Technical Committee Reservoir Engineering
Inhibition of hydrate formation by kinetic inhibitors - Literature study -
The aim of this study was to represent the state-of-the-art of the inhibition of gas hydrates. Corresponding
to recent publications the kinetic inhibition was considered in particular.
Special inhibitors were validated using a set of criteria derived from different experimental test methods. Best results were obtained by the application of terpolymer VC-713 especially in relation to nucleation and crystal growth, followed by PVCap (polyvinylcaprolactame) and THI (threshold Hydrate inhibitor), the chemical structure of which is derived from the antifreeze glycopeptids of antarctic winter flounder.