Multiphase Technology (British Hydromechanics Research Group (Rep) 40)

Multiphase Technology (British Hydromechanics Research Group (Rep) 40)

By: C. Redus (editor), G. A. Gregory (editor)Hardback

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This volume provides an international forum for the exchange of the latest and most up-to-date designs for multiphase flow. The development for marginal offshore oil and gas discoveries and/or land-based fields in remote locations have led to significant research aimed at improving our understanding of this complex technology. Better design methods have been developed, not only for transporting multiphase hydrocarbon fluids over long distances, but also for pumping, metering, and processing equipment. Pressure on minimising costs and need to develop smaller, deeper, and more remote fields have continued to spur the application of multiphase technology. However, the uncertainty of adopting new technology will only be overcome with knowledge and expertise, by field use, or by force of circumstances, where it is seen to be the only viable method. From research to products, this book brings together contributions from experts who shape the way the technology is developed. Topics covered include: flow modelling; oil-water flow modelling; slug modelling; field applications in multiphase modelling; multiphase metering; multiphase equipment; flow assurance. This work provides the reader with the opportunity to determine how and when the technology can and should be employed in the filed, the engineer must understand what the technology can actually achieve, its limitations, and how these are being mitigated or overcome. BHR Group is a leading independent centre of expertise in engineering with fluids which has performed contract research. development, and consultancy for international clients since 1947. BHR Group serves the water, power, process, and offshore industries and is increasingly active in the water sector, following its privatisation. Our problem-solving addresses applications including: pumping, sealing, mixing and contacting, valves, pigging, pipe protection, and multiphase flow. Current projects yielding significant cost benefits include in-pipe water treatment, slurry characterisation and transport, and pump scheduling. BHR Group transfer information and technology to a wide range of industries through single-sponsor projects, multi-client consortia, training seminars, and BHRA Technical Information Services.

Contents

Flow modelling: wellbore temperature profile calculations for underbalanced drilling applications, G.A. Gregory; pipeline transport of oil with strongly temperature-dependent viscosity, B. Strand, S.M. Djuve; effect of flow improvement chemicals on vertical zero net-liquid flow, L. Liu, S.L. Scott; experimental investigation of multiple solutions for liquid hold-up in upward inclined stratified flow, S.P. Smith et al. Oil-water flow modelling: a new model for dispersed multi-layer oil-water flow, S.S. Jayawardena et al; the effect of surfactants on low water cut oil-water flows in large diameter pipelines, H. Shi et al; modelling of corrosion inhibitor transport in pipelines carrying oil-water mixtures, Y.V. Fairuzov et al. Slug modelling: the effect of inclination on slug characteristics in three phase oil/water/gas flow in large diameter pipes, C. Kang et al; modelling of slug dissipation and generation in a hilly-terrain pipeline, H-Q. Zhang et al; characterisation and active control of slugging in a vertical riser, P.D. Molyneaux et al; three-phase slug tracking with PeTra, M. Larsen, P. Hedne; towards a slug-flow model for multiphase flow with complex liquids, S. Nuland. Field applications in multiphase modelling: new developments in flow modelling and field data verification, J. Nossen et al; application of multiphase flow methods to underbalanced drilling pilot test data, S.P. Smith et al. Multiphase metering: a study of the performance of Venturi meters in multiphase flow, A.R.W. Hall et al; coupling PVT-software with multiphase meters, A.K.Rydahl, H. Soerensen; real-time multiphase metering using non-intrusive microwave sensor, B. Hogan et al; design of a clamp-on ultrasonic liquid flowrate monitor for wet gas pipelines, D. Vedapuri, M. Gopal; development of a wet gas flowmeter, P. Andreussi et al; development and testing of a novel gas-liquid flow meter combining pressure fluctuation generated by vertical and horizontal flow patterns, p. Toma et al. Multiphase equipment: smart sensors for controlling oil-water separation processes, A.J. Jaworski et al. (Part contents).

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781860582523
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 470
  • ID: 9781860582523
  • weight: 848
  • ISBN10: 1860582524

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