Viscous liquid-gas flow in horizontal pipelines: Experiments and multiphase flow simulator assessment

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Authors

  • A. Archibong-Eso
  • W. Van
  • Y. Baba
  • S. Kanshio
  • H. Yeung

External organisations

  • Cranfield University
  • KW Subsea Limited (Part of Petrofac Group)

Abstract

Viscous liquid-gas two-phase flow experiments with liquid viscosity ranging from 1000 - 5000 cP (1.0 - 5.0 Pa.s) and air as the gas phase were compared with the point model simulations obtained from OLGA, a multiphase flow simulator. Flow patterns, pressure gradient, mean liquid holdup and slug frequency were obtained through experimental observations and measurements using high speed video camcorders, differential pressure transducers and Electrical Capacitance Tomography (ECT). Results show that OLGA gave a good prediction of the measured pressure gradient however with decreasing capabilities as liquid viscosity increased. OLGA point model over predicted the slug flow pattern and under predicted the liquid holdup in this study.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBHR Group - 17th International Conference on Multiphase Technology 2015
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event17th International Conference on Multiphase Technology 2015 - Cannes, France
Duration: 10 Jun 201512 Jun 2015

Publication series

NameBHR Group - 17th International Conference on Multiphase Technology 2015

Conference

Conference17th International Conference on Multiphase Technology 2015
CountryFrance
CityCannes
Period10/06/1512/06/15