13th International Conference on
Multiphase Production Technology '07
Edinburgh, UK: 13 - 15 June 2007

Edinburgh Night by Edinburgh Brand

Papers presented at this Conference, as outlined in the contents below, are available in a bound volume of proceedings from Mrs Marian Rolfe at BHR Group Limited.

CONTENTS

FLOWS
Gas/liquid flow in a large riser: effect of upstream configurations
N K Omebere-Iyari, B J Azzopardi, The University of Nottingham, UK

LedaFlow 1D: Simulation results with multiphase gas/condensate and oil/gas field data
A Goldszal, J I Monsen, Total E&P NORGE AS, Norway; T J Danielson, K M Bansal, ConocoPhillips Company, USA; Z L Yang, S T Johansen, G Depay, SINTEF, Norway

Liquid accumulation in gas-condensate pipelines - an experimental study
M Langsholt, Institute for Energy Technology (IFE), Norway; H Holm, Norsk Hydro ASA, Norway

Design and development of the Ormen Lange flow assurance simulator
A Aarvik, Norsk Hydro ASA, Norway; I Olsen, Aker Kvaerner Engineering & Technology, Norway; K Vannes, FMC Technology, Norway; K Havre, Scandpower Petroleum Technology, Norway; E Krogh, Prediktor, Norway

On the prediction of the transition from stratified flow to roll waves and slug flow in horizontal pipes
U Kadri, R F Mudde, R V A Oliemans, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Experiments on start-up of an oil-water core annular flow through a horizontal or nearly horizontal pipe
P Poesio, D Strazza, Università di Brescia, Italy

PUMPS
Investigation of the fluid dynamic and thermodynamic behaviour of multiphase screw pumps handling liquid/gas mixtures with very high gas volume fractions
K Räbiger, Leistritz AG, Germany and University of Glamorgan, UK; T M A Maksoud, J Ward, University of Glamorgan, UK; G Hausmann, University of Applied Sciences, Nuremberg, Germany

The next generation of progressive cavity multiphase pumps use a novel design concept for superior performance and wet gas compression
K Mirza, Seepex, Inc., USA

A new basic physical principle for twin-screw pumps in multiphase service
G Rohlfing, D Müller-Link, J U Brandt, Joh. Heinr. Bornemann GmbH, Germany

Comparison of the Biberg analytical depth-integrated two-phase stratified flow model with CFD simulations
K Holmås, D Biberg, Institute for Energy Technology (IFE), Norway

Hydrate transport in gas-dominant flows
E Duret, V Henriot, Institut Français du Pétrole, France; G Sanchez, M Rivero, CSIRO Petroleum Resources, Australia

SLUGS
Measurement and prediction of slug characteristics in three-phase flows
R I Issa, S Barbeau, C P Hale, U Odozi, G F Hewitt, S M Richardson, Imperial College London, UK; W L Wong, BP Exploration, UK

Slug generation and suppression in pipelines
P Andreussi, University of Pisa, Italy; A Vignali, E Dellarole, TEA Sistemi SpA, Italy; S Celestino, D Azzarone, ENI E&P, Italy

Tools for gas-condensate liquid management
G Flaten, B H Pettersen, Statoil ASA, Norway; P Borg, T Sira, K Jevanord, Institute for Energy Technology (IFE), Norway

Experimental investigation of two-phase flow behaviour at the top elbow of a hill configuration in a hilly-terrain pipeline
E Al-safran, Kuwait University, Kuwait; C Sarica, University of Tulsa, USA

Liquid hold-up in high pressure, low temperature, gas-condensate flow with low liquid loading including hydrate inhibitor
H Kvandal, H Holm, A Valle, Hydro ASA, Norway

Implementation of a slug control system for subsea wells in an integrated operation environment
G Skofteland, J-M Godhavn, T Kulset, Statoil ASA, Norway

PIV and gamma measurements of stratified unprocessed gas flow in a horizontal and near horizontal test pipe
S Vestøl, M Melaaen, Telemark University College and Tel-Tek, Norway

INTERACTIONS
Three-phase gas lift in the laboratory: air bubble injection into oil-water vertical pipe flow
M N Descamps, R V A Oliemans, R F Mudde, G Ooms, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Oil line restart by gas injection under hydrate formation conditions
V Pauchard, S Decarre, G Mogenier, Institut Français du Pétrole, France; J L Peytavy, Total, France

METERING
Non-invasive and non-intrusive ultrasonic techniques with slug closure model for two-phase gas/liquid flowrate measurements
S Al-lababidi, M L Sanderson, Cranfield University, UK

Application of a wet gas meter to detect extremely low liquid volume fractions
P Andreussi, University of Pisa, Italy; P Ciandri, TEA Sistemi SpA, Italy; S Boschi, ENI E&P, Italy; G Tagliaferro, M Bava, STOGIT SpA, Italy

Gamma radiation methods for cost-effective multiphase flow metering
S Blaney, H Yeung, Cranfield University, UK

SOLIDS
Simulation of sand transport in a stratified gas-liquid two-phase pipeflow
Z L Yang, Y Ladam, H Laux, SINTEF, Norway; T Danielson, ConocoPhillips, USA; A Goldszal, TOTAL, Norway; A L Martins, PETROBRAS, Brazil

Gas hydrate slurry flow in a black oil. Prediction of gas hydrate particles agglomeration and linear presssure drop
V Pauchard, M Darbouret, T Palermo, Institut Français du Pétrole, France; J L Peytavy, TOTAL, France

FIELD APPLICATION
A coupled dynamic reservoir and pipeline model - development and initial experience
J Sagen, T Sira, A Ek, Institute for Energy Technology, Norway; S Selberg, M Chaib, H Eidsmoen, Scandpower Petroleum Technology, Norway

Analysis of two-phase fluid flow through fully eccentric horizontal annuli
C Omurlu Metin, M Evren Ozbayoglu, Middle East Technical University, Turkey

Use of analysis methods to achieve improved thermal performance of subsea equipment
M Weider, R Moe, M Stinessen, FMC Technologies, Norway

FIELD VALIDATION
Alba field three phase separator performance
M-A Abia-Biteo Belope, R B Thorpe, University of Surrey, UK, in collaboration with Marathon Oil EG Production

Dynamic sub-sea deep-water production system modelling: Resolving model conflicts and increasing execution speeds
J D Friedemann, H Gruehagen, Vetco Gray Scandinavia a.s., Norway; M Brostrøm, M Hammer, Kongsberg Maritime - Process Simulation, Norway; D Costa, D Larrey, V K Vu, Total, France

Understanding flow stability on the Na Kika deepwater flowline system
T J Lockett, G Chupin, D Vanstone, T S Ng, Scandpower Petroleum Technology Ltd, UK; F Saidi, M A Groseth, BP Gulf of Mexico,
USA; D Mackay, BP EPTG, UK

BHR Group Company Profile
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