flow assurance

io provides flow assurance expertise working with other disciplines to deliver an integrated approach to systems engineering

We have a broad range of flow assurance experience gained across the full lifecycle of projects and work closely with other disciplines to bring an integrated approach to systems engineering:

know your flow assurance threats

  • early identification assessment of the risks posed; hydrates, wax, slugging, etc
  • develop concepts that keep the end in mind; how will flow assurance threats be managed
  • assess options for managing flow assurance threats as part of a holistic concept selection
  • studies targeted to biggest threats and with detailed commensurate with the project stage

apply the right modelling expertise

  • experienced across the full range of hydrocarbon fluid types
  • characterisation of fluids and assessment of production chemistry threats
  • steady-state and transient modelling
  • skilled in the flow assurance toolkit: PIPESIM, OLGA, PIPENET, Multiflash and PVTSIM

experienced throughout the project lifecycle

  • early stage assessment of flowline size, insulation requirements, etc
  • FEED / EPIC detailed transient flow assurance
  • operational support of shutdown, restart, pigging, etc
  • detailed knowledge of online models for managing flow assurance

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concept select & definition

concept select & definition

asset late life opportunities

asset late life opportunities

readiness reviews

readiness reviews