Acid washes, oxygenate scavengers work against gas gathering failures

Hamed Mansoori Reza Mirzaee National Iranian Oil Co. Abdul Hassan Mohammadi South Zagros Oil & Gas Production Co. Feridun Esmaeilzadeh Shiraz University Shiraz, Iran Based on presentation to International Petroleum Technology Conference, Beijing, Mar. 26-28, 2013. A combination of acid washes and oxygenate scavengers can both reduce the frequency of pipeline failures caused by existing pitting corrosion and prevent new pitting corrosion. This article applies such an approach to natural gas transmission pipelines subject to frequent failures in a gas production field in southern Iran. The gas condensate field has more than 30 wells, with total natural gas production around 46-million...

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