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Guest Seminar by Dr. Nagu Daraboina , University of Tulsa @ MSB 241
Jun 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Title: Industrial Perspective on Managing Hydrate Issues in Subsea Developments

Biography of the speaker:
Dr. Daraboina, is currently serving as Associate Director of Tulsa Paraffin Deposition Projects (TUPDP, Tulsa) and a Research Assistant Professor of Petroleum Engineering at The University of Tulsa. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Chemical and Biological Engineering from University of British Columbia (UBC, Canada). During doctoral degree (2010), Nagu worked as a visiting Scholar in National Research council of Canada, Ottawa (NRC, Canada) and gained valuable experience in molecular level techniques (Raman, NMR, DSC, XRD etc). From 2012 to 2014, Nagu worked as postdoctoral research fellow in Centre for Energy Resources Engineering (CERE) at Denmark Technical University (DTU, Denmark) and acquired skills in experimental and computational petroleum thermodynamics. His main research interest are in the areas of flow assurance, carbon dioxide capture & storage, petroleum thermodynamics and polyme r degradation. His main responsibilities at TUPDP includes fundamental understanding of paraffin deposition in multiphase flow and develop strategies to mitigate the risk of wax formation in oil and gas pipelines. Nagu is a member of Society of Petroleum Engineering (SPE) and American Institute of Chemical engineers (AICHE).

As the oil and gas industry make great efforts to recover hydrocarbons from ever more challenging hostile conditions, our current lack of knowledge to predict and manage the behavior of fluid issues such as hydrates in timely manner could lead to premature field abandonments. Over couple of decades, an integrated approach in fluid management among oil companies, design contractors, chemical suppliers and laboratories (both academic and industrial) enhances our understanding on hydrate formation behavior and allow us to develop better overall fluid management strategies to minimize the ris k and increase the production. In this presentation, we explore the impact of hydrate formation and an industrial approach to effectively manage them to improve the productivity.


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