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Philippe Glénat

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Philippe Glénat - Exploration Production - Total

Philippe Glénat - Hydrates Specialist / Physical Chemistry of Effluents

After graduating from the INSA of Villleurbanne, earning a PhD at the University of Lyon and conducting post-doctoral research in Australia, Philippe joined Total in 1991 as Manager of the Production Chemistry Laboratory. He continued as a process engineer in the field of water and oil treatment, and in that context carried out a large number of operational assignments in the different Group affiliates.

In 2000, he joined Field Operations in Iran, as Methods Manager for South Pars 2 & 3, then became a member of the Centre Scientifique et Technique Jean Féger (CSTJF) Fluid Treatment department, where he has been specializing in gas hydrates since 2006.

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Philippe contributed to the design and implementation of innovative processes in hydrate management for Total Exploration & Production:

In LDHI additives:

  • Testing of the first LDHI additives in 1999/2000 on the Canadon Alfa fields in Argentina
  • First application of KHI-LDHI injections on the South Pars field phases 2 & 3 in Iran in 2002 (as an alternative solution) and on the Dolphin field in Qatar in 2006 (base case)
  • First application of AA-LDHI injections in batch mode on the Pazflor/Oligocene fields in 2013
  • First application of AA-LDHI as a base case on the dry-trees of Moho Nord/Albien in Congo (2017)
  • First application case of continuous AA-LDHI injection retained as a base case in a Project, on the Absheron fields in Azerbaijan, in 2016

or in the use of natural crude properties

  • To reduce production shortfalls on our FPSOs since 2013 (Angola, Nigeria, Congo, Italy, etc.)
  • To reduce the quantities of injected methanol



Philippe is the author or co-author of close to fifty publications covering a wide range of topics in the Physical Chemistry of Flow Assurance:

  • Gas hydrates
  • Drag reducers
  • Heavy oil separation
  • Chemical processes for preventing water influx
  • The microflora of oil reservoir waters

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