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  • Lifetime Achievement Award for “University and Hydrafact Gas Hydrates Expert” at the 9th International Conference on Gas Hydrates. Professor Bahman Tohidi, Director of the Centre for Gas Hydrate Research and Centre for Flow Assurance Research (C-FAR) at Heriot-Watt and Managing Director of Hydrafact, has been given the International Lifetime Achievement Award at the 9th International Conference on Gas Hydrates, in Denver, Colorado.


  • Hydrafact-HWU work was recognised as one of the UK top 10 examples on the role of “Chemical Engineering in the Modern World” by Institute of Chemical Engineers (IChemE).

  • Hydrafact novel solution for “KHI Removal from Produced Water” was among the finalists in the “Chemical Engineering Industry Project of the Year Award” at the IChemE Global Awards 2016. Hydrafact is planning to start a Joint Industry Project in collaboration with a major Processing company to commercialise the process. Please contact us if you require further information.

  • Hydrafact contribution to Queen’s Anniversary Prizes was recognised by "Institute of Petroleum Engineering, Heriot-Watt University".

  • Hydrafact completed a “Hydrate Risk Evaluation: Experimental and Modelling” for a company in the Central Asia.

  • Hydrafact completed a solid deposition in diesel fuel for a company in Europe.

  • Hydrafact completed Hydrafact completed hydrate point measurements on two hydraulic fluids for a company in Europe.

  • Hydrafact provided HydraFLASH 3.3 to an institution in India.

  • Hydrafact started a project for determining water content of a natural gas in equilibrium with hydrates for an oil company in Europe. The results of this work can be used in tuning/validating predictive software packages, as well as specifying dehydration requirements to avoid hydrates at certain P&T conditions.

  • Hydrafact started a new KHI evaluation for 10 new KHI formulations for a company in the Middle East.

  • Hydrafact has started a new project on evaluating risks associated with downhole wax/asphaltene deposition for a company in Europe.

  • Hydrafact started a project on KHI dropping out of solution and associated problems for a major oil company.

  • Hydrafact is in negotiation with a major company in the Middle East for deploying its novel HydraCHEK technology.

  • A major company in Europe is planning to deploy Hydrafact’s “online HydraCHEK” in their field in the North Sea.

  • Hydrafact is launching a Joint Industry Project, entitled, “Wax: Risk Evaluation and Monitoring”. Please feel free contacting us if you require further information.

  • Hydrafact is planning to deliver a new edition of “Gas Hydrates and Flow Assurance” by Professor Bahman Tohidi in Aberdeen in the 1Q 2017 in Aberdeen. Please contact us if you are interested in this course.

  • Hydrafact provided parts of its software in DLL format to a company in Europe.


  • Hydrafact completes a “Sensor Performance Testing” programme under multiphase conditions for a company in Europe

  • A major oil company in Europe renew their licences for Hydrafact software (HydraFLASH)

  • Hydrafact has been awarded a project investigating risk of hydrate formation in two hydraulic fluids up to 20,000 psia

  • Hydrafact has completed testing and evaluation of 5 KHI formulations for a company in the Middle East using the novel Crystal Growth Inhibition technique

  • Hydrafact is developing a special software for a company in Europe with the aim of performing PV Flash

  • Hydrafact has been awarded another contract for Phase-2 of Solid Deposition in Diesel Fuel by the same company

  • Hydrafact completed investigating feasibility of switching from MEG to KHI for a company in Europe

  • Hydrafact completed an integrated modelling-experimental project investigating the risk of hydrate blockage in the Middle East


  • Hydrafact completes density measurement for an electrolyte (up to 100 MPa) for a company in Europe

  • Hydrafact investigation for a company in Australia shows that it is possible to determine concentration of salt, MEG and MDEA in an aqueous phase

  • Hydrafact investigated solid deposition in diesel fuel under high pressure conditions (40,000 psi) for a company in Europe using it novel Quartz Crystal Microbalance technology

  • Hydrafact has completed a KHI testing/evaluation project for a company in Europe. New/novel KHIs formulations were used in the investigation


  • Hydrafact completes a field trial of its novel HydraCHEK technology for a company in the Middle East

  • Hydrafact starts a 1.5 year project for investigating flow assurance challenges in high CO2 reservoirs


  • Hydrafact completes evaluation of two KHI formations for a company in the Middle East

