FLOW ASSURANCE DIAGNOSTICS
Flow assurance problems can exist in many forms such as hydrates, paraffin/asphaltene deposits, or scale either singly or in combination. Our engineering team utilizes a variety of techniques to determine the source and type of restriction. For example, pressure analysis with surveillance pigs can not only locate restrictions, but determine the amount of deposit to be removed. In cases where a sample of the deposit is collected, PIC conducts a chemical analysis to determine the most effective means for removal. Utilizing the suite of Technical Services available, an accurate analysis and evaluation of diagnostic results produces a recommendation that effectively resolves the flow assurance issue. Once treatments are completed, our experts then construct a plan that maintains flow integrity on a continuous basis.