Studies of hydrate cohesion, adhesion and interfacial properties using micromechanical force measurements
The oil and gas production industry continues to innovate in new exploration and production techniques that allow the extraction of energy resources from increasingly extreme conditions. One consequence of this advancement is the increasing threat of hydrate plugs forming in the oil and gas production lines due to favorable thermodynamic conditions for hydrate formation. Complete inhibition of hydrates, which is traditionally the preferred method in hydrate treatment, can become prohibitively expensive or challenging due to environmental regulations. As such, the industry has observed a shift ...