2nd EMBT 2008

The two days Wednesday, April 16 and Thursday 17 were filled with exciting papers while leaving sufficient time for discussions.

There was an optional 3rd day - on Friday, April 18 - a factory tour at Bornemann in Obernkirchen. We recommend participating in this tour to round off your practical knowledge of Multiphase Boosting at the premises of the global market leader. Participation is already included in your participation fee.

Conference Key-Notes

Multiphase Pump Technology- General Technological Aspects
Wim Hardefeld
Shell Global Solutions International BV, The Netherlands

Multiphase Flow - General, Energy Issues, Zero Flaring
Alex Hunt
BG Group, United Kingdom

Multiphase Pumps - Specific Challenges/Applications
Dr. Elisio Caetano
Petrobras, Brazil

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Wednesday, April 16


Aerospace and Formula 1 are intensive in research and development, and have served our daily life with many outstanding achievements. This is also reflected in the research and development efforts covering Multiphase Boosting: As subsea applications call for a variety of high integrity components and sub-systems to achieve the required availability, these may also be used to improve the total cost of ownership in topsides and onshore applications. This session covers latest technology impacts resulting from e.g. generic modelling, wear, strength and stress analysis, and sets out the advantage of condition monitoring. Did you further know that Multiphase Pumps can be used as a tool for reservoir engineers?

The Research & Development Path of the Multiphase Pump Technology - Specific Considerations
Gerhard Rohlfing, Joh. Heinr. Bornemann GmbH, Germany
Vice President and Chief Technology Officer with Bornemann Pumps
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The Environment for Subsea Installations
Dr. Gerd Schriever, BIOLAB, Research Institute, Germany
Director of BIOLAB
Twin Screw Multiphase Pumps as a Tool for Reservoir Engineering
Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Dominik, Institute of Applied Geosciences, University of Berlin, Germany
High Differential Pressure Boosting Using Twin Screw Multiphase Pumps in Series
Dr. Hisham Saadawi, Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations (ADCO), United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates
Multiphase Boosting Systems - An R&D Project Overview
Axel Jäschke, Joh. Heinr. Bornemann GmbH, Germany


Thursday, April 17


Multiphase Boosting has evolved to be a recognized practise in today's oil & gas operations. Installations can be found onshore topsides and subsea, covering a wide variety of performance envelopes in regard to pump capacity and differential pressure required. This session will cover application and operating experience gained by international operators in heavy and light oil as well as wet gas compression. Annulus vapor recovery, high fluid temperature and differential pressure, and subsea installations are specific issues, to just name a few.

Heavy Crude Oil Multiphase Applications in Venezuela
Annulus Vapor Recovery in Canadian Heavy Oil Applications
Canadian National Resources Ltd., Canada
Modelling Twin-Screw Multiphase Pumps - A Realistic Approach to Determine the Entire Performance Behaviour
Prof. D. Mewes, Institute of Process Engineering,
University of Hannover, Germany
Corrosive, Erosive and Abrasive Wear in Twin-Screw Multiphase Pumps
Dr. Oliver Klein , Institute for Failure Analysis and Failure Prevention
Parametrical Analysis and Design Optimisation of Key Twin-Screw Multiphase Pump Components
Jan Camphausen, Research Group for Off-Road Machines
Condition Monitoring as a Tool to increase Availability of Multiphase Pumps
Mark Reichwage , Joh. Heinr. Bornemann GmbH, Germany
Head of Systems Engineering
Increasing Pipeline Capacity by Using Multiphase Pumps
V. Panneer Selvam, Cairn Energy India Ltd, India
Mittelplate - Boosting Offshore to Shore
RWE-Dea AG, Germany
World Records in Water Depth and Tie-Back Distance - The BP King Project
Cathal Kelly, BP Americas Inc., United States
Subsea Technology Delivery Manager
Multiphase Boosting - A Global Perspective
Joe Anderson, Chevron Texaco


Friday, April 18

Plant Tour and Demonstrations

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