  • Hydrafact starts a major “KHI Evaluation and Optimisation” project for a company in Europe

  • Hydrafact is pleased to announce the release of its Hydrate and phase equilibria software, HydraFLASH 3.3


  • Hydrafact staff publish “Kinetic hydrate inhibitor removal from produced waters by solvent extraction”, Jun 2016, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering


  • Hydrafact staff, Houra Mozaffar, Ross Anderson and Bahman Tohidi publish “Effect of alcohols and diols on PVCap-induced hydrate crystal growth patterns in methane systems”, May 2016, Fluid Phase Equilibria

  • A company in Canada purchases Hydrafact software (HydraFLASH)

  • Hydrafact completes hydrate point measurements in the presence of a hydraulic fluid for a company in Europe (4,000 to 20,000 psi)

  • A company in Canada purchases Hydrafact software (HydraFLASH)

  • Hydrafact completes evaluating 4 KHI formulations for a company in the Middle East

  • Hydrafact takes part in the Scottish Trade visit to Iran and the Iran Oil and Gas Show, 5-8 May 2016, Tehran, Iran

  • Hydrafact takes part in Scottish Energy Trade Mission to Saudi Arabia, 21-26 May 2016


  • Hydrafact took part in Scottish Pavilion in the Mediterranean Offshore Conference and Exhibition MOC 2016, Alexandria, Egypt, as well as presenting a Poster on Asphaltene, entitled, “The Status of the Advanced Technologies in Asphaltene Precipitation, Deposition and Remediation”.

  • A company in Europe purchases Hydrafact software (HydraFLASH)

  • Hydrafact completes density measurements for two mineral oils (0-40 °C, 0.1 to 100 MPa) for a company in Europe

  • Hydrafact provides support for its HydraFLASH software to a major company in Europe

  • Hydrafact complete water content in oil measurement on 23 oil samples for a costumer in Europe

  • A university in Europe purchases Hydrafact software (HydraFLASH)


  • Companies in the UK and Middle East purchase copies of Hydrafact software (HydraFLASH)

  • Hydrafact completes 3 KHI evaluation projects for a company in the Middle East

  • Hydrafact provides hydrate phase boundary predictions in the presence of two drilling fluids for a company in Europe using its software HydraFLASH

  • Hydrafact completes an comprehensive study on “Performance Evaluation of Wax and Corrosion inhibitors” for a company in the Middle East

  • Hydrafact provides training on its Crystal Growth Inhibition (CGI) technique to a company in Europe

  • Hydrafact provides ATEX testing for a company in Europe



  • Hydrafact provides software support to companies in China and UK


  • Hydrafact completes a project on KHI removal, recovery and reuse

  • Hydrafact complete a software project for a company in Europe

  • Hydrafact provides guidelines for evaluating, preventing and addressing hydrate problems to a company in Asia


  • Hydrafact software support to a University and a company in the UK

  • Hydrafact starts a project on evaluating wax inhibitors using Quartz Crystal Microbalance, Co-Axial Cold Shearing Figure, conventional Cold Finger and Mini-Flow Loop for a client in the Middle East

  • Hydrafact completes a project on the effect of hydrate formation on pressure sensors for a company in Europe


  • HydraFLASH 3.2 released in October 2015!

  • Hydrafact completes a study investigating the effect of hydrate formation on flow measurement devices for a company in Europe

  • Hydrafact provides HydraCHEK support to a company in the Middle East

  • Hydrafact provides training on its novel Crystal Growth Inhibition technique for Kinetic Hydrate Inhibitor evaluation to a company in Europe


  • Hydrafact completes a new phase of solid formation in diesel fuels for a company in the USA

  • Hydrafact completes an Asphaltene heptane titration project for a client in the UK

  • Hydrafact conduct HydraCHEK testing and calibration for a client in the Middle East

  • Hydrafact successfully commissioned its online HydraCHEK


  • Hydrafact completes a series of wax tests for a client in the Middle East

  • Hydrafact completes a series of tests on saturated saline systems at 28,000 psia for a client in the USA.

  • Hydrafact conduct HydraCHEK testing and calibration for a client in the UK

  • Hydrafact assigns Essence Green Technology as its agent in Malaysia and Australia


  • Hydrafact conducted experiments to investigate Joule-Thomason effect on a gas for a client in South America.

  • Hydrafact was appointed to provide Guidelines for Hydrate Prevention and Remedy by a major oil company.

