DRA for gas pipelining successful in Gulf of Mexico trial

06/05/2000
A field trial conducted on a gas pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico on the use of a corrosion inhibitor as natural gas drag reducing agent (DRA) has resulted in peak gas-production rate increases by 10-15% and peak pressure drop decreases of up to 20%.The pipeline used for this field trial was a 6-in. (152.4 mm) Schedule-80 subsea flowline from Mobile 863A platform to Mobile 864B platform with a total length of approximately 5 miles (8.05 km) in the Gulf of Mexico. A description of the Mobile field follows.Summarized here are the results of this field trial.Metal-surface bindingArco E&P Technology has reported on corrosion inhibitors which can strongly bond to metal surfaces in gas transmissi...
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