Engüçlü, Hasan Hüseyin
In this study, temperature, pressure and mole values of methane hydrate formation and dissociation are analyzed using different production methods under laboratory conditions. During the experiments, a cylindrical high-pressure hydrate cell in a constant temperature room was used. In order to provide the real field conditions of the hydrate reservoirs, methane gas was injected at high pressure into the cell filled with sand and water at low temperatures, and the hydrate reservoir was formed in a 21.2 *liter hydrate formation cell by providing necessary thermodynamic conditions. A ¼ inch production line was used for production of methane and water in 3 different experiments. Production phase of the first two experiments were not discussed due to discrepancies arising from the production data. Two different production stages were applied in the third experiment. The first stage was carried out by combination of pressure reduction and thermal recovery method by providing constant temperature water circulation through the spiral pipe inside the cell. The thermal recovery method’s effect decreased and disappeared in the second stage. It left its place only to the depressurization method. As a result of the endothermic dissociation process of the production stage, the heat taken from the environment caused pores to be clogged due to reformation of the hydrate. This slowed down the production and made it stop from time to time. Using the depressurization method with the thermal recovery method, hydrate production became more effective and the hydrate dissociation rate increased. Depressurization method alone became less effective and the rate of dissociation decreased.


Effect of polyglycols on hydrate formation during drilling operations
Tahir, Abbas N; Mehmetoğlu, Mustafa Tanju; Department of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering (2005)
The aim of this experimental study is to investigate the inhibitive properties of polyglycol and polyglycol+KCl aqueous solutions on hydrate formation, which causes serious fluid flow problems, especially during deepwater drilling operations. As the petroleum industry continues to search oil in deeper and deeper seas, the possibility of facing hydrate problems during drilling operations increases because of the suitable conditions for hydrate formation. The main goal of this study is to investigate the hydr...
Hydrate Formation Conditions of Methane Hydrogen Sulfide Mixtures
Bulbul, S.; Parlaktuna, Mahmut; Mehmetoglu, T.; Karabakal, U. (2014-01-01)
The objective of the study is to determine hydrate formation conditions of methane-hydrogen sulfide mixtures. An experimental work is carried out with different H2S concentrations and both brine and distilled water. The Black Sea conditions, which are suitable for methane-hydrogen sulfide hydrate formation, are examined. Effects of H2S concentration and salinity on the hydrate formation conditions are also obtained during the study. It is concluded that an increase in the salinity shifts the methane-hydroge...
Adsorption calorimetry in supported catalyst characterization : adsorption structure sensitivity on pt(y-Al2o3
Üner, Murat; Üner, Deniz; Department of Chemical Engineering (2004)
In this study, the structure sensitivity of hydrogen, oxygen and carbon monoxide adsorption was investigated by changing the metal particle size of Pt/Al2O3 catalysts. 2 % Pt/Al2O3 catalysts were prepared by incipient wetness method; the particle size of the catalysts was manipulated by calcining at different temperatures. The dispersion values for the catalysts calcined in air at 683K, 773K and 823K were measured as 0.62, 0.20 and 0.03 respectively. The differential heats of adsorption of hydrogen, carbon ...
Experimental research on in-tube condensation under steady-state and transient conditions
Tanrikut, A; Yesin, O (2005-01-01)
In this research study, in-tube condensation in the presence of air was investigated experimentally at a heat exchanger of countercurrent type for different operating conditions. The test matrix for the steady-state condition covers the range of pressures P = 1.8 to 5.5 bars, vapor Reynolds numbers Re, = 45 000 to 94 000, and inlet air mass fraction values Xi = 0 to 52%. The effect of air manifests itself by a reduction in the local heat flux and the local heat transfer coefficient. The local heat transfer ...
Experimental investigation of carbon dioxide injection effects on methane-propane-carbon dioxide mixture hydrates
Abbasov, Abbas; Merey, Sukru; Parlaktuna, Mahmut (2016-08-01)
In this research, first, hydrate with high saturation in porous media (sand sediments) was formed in fully filled high pressure cell by using a mixture of the following gases at 4 degrees C: methane (CH4), propane (C3H8) and carbon dioxide (CO2). The feed mole percent of the gases used was selected as follows: CH4 (95%), C3H8 (3%), CO2 (2%). This selection was made in order to form natural gas hydrate of thermogenic origin (sII type hydrate). Thereafter, CO2 injection into the high saturation hydrate media ...
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