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Abstract 050
Gas Hydrates in Offshore Production and Drilling. 1999-2002 Programme
Tohidi, B., Danesh, A., Todd, A.C., Østergaard, K.K., Burgass, R.W., and Reid, A.
DTI IOR Seminar, London, 23 June (2000).

A three-year research programme on avoiding gas hydrate problems in offshore drilling, production, and transportation of hydrocarbon fluids started in December 1999. The current study focuses on the following topics:

(1) Gas hydrates and deepwater drilling; avoiding gas hydrates in water based drilling fluids

(2) Hydrates in subsea transfer lines; wax-hydrate combination

(3) Gas hydrates in production operations

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