Influence of Hydrate Phase Transition on Multiphase Flow in Deepwater Gas Well

  • Zhiyuan WangEmail author
  • Baojiang Sun
  • Yonghai Gao


During drilling, as the gas invasion and fluid migration under high-pressure and low-temperature environments, hydrate formation and decomposition have occurred successively. Such a hydrate phase transition would affect the gas invasion laws and overflow characteristics. In this chapter, the influence of hydrate phase transition on the rheology of drilling fluid is introduced firstly; then the well annulus multiphase flow model during drilling is established, and influence of hydrate phase transition on bubbles migration is analyzed; the influence of hydrate phase transition on well multiphase flow with inhibitors and without inhibitors is discussed at last.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Petroleum EngineeringChina University of PetroleumQingdaoChina
  2. 2.School of Petroleum EngineeringChina University of PetroleumQingdaoChina
  3. 3.School of Petroleum EngineeringChina University of PetroleumQingdaoChina

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