The precipitation and deposition of solids are a major challenge in the production of oil and gas. Flow assurance solids are formed because of unavoidable changes in temperature, pressure, and composition of the oil-gas-water flowstream, from reservoir conditions to processing conditions. The advent of subsea production and the increased exploitation of heavy crudes have made flow assurance issues dominant in ensuring efficient and safe exploitation of hydrocarbon assets.
AIQUM is a breakthrough surveillance system using real-time high frequency working technology, providing sand production alerts every millisecond. Using advanced ultrasonic and fiber-optic sensors with AI algorithms, it provides operators with real-time data for solid production identification and quantification.