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Regional and international references for the implementation of GRE lining technology for downhole tubing to improve flow assurance in Abu Dhabi oil and gas upstream applications.

Abstract

The technology of lining tubing with Glass Reinforced Epoxy (GRE) has been used since the 1960’s as a method for corrosion protection of downhole tubing. Over 50,000 GRE Lined tubing completions have been installed in water handling wells, oil and gas producers, gas injection and disposal wells. Nearly 5,000 of these are in the GCC region with only 5 known completions in the U.A.E. This paper will draw on references of applications of GRE Lined tubing across the GCC region and the value addition that operators have derived from this technology with the aim of generating a comparison with similar operational challenges within ADNOC Group subsidiaries.