A forty foot well annulus simulator is used to determine the flow and fate of the applied chemical inhibitors for typical backside batch and flush application in a packerless completion. The delivery depends upon both chemical parameters such as density, viscosity, and surface tension as well as flush parameters including volume and rate.
Results of inhibitor performance at slug flow in a 101.6 mm inner diameter horizontal pipeline. Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) and scanning electrom microscope (SEM) techniques are used to reveal that the strong bubble impact, high shear stress and turbulent intensity are the reasons for a poor performance of inhibitor.
In many service applications excursions in solution chemistry, temporary loss of inhibitor, or transient increases in temperature may give rise to localised corrosion. To test the return of inhibition when the loss is remedied, the use of an artificial pit has been investigated using simulations of cooling water and of of oil production formation water.