  • Hydrafact completed a KHI investigation for a company in the Middle East.

  • Hydrafact completed a KHI evaluation for a client in Canada.


  • Hydrafact predictions on the effect of drilling fluids on the hydrate stability zone of several reservoir fluids.

  • Hydrafact provided training to a group of professionals from Russia.

  • Hydrafact and Sand Monitoring Services (SMS) sign collaboration MOU.


  • Hydrafact conducted solid formation in diesel fuel for a company in USA.

  • A major company in the UK renewed their HydraFLASH software license.

  • A major company in Central Asia renewed their HydraFLASH software license for three years.


  • Hydrafact conducted CO2-rich mixture density measurement for a research centre in the UK.

  • Hydrafact completed a high pressure asphaltene study for a company in Europe.

  • Two companies in Canada and Mexico purchased commercial versions of HydraFLASH software.

  • A major company renewed their HydraFLASH support agreement.


  • Hydrafact completed a major Anti-Agglomerants (AA) comparative study (using Rocking Cells and Autoclaves) for a company in the USA.

  • Hydrafact provided consultancy services to a company for hydrate blockage removal.

  • Hydrafact provided KHI evaluation support to a major company in the USA, using both its novel Crystal Growth Inhibition (CGI) and conventional Induction Time techniques.


  • Hydrafact completed a water content measurement for a company in France.

  • Hydrafact successfully supported a cold start-up of a pipeline in the North Sea.

  • University of Portsmouth received 10 academic copies of our Hydrate and Phase Behaviour Model, HydraFLASH.

  • A university in India purchased academic copies of our software, HydraFLASH.

  • Hydrafact completed a comprehensive flow assurance study (hydrates, wax, foaming, emulsion, corrosion, scale) for a client in Central Asia.

Hydrafact Successfully Removed Hydrate Blockage from Subsea Pipeline System!


Hydrafact were recently approached by an operator to investigate a severe hydrate blockage in a pipeline in the North Sea. After careful system analysis by our hydrate experts, a plan was drawn up to safely remove the hydrate blockage. The plan was executed successfully resulting in the removal of the blockage without the need for any subsea intervention in a relatively short period of time. Consequently, this resulted in a significant cost saving for the operator compared to conventional techniques and a substantial reduction in deferred production.

HydraFLASH Modelling & Training Course Announced!


On 2 December 2014, Hydrafact will be hosting a training course for HydraFLASH 3.0 at our offices in Edinburgh. This is an excellent opportunity to learn, first hand, how to use HydraFLASH to its full potential and in general, learn more about gas hydrates and PVT.

The course is to complement our recent release of HydraFLASH 3.0 and is open to anyone* interested to attend. Further details regarding the course can be found below:

  • Date: 02/12/2014
  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Duration: 1 Day
  • *Cost: Free for existing clients. A small fee (£250+VAT, if applicable) will be charged to others, but this fee will be deductible from software cost, if it is purchased after the course.

Spaces are limited. Please contact us ASAP if you are interested in attending.

For more details, please contact us at hydraflash@hydrafact.com .

The Hydrafact Team.

HydraFLASH 3.0 Released!


We are pleased to announce that the latest edition of our gas hydrate and thermodynamic prediction software (HydraFLASH) is finally here.

HydraFLASH 3.0 comes with a completely redesigned and modern interface which focusses on usability and simplicity above all else. As well as this, some of the new features in HydraFLASH 3.0 can be seen as follows:

  • A new database management system – this allows users to store all their data including compositions, preferences and results.
  • Optimised calculations.
  • Full access to our previous edition of the software HydraFLASH 2.2.21.
  • Multi-graph plotting functionality – so that users can plot and compare their data and results with ease
  • Automatic updating system – updates will automatically be installed to the application as soon as they become available
  • And much more!

For more details, please see our software page.

The Hydrafact Team.

New Hydrafact Website Launched!


We are pleased and proud to announce the official launch of our new and improved website. The stylish new design and minimalistic interface provides users with easier access to the information they require while delivering excellent usability and user experience. Please keep checking back for updates on our latest products, services and upcoming technology.

We value each and every one of your opinions. As such, we welcome any feedback or comments you have (positive or negative) on the look or usablity of our new website. If you feel anything is missing, you'd like to give your opinion or you simply want to get in touch, please don't hesiate to contact us at info@hydrafact.com .

The Hydrafact Team.