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The inability to obtain seal to capture hydrocarbons with capping stack on a TLP

asked Jun 29, 2015 in Operations by bxander (1,180 points)

When hydrate formed and the inability to obtain seal to capture hydrocarbons with capping stack on a TLP, what would one do to prevent if the oil release cannot be capture?

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answered Jun 29, 2015 by GerritMcLane (870 points)
You should ensure sufficient supply of hydrate inhibitor is available if required during capping stack installation.

Ensure capping stack is deployed quickly once entering the well's vicinity in order to minimize time for hydrate formation.

And the ability to inject methanol/glycol.
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