Hydrate Formation is a big pain – and especially misleading for new hands! They form sneakily, and can seriously mess up your data, especially on gas wells. The Well Test Simulator, has so far not had any simulation for hydrates formation, and gas condensation – those require a lot of empirical data to get right – but there is good news: we are working on getting the mathematics to work, and in the next update (released in early February 2015) we will roll out the new additions. Of course, simulating hydrates would be meaningless if we didn’t have ways to prevent them, and that’s where this bad boy comes in:

 

Well test Simulator - Oilfield Simulator - steam exchanger Blue-smallAs you can see the model is pretty far along. Other additions for the February update include:

  • Chemical Injection Pump
  • Wiggling chokes (to release some hydrates)
  • Death (if your health gets too low due to heat radiation, or H2S)

Please comment below and let me know what updates you would like next. Also, Thanks to the (so far) 121 people who purchased the Well Test Simulator, and a happy 2015 to all!

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