11th International Conference
Extending the Boundaries of Flow Assurance

San Remo, Italy: 11-13 June 2003

Papers presented at this conference as outlined in the list of contents below are available in a bound volume of proceedings from Mrs Marian Rolfe at BHR Group. For further information on future conferences in this series, please see our Events list or contact Mrs Catriona Rolfe, at BHR Group.



Multiphase technology - past, present and future. The world according to Brill
Jim Brill, TUFFP, The University of Tulsa, USA


A simplified analysis of well blow-outs
P Andreussi, University of Pisa, Italy; M Bonuccelli, G Morale, TEA Group, Italy; P Blotto ENI E&P, Italy

CFD modelling of horizontal two-phase flow in annuli
A M Campbell, M B Oyeneyin, R A Noble, The Robert Gordon University, Scotland

Influence of fluid properties on multiphase flow prediction
T J Danielson, ConocoPhillips Inc, USA

Restart model for gelled multiphase pipelines
J Nossen, O Sendstad, E Holm, Institute for Energy Technology, Norway; H P Rønningsen, Statoil, Norway

A simplified transient model to predict flow behaviour of 'self-lifting' a severe slugging attenuation technique, in pipeline-riser systems
J Ø Tengesdal, The Pennsylvania State University, USA; C Sarica, The University of Tulsa, USA

An inexpensive ANN methodology for fast identification of flow regimes in a variety of pipeline configurations
G Goudinakis, L Hanich, C Thompson, H Yeung,Cranfield University; S Dickson, Hewlett Packard Labs., UK

Neural network approach for multiphase hydrodynamic simulation
I Rey-Fabret, J P Deflandre, V Henriot, Institut Français du Pétrole,France; F Badran, S Thiria, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France

A low-dimensional dynamic model of severe slugging for control design and analysis
E Storkaas, S Skogestad, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway; J-M Godhavn, Statoil, Norway

A new multi-dimensional thermal model for transient simulation in deep offshore conditions
L Endresen, N Hoyer, Z G Xu, A Bachelet, Scandpower Petroleum Technology, Norway; G Pringuay, Technip-Coflexip, Norway; P Duchet-Suchaux, TotalFinaElf, France; W Vandersippe, TotalFinaElf, Norway

Downward two phase gas-liquid flow modelling
S Teychené, S Décarre, V Henriot, Institut Français du Pétrole, France; A Liné, Laboratoire d'Ingénierie des Procédés de l'Environment, DGPI, INSA, France

Comparison of steady state results from five different thermohydraulic simulators using strictly identical input data
A Aarvik, Norsk Hydro, Norway

Transient two phase flow model
O J Nydal, P Klebert, T Wangensteen, O Kristiansen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway


Gas hydrate behaviour under the influence of low dosage hydrate inhibitors (LDHIs)
A Vebenstad, R Larsen, A Lund, Sintef, Norway

Hydrate transportability in multiphase flow
Y Peysson, Ph Maurel, R Vilagines, Institut Français du Pétrole, France

Shut-down/restart pilot loop tests with an asphaltenic crude oil under hydrate formation conditions
T Palermo, P Maurel, Institut Français du Pétrole, France; R Carmago, Petrobras, Brazile; J L Peytavy, TotalFinaElf, France

Avoiding gas hydrate problems in deepwater operations
S R Ren, A B Biderkab, M Arjmandi, J Yang, B Tohidi, Heriot-Watt University, UK

Results of field trials of a three phase rotary separator
G Ross, Multiphase Power and Processing Technologies LLC, USA; M Heatherly, Marathon Oil Company, USA

Flow maps development for wax deposition monitoring
M Bonuccelli, V Faluomi, TEA Group, Italy; C Carniani, ENI-AGIP, Italy

Effect of flow regime, temperature gradient and shear stripping in single-phase paraffin deposition
O C Hernandez, Technip-Coflexip, USA; C Sarica, J P Brill, M Volk, E Delle-Case, University of Tulsa, USA; J Creek, ChevronTexaco, USA


