WIT Press


Field Experiments With Subsurface Releases Of Oil And Dyed Water

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/OIL980251

Volume

27

Pages

11

Published

1998

Size

1,338 kb

Author(s)

Henrik Rye, Per J. Brandvik & Tove Strom

Abstract

A field experiment with a subsurface release of oil and air was carried out in June 1996 close to the Frigg Field in the North Sea area. One of the purposes of this sea trial was to increase the knowledge concerning the behaviour of the oil and gas during a subsurface blowout. This was done by releasing oil and air at 106 meters depth with a realistic gas oil ratio (GOR=67) and release velocity of the oil. In addition to the oil release, several releases with dyed water and gas (GOR=7 - 65) were performed. Important and unique data were collected during these subsurface releases. In particular, the experiments with the dyed water releases combined with air turned out to be an efficient way of obtaining field data for the behav

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