C&P: Utilizing a Hydraulic Workover Rig on a GOM Spar to Remediate Hydrate Formation in 4 Miles of Export Pipeline

Speaker Colin Pickle
Senior Production Engineer Anadarko Petroleum Corporation Colin Pickle is a Senior Production Engineer for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, and is currently working with Anadarko's East Breaks asset team and the Boomvang spar. Colin has over 7 years of experience in the industry, involved in projects in the Gulf of Mexico, Texas, ...

Senior Production Engineer
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation


Colin Pickle is a Senior Production Engineer for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, and is currently working with Anadarko's East Breaks asset team and the Boomvang spar. Colin has over 7 years of experience in the industry, involved in projects in the Gulf of Mexico, Texas, and Canada. Colin holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Alberta.

Full Description

Hydrate blockages are one of the biggest challenges in deep water production operations.  Although a great effort is made to prevent hydrates from forming, once in place they can be extremely difficult to remediate.

This presentation will review a case study where subsea construction work on the gas export system from the Boomvang Spar led to the formation of over 3 miles of hydrates in a 4-mile long 18" gas export pipeline. Discussion will focus on lessons learned as well as solutions implemented to remediate the hydrate plug, with emphasis on a hydraulic workover unit that was positioned on the spar to drill through the entire length of hydrates in the riser and flowline system. Challenges such as riser integrity, tubular design, fluid selection, torque/drag concerns, and BHA locating will all be addressed.

Organizer Mark Chapman

When?

Tue, Oct. 26, 2010
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. US/Central

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Where?

The Greenspoint Club
16925 Northchase
Houston, Texas 77060

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