Olga hydrate kinetics

Predict the onset of solid hydrate formation and melting rate in both drilling and production operations.


Gas hydrates cause major and potentially hazardous flow assurance problems in production operations. A typical area of concern is multiphase transport lines from wellhead to the production facility where low seabed temperatures and high operating pressures increase the risk of blockage due to gas hydrate formation.

Olga hydrate kinetics

The Olga simulator predicts the risk of hydrate formation and provides the operating envelope for preventing formation of hydrates in well stream transport, process facilities, and design interventions in the event of solid hydrate formation.

  • Model developed by the Colorado School of Mines (CSM)
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NExT offers a comprehensive training program to support users of the SLB software, plugins, and other software products.

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