Independence Trails

Independence Trail – Enterprise (Gulf of Mexico, USA)

This field consists of a 24” gas export line that is 133 miles long with a water depth range up to 7,900ft, tying back gas from the Independence Hub gas processing platform.

MSi Kenny performed a dynamic hydraulic analysis on the export pipeline with emphasis on validating the export deliver ability and slug catcher sizing. MSi Kenny determined the surge volume and liquid handling requirements at the pipeline outline during transient operations such as ramp-up and pigging. MSi Kenny also performed a rupture study to determine the maximum expected leak rates/volumes, as well as the expected pressure response at the inlet/outlet during rupture events.

Project Key Features

  • Export deliverability
  • Slug catcher sizing
  • Surge volumes
  • Liquids management for transient operations
  • Rupture analysis