School of Mechanical and Chemical Engineering

Natural Gas Hydrates in Flow Assurance Short Course

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Workshop dates


The University of Western Australia, Crawley Campus


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This workshop is aimed at providing state-of-the-art practice in flow assurance for hydrates, one of the largest problems in offshore oil and gas production.

This workshop will be valuable to individuals involved in the field of flow assurance by providing understanding and knowledge of gas hydrates, including hands on experience for the engineer in using tools to evaluate gas hydrates formation and dissociation.

Participants should possess a basic understanding of oil and gas production.

The course will be delivered in a computer lab and with the following computer programs, CSMGem and CSMPlug. Each attendee will receive a CD and hardcopy of the course material.


Who should attend this professional development workshop?

  • Engineers
  • Scientists
  • Technicians
  • Technical Managers

Participants are eligible for Continual Professional Development (CPD) points


Registration onto the course will open shortly. To register your interest please contact:  

Workshop leader

Caroline Koh

Professor Carolyn Koh - Colorado School of Mines

Carolyn A. Koh is the Director of the Centre for Hydrate Research and Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines. She obtained her B.Sc. and Ph.D. from the University of West London, and later worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Cornell University. Before joining the Centre for Hydrate Research in 2004, she was a Reader at King’s College, University of London. Prof. Koh has authored over 130 peer-reviewed research articles, and the leading textbook of the field, entitled “Clathrate Hydrates of Natural Gases.” Among many honours, Prof. Koh was a member of the US National Research Council Panel on Methane Hydrate, and the US Department of Energy Methane Hydrate Advisory Committee.

Prof. Koh has overseen the implementation of hydrate kinetics and transportability modelling in OLGA (CSMHyK), which is the most advanced software package released to date. Through her 11-member Hydrate Consortium, the Centre works directly with operating and service companies to apply and refine CSMHyK to both design and problem-solving cases.



Time Table

Natural Gas in Flow Assurance Short Course Day 1
8.00-8.30am Registration
8.30-9.00am Orientation (describing the structure and objectives of the course)
9.00-10.30am Introduction to Hydrates in Flow Assurance and Safety
10.30—11.00am Coffee break
11.00-12.30pm Physical and Thermodynamic Properties
12.30-1.30pm Lunch
1.30-2.30pm Thermodynamic Inhibition with case studies
2.30-5.30pm* Phase Equilibria and Inhibition Practice Calculations/Hands -on Session (CSMGem)

* Break during the hands-on session
Natural Gas in Flow Assurance Short Course Day 2
8.00-9.30am Time Dependence and Low Dosage Inhibition                                        
9.30-10.30am Plug Remediation and case studies
10.30am-11.00am Coffee break
11.00-12.30pm Plug Remediation continued
12.30-1.30pm Lunch
1.30-3.00pm* Hydrate Plug Remediation Calculations/Hands-on session (CSMGem)                        

* Break during the hands-on session
3.00-5.00pm Design Applications of CSMPlug and CSMPlug/Hands-on session

Fees and registration


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