Multiphase Flows (for Oil and Gas Production)

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Multiphase Flows Training

Course overview

To introduce a systematic approach to the design of multiphase transportation systems and the interaction between the upstream reservoir and the downstream processing plant.

Course Objectives

On successful completion of the module the delegate will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a thorough analytical understanding of multiphase flows.
  • Have a comprehensive knowledge of software tools and critical awareness of their limitations.
  • Competently design multiphase transportation pipelines for oil/gas and gas/condensate duties under steady state and transient operating conditions.
  • Interface with other oil/gas or related industry disciplines in a design or operating environment.

Course Topics

  • Multiphase Flow Fundamentals: Introduction to multiphase flow principles, flow regimes, pressure/ temperature prediction and pipeline sizing.
  • Phase Behaviour and Physical Properties: Black oil and compositional phase behaviour and PVT prediction software.
  • Steady State Multiphase flow: Introduction to steady state multiphase flow design software tools for reservoirs, wells, flowlines and risers, network and nodal analysis. Oil/gas and gas/condensate pipeline design. Design for slugging flows. Solids transportation. Design for heavy oil transport.
  • Design of Offshore and Onshore Pipelines: Pipeline sizing, installation, thermal insulation and corrosion protection.
  • Subsea Production Systems: Subsea production system architecture, trees, manifolds, pigging, metering, separation and boosting systems.
  • Transient Multiphase Flow design: Transient design software. Pipeline inventory management and slug catcher sizing. Integration with process plant operations. Transient thermal analysis, warm-up, cooldown, pipeline depressurisation and displacement.

Who Should Attend?

The course will be of particular interest to engineers in oil and gas exploration, production and operating companies, consultants, contractors, service providers and equipment suppliers involve in design and operation. Researchers who need to understand the background and application of their research. Managers who wants to understand the technical issues to aid decision making.

Course Delivery 

The course will consist of lectures supported by videos, case studies as well as software demonstrations and laboratory sessions.

Duration: 5 Days

Cost: £1700 + VAT

Multiphase Flows Training Inverness, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dunfermline and other sites throughout the UK including onsite closed company courses are available.

Multiphase Flows Training Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, India, Ghana and Nigeria is also available.


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