Hydrocarbon Influx Behavior within a Deepwater Marine Riser: Implications for Design and Operations


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Subsea Systems Institute

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 - Grants

Project Location: Texas

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

Community and Human Health

Project Description

Formation and management of gas within deepwater marine drilling risers poses a variety of challenges and hazards for offshore energy operations. Uncontrolled riser gas build-up and release were major components of the Deepwater Horizon disaster. This project aims to improve understanding of riser gas formation and unloading (i.e., the processes involved in managing riser gas) through the development, calibration, and implementation of modeling to describe the dynamics pertaining to riser gas under different situations and operating conditions and the assessment of instrumentation that could be used to detect riser gas properties and behavior.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

University of Houston


Project ID: 831
Project Name: Hydrocarbon Influx Behavior within a Deepwater Marine Riser: Implications for Design and Operations
SourceUID: 2000008864
Latitude: 29.72002
Longitude: -95.34381
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Texas
County: Unknown
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Oil System Safety Research
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Targeted Resource(s): Community and Human Health
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Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2018
Implementing Organization: Subsea Systems Institute
Implementing Organization Type: Consortium
Point of Contact – Name: Ramanan Krishnamoorti
Point of Contact – Phone: rkrishna@central.uh.edu
Point of Contact – Email: 713-743-4307
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: University of Houston
Link: http://www.nationalacademies.org/gulf/grants/awards/offshore-energy/index.htm#safer3
Project Comments: None
Acres Acquired: 0
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: None
Landowner: None
Landowner Type: None
Purpose: None
Public Access: None
Easement Holder Name : None
Easement Holder Type: None
Secondary Easement Holder 1: None
Secondary Easement Holder 2: None
Duration: None
Term: 0
Land Restoration Acreage: 0
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: None
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 392196
DWH Funder: The National Academies of Sciences Gulf Research Program (NAS – GRP)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: NAS Gulf Research Program – Grants
DWH Dollar Amount : 392196
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