Experiments on Multiphase Flow of Live Muds in a Full-Scale Wellbore with Distributed Sensing for Kick and Gas-in-riser Detection/Mitigation


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Louisiana State University

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

The National Academies of Sciences - Gulf Research Program (NAS - GRP)

Funding Program

NAS Gulf Research Program - Research and Development Grant

Project Location: Louisiana

Funding Source: BP and Transocean
Controlling Document: Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Year Awarded: 2017

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Oil System Safety Research

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Other

Project Description

Pressure barriers provide the primary means of preventing uncontrolled hydrocarbon releases in offshore wells. However, these barriers are only effective if they have been designed, properly operated, and maintained for the conditions of the environment in which they are employed. The project focuses on gaps in understanding about the behavior of riser gas under high temperature and pressure. Testing will be done using an existing well retrofitted with pressure and temperature sensors to produce data for validating and verifying riser gas models that inform design of pressure barriers and techniques for preventing uncontrolled hydrocarbon releases.

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Project Partners

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Project ID: 736
Project Name: Experiments on Multiphase Flow of Live Muds in a Full-Scale Wellbore with Distributed Sensing for Kick and Gas-in-riser Detection/Mitigation
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Latitude: 30.412407
Longitude: -91.17876066
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Louisiana
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Project Category: Science
Project Action: Oil System Safety Research
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Targeted Resource(s): Human and / or Institutional Capacity
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Anticipated Project Completion Year: 0
Implementing Organization: Louisiana State University
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: Wesley Williams
Point of Contact – Phone: wcwilliams@lsu.edu
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: https://nationalacademies.org/gulf/grants/funded-projects/index.htm
Project Comments: None
Acres Acquired: 0
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: None
Landowner: None
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Public Access: None
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Secondary Easement Holder 1: None
Secondary Easement Holder 2: None
Duration: None
Term: 0
Land Restoration Acreage: 0
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Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: 0
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 4910159
DWH Funder: The National Academies of Sciences – Gulf Research Program (NAS – GRP)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: NAS Gulf Research Program – Research and Development Grant
DWH Dollar Amount : 4910159
DWH Source: BP and Transocean
Fund Origin: Criminal Settlement
Controlling Documents: Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Award Year: 2017
Award Month: 12
Total Amount Leveraged: 0
Completeness: C