Hydrates are crystalline structures consisting of a lattice of cages of water molecules that entrap hydrocarbon molecules at elevated pressures and low temperatures. Hydrates can plug oil lines, forcing operations to stop until they are removed, and in some extreme events, can pose safety issues by forming a projectile within the line if subjected to large differential pressures.
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