Workshop I - Flow Issues Up- and Downstream of Multiphase Pumps

Thursday, 25. Mar 2010

Multiphase flow in pipelines has been investigated since decades already. However, still available models and computer simulation programs bear certain risks for day-to-day operations, and there is a great chance to do things wrong. This is not only true for upstream, but also downstream scenarios of multiphase pumps.

While pipeline separation effects are responsible for gas slugs of uncertain duration at pump inlet, downstream issues may even result in a no flow scenario!

An introductory presentation about the issues and challenges envisaged will be given by Ivar Brandt, SPT Group in Norway, who serve the industry with the well-known OLGA simulation program.