Slug lengths and slug growth in inclined pipe with a shear thinning liquid
J Berjouan, TotalFina Elf, Norway, S Nuland, IFE, Norway

Cold flow - a practical solution
R Larsen, A Lund, Sintef, Norway; C B Argo, BP Exploration, UK

High pressure recombined gas-condensate-water flow at inclined conditions
G Elseth, H Holm, H Kvandal, S Munaweera, Norsk Hydro, Norway; P Duchet-Suchaux, G Coffe TotalFinaElf, France; W. Vandersippe, TotalFinaElf, Norway

Three phase flows in an s-shaped riser - some preliminary results
H Yeung, E Tchambeck, Cranfield University, UK

Multiphase drag reduction in horizontal flows
R Fernandes, Shell International E&P BV, The Netherlands

Pressure drop in upward vertical core-annular-flow: modelling and experimental investigation
O M Hernandez Rodriguez, A C Bannwart, State University of Campinas, Brazil; C de Carvalho, Petrobras, Brazil

An experimental study of air/oil/water pipe flow at low liquid loading
G Chupin, O Nydal, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Studies of three phase oil-water-gas flow in pipelines
M Bonizzi, R I Issa, G F Hewitt, A Mendes-Tatsis, O Odozi, Imperial College, UK


Water detection for gas-condensate fields
T Løland, S Klemp, Statoil, Norway, E Nyfors, Ø Bø, Roxar Flow Measurement, Norway

Visualisation of asymmetric solids distribution in horizontal swirling flows using electrical resistance tomography
M Wang, R A Williams, University of Leeds, UK; T F Jones, University of Nottingham, UK

Transients in stratified/slug flow - observations using electrical capacitance tomography
G Baker, B J Azzopardi, W W Clarke, University of Nottingham, UK, T Dyakowski, UMIST, UK


Flow assurance comparison of two long distance gas tiebacks: canyon express and scarab/saffron S Cochran, R Gudimetla, T Choate, A Harun, INTEC Engineering, USA; S Nelson, TotalFinaElf, France; B Wallace, Marathon Oil, USA

Development and application of a frozen soil model for pipeline simulation in near-Arctic and Arctic regions
H Eidsmoen, Scanpower Petroleum Technology, USA; B Vallaster, Intec Engineering, USA; S Wong, ExxonMobil Development Company, USA

A successful wax deposition evaluation and mitigation program in a deep-water environment in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM)
S J Allenson, M A Araya, Ondeo Nalco Energy Services, USA


Longer distances - flow assurance through multiphase boosting
D Müller-Link, G Rohlfing, A Jäschke, G Schröder, Joh. Heinr. Bornemann GmBH, Germany

Suppression of slugs in multiphase flow lines by active use of topside choke - field experience and experimental results
G Skofteland, J-M Godhavn, Statoil R&D, Norway

Experimental investigation on water-in-crude oil emulsion formation through a model choke-valve: droplet break-up and phase inversion
H Malot, C Noik, C Dalmazzone, Institut Français du Pétrole, France

Experimental study of inclined oil/water flow with separation
S Håheim, I Balk, R Killie, ABB Offshore Systems, Norway


Large capacity subsea multiphase pumps enhance capabilities to tie back remote satellite fields in deep water areas
G Moins, Technip-Coflexip, France; J de Salis, Sulzer Pompes, France; J Falcimaigne, Institut Français du Pétrole, France; Ange L, Seal Engineering, France

Characterization of gas-water flow using electrical resistance imaging
M Wang, Y Ma, R A Williams, University of Leeds, UK; Y Wu, D Li, H Li, Z Zheng, Chinese
Academy of Sciences, P.R. China

Comparison of the flowfield prediction within an axial hydrocyclone for oil/water separation using two commercial CFD codes
S Murphy, Ž Olujic, PJ Jansens, M J B M Pourquié, R Delfos, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Simulating the behaviour of an s-shaped riser
H Yeung, E Tchambak, Cranfield University, UK; J Montgomery, BP, UK

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