Gas Hydrates pp 97-116 | Cite as

Hydrates Seen as a Problem for the Oil and Gas Industry

  • Carlo Giavarini
  • Keith Hester
Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)


This chapter highlights for the reader the problems gas hydrates cause during oil and gas production. Common industrial locations and processes where hydrate formation is a concern are discussed, as well as the various methods to prevent hydrate formation, including water removal, temperature control, and the addition of inhibitors. Different inhibitor types (either thermodynamic or low dosage) are presented along with a discussion on their use and effectiveness. Finally, information is given on the remediation and removal of hydrates if a hydrate plug does occur.


Hydrate Formation Diethylene Glycol Flow Loop Phosphonium Salt Hydrate Stability 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Ingegneria ChimicaUniversity of Rome La SapienzaRomeItaly
  2. 2.TulsaUSA

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