An effective CO2 capture technology for offshore petroleum facilities

The current project aims to design and optimize the cryogenic CO2 capture process in terms of CO2 removal efficiency and energy requirement. The serious concern of global warming due to increasing CO2 emission has urged policymakers to employ various CO2 capture methods. Note that among different CO2 capture methods, the cryogenic capture is a favorable option since it uses less energy and no chemicals in the CO2 removal process. Cryogenic CO2 capture suffers from high equipment costs and energy consumption.

Dynamic Modeling of Hydrate Formation and Dissociation in the Presence of Thermodynamic and Kinetic Hydrate Inhibitors

This project supports a joint industry project (JIP) involving operator companies active in offshore Newfoundland and Labrador. The JIP is supported through a contract with Petroleum Research NL (PRNL). The project aims to remove obstacle to cost effective developments from marginal oil fields in Atlantic Canada. This will be through developing strategies and techniques to manage the formation of solid like natural gas hydrate in subsea production systems. The MITACS support will be used to hire a Postdoctoral fellow (PDF) to support the activities envisaged in the main JIP project.