The Ærfugl field is a gas condensate field located in the Norwegian Sea to the West of Skarv and Idun fields. Heat input into the flowline system is required as main hydrate prevention philosophy and the enabling technology Electrically Heat Traced Flowline (EHTF®) is utilized to enable system start-up and shut down, and to maintain the production fluids outside of the hydrate envelope during tail production.
Starting from a conceptual technology selection to the project delivery, numerous qualifications and analysis were performed to validate the EHTF® system design and ease its industrialization. The development of a new technology starts from the component design through system qualification up to the installation phase.
This presentation takes you through the challenging journey with its ups and downs, to develop, qualify and implement new technology during a hectic project execution timeline during the C19 pandemic.
The EHTF system is now installed and successfully commissioned.