Nov. 14, 2006


Description

Electrically Heated Flowlines – A key Long Distance Delivery Management Tool
Deepwater production system development continues to manifest longer tie-back distances from remote areas to shallow-water host facilities, with demand and technology innovations prompting extension of industry capability.  For instance, multiphase production is enabling subsea development more than 120 kilometers from a production host/facility.  Effective field development planning and systems architecture also are driving tie-back lengths as long as 550 kilometers. Ultimately, long-distance delivery systems (LDDS) will produce directly from remote fields to onshore facilities, thus minimizing surface-piercing offshore structures and human exposure to remote areas far from land.   Long-term viability of LDDS however, is dependent on industry tackling certain technical and economic barriers. Electric Flowline (or Pipeline) Heating is likely to be a key technology element enabling Long Distance Delivery Management of Long Distance Delivery Systems.

The presentation will discuss basic concepts of EFH, types and limitations of EFH, and key system components and will briefly discuss the system challenges ahead.

Walk ins will be charged at  $40 each

The luncheon location will be advised later

Featured Speakers

Speaker Thomas G A Choate
Manager Systems Engineering Intec Engineering Tom Choate is the Manager of the Systems Engineering Department with INTEC Engineering in Houston. Since joining INTEC in 1995, he has focused on system engineering activities, including System Design, Flow Assurance and Operability, Systems Integration, and Subsea Production Equipment Application. Before INTEC, he spent …

Manager Systems Engineering
Intec Engineering

Tom Choate is the Manager of the Systems Engineering Department with INTEC Engineering in Houston. Since joining INTEC in 1995, he has focused on system engineering activities, including System Design, Flow Assurance and Operability, Systems Integration, and Subsea Production Equipment Application. Before INTEC, he spent 20 years with Exxon, working in subsea, flow assurance, and other areas. With more than 40 years of diversified experience, Choate has a strong background in offshore/subsea project engineering, systems engineering, and hydrocarbon production engineering.  Choate holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maine at Orono and a Master’s of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Union College at Schenectady, N.Y.  Professional memberships include:  American Society of Mechanical Engineers; Society of Petroleum Engineers; Texas Society of Professional Engineers; and National Society of Professional Engineers.


 


 


 

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Organizer

John Lane


Date and Time

Tue, Nov. 14, 2006

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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Location

Omni Houston Hotel at Westside

13210 Katy Freeway
Houston, Texas 77079
USA