Operators are constantly attempting to optimize production of their oil and gas wells. They can accomplish this by either stimulating flow and/or minimizing downtime. While downtime is usually associated with equipment failure or breakdown, there is an entire category of issues related to environmental conditions downhole that can lead to damage or blockage of the well and/or flowline, resulting in expensive workovers. This paper discusses options and strategies for implementing an automation system on chemical assets that delivers the desired traits.
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