Atteris has developed an automation tool using Python software for rapidly performing large numbers of parametric flow assurance cases on a proprietary cloud-computing platform. With the new tool, thousands of cases can be created and assessed rapidly and with a high degree of reliability by extracting key data from the analyses into other softwares for further comparisons and assessments.
The new software has been recently used to assist a pipeline operator who required a comprehensive corrosion assessment to be undertaken. Top of line condensation and corrosion were a major threat, requiring flow assurance assessments to quantify condensation rates. Condensation rates are dictated by a wide range of parameters which require many parametric cases to consider all credible combinations of future operating conditions.
The work was performed by Atteris in a very short timeframe and provided the pipeline operator with definitive fluid temperature criteria so that excessive top of line condensation and corrosion can be avoided.
Atteris, with offices in Perth Australia and Houston USA, provides engineering services in the following areas: subsea and pipelines, flow assurance, dynamic systems, asset and integrity management, operations and production/production readiness support, life extension assessments and decommissioning studies.