Overcoming High Pipeline Backpressure Caused by Hilly Terrain in Southern Italy

During the last three years several multiphase boosting installations have been realized in ENI Val D’Agri field in Southern Italy, by the contracting company Italfluid Geoenergy Srl.

Experience was gathered from the first test with one medium size multiphase pump, installed at a single well, to an application with a very large one that gathers flow from different wells.

This presentation will highlight the increased oil recovery and the general flow stabilization inside the flow lines, despite the complex topography of the area.