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SPE Flow Assurance Technical Section

Carolyn Koh

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Welcome to the SPE Flow Assurance Technical Section (FTS)


We are serving the global energy community to share knowledge relevant to flow assurance, production chemistry and related topics, including the role of carbon capture, data science, and other cutting-edge technologies in flow assurance.

Flow assurance is focused on ensuring the flow is stable and efficient from the reservoir to the process equipment, pipes are of adequate size, flow velocities are not too high and not too low, and system pressures are not exceeding safe limits. Also that most effective and safe chemicals are used to improve existing energy production and to prevent blockages (asphaltenes, hydrates, ice, paraffin wax, sand, scale) and other flow instabilities in reservoir, wells and flowlines, as well as optimize scraping / pigging of pipelines. In addition, in order to advance net zero emissions strategies, flow assurance engineers are developing and incorporating carbon capture, hydrogen transport, and data science technologies.

To make the most of your membership, please feel free to log in to see the section library, past discussions, ask a new question on the discussion board, participate in the monthly meetings and SPE Live webinars to hear about the recent technology developments and implementation.


Carolyn Koh
Chair, SPE Flow Assurance Technical Section


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