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Developing a Digital Twin for Floating Production Systems Integrity Management

ABSTRACT: Floating production systems asset integrity management programs are dependent on a combination of inspection, analysis and measured data. These tasks are often labor intensive to perform. A digital twin model combines data and computer models, which can significantly...

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Oct 2017

Design and Validation of the 16-Inch Schedule 80 Interference Connection through Numerical and Experimental Methods

ABSTRACT: A precision engineered controlled interference fit mechanical connector for joining steel pipe is evaluated in this paper. The primary advantage of such a connection is that the need for trained welders and radiographers is minimized, and the connection-joining process...

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24
Oct 2017

Numerical and Experimental Assessment of Girth Welds Interacting with Wrinkle Anomalies

ABSTRACT: Two wrinkle-like features were discovered in two girth welds of an onshore, horizontal directionally drilled (HDD) 42-inch OD x 0.438-inch wall thickness, Grade X70 pipeline using a high resolution in-line inspection (ILI) tool. The HDD pipeline was buried at a depth of...

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Oct 2017

Inflow Control Device Injection and Production Dynamic Integrity Testing – Best Practices

ABSTRACT: In recent years, the application envelope for inflow control devices (ICDs) has significantly shifted toward harsher environments, for example, to high temperature changes for SAGD, high production pressure differentials in wells with high reservoir permeability...

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Oct 2017

Assessment, Mitigation, Management and Extension of Coke Drum Life Through Equipment Health Monitoring Systems and On Line Inspection

ABSTRACT: The reliability of coke drums has become a central theme to many refineries worldwide as high value products are recovered from refinery residuum. The severe thermal gradients inherent in the coking process have led to ever more frequent failures from cracks in bulges,...

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Jul 2017