify hidden capacity and how it can be used to upgrade the separator. A holistic perspective of the complete crude oil, hydrocarbon gas, and produced water processing system requirements are necessary for the consideration of upgraded process internals.
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A model using genetic algorithms optimizes the space of the compressor stations along a natural-gas pipeline so that the total fuel consumption is minimized. Two case studies illustrate its use.
A new method is described to predict the viscosity of heavy oil as a function of temperature. Results generated from this method are compared with those from several widely accepted existing correlations.
Dynamic Plastic Deformation of Deepwater Steel Catenary Risers Under Extreme Cyclic Compressive Loading
A finite-element-analysis modeling method is presented that can be used to simulate large plastic deformation, pipe ovality, and local pipe buckling in the touchdown zone of a deepwater catenary riser.
Degradation (or Lack Thereof) and Drag Reduction of HPAM Solutions During Transport in Turbulent Flow in Pipelines
The degradation and drag reduction of hydrolyzed polyacrylamide polymer solutions during transport in pipelines is discussed. The claim that polymer pipeline transport is limited because of mechanical degradation is refuted.