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Covers theories and emerging concepts spanning all aspects of engineering for oil and gas exploration and production, including reservoir characterization, multiphase flow, drilling dynamics, well architecture, gas well deliverability, numerical simulation, enhanced oil recovery and more.
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Covers production operations, artificial lift, downhole equipment, formation damage control, multiphase flow, workovers, stimulation, facility design and operations, water treatment, project management, construction methods and equipment, and related PFC systems and emerging technologies.
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Paper presented at the CORROSION 2015, March 15–19, 2015
Paper Number: NACE-2015-6113
... Abstract In the oil and gas industry, multiphase flow environments are frequently encountered during the production and transportation of hydrocarbon products via pipelines. Most oil production wells naturally contain some fraction of water and gases. These fluids often flow concurrently...
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Paper presented at the CORROSION 2015, March 15–19, 2015
Paper Number: NACE-2015-5434
... Abstract Solid particle erosion has been long recognized as a potential problem in oil and gas production systems. Knowledge of the relationship between the gas-liquid flow pattern and the severity of erosion due to produced sand can improve the design of two-phase flow systems. This study...
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Paper presented at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference, November 15–18, 2021
Paper Number: SPE-208101-MS
... to change the flow direction and are of importance as they are used in conjunction with straight pipelines. Most of the available literature data on erosion models and simulations focus on 90° circular elbows with gas-solid flow [ 12 ]. With recent advancements in manufacturing processes, different...
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Paper presented at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference, November 15–18, 2021
Paper Number: SPE-208130-MS
...-driven virtual flow metering (VFM) for continuous multiphase flow measurement, which has been developed and tested in an oil field well pilot in Austria. 12 ESP (Electric Submersible Pump) wells have been modelled and fine-tuned within the pilot. Hardware-based test separators were used to conduct...
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SPE Prod & Oper 36 (04): 946–961.
Paper Number: SPE-205516-PA
Published: 10 November 2021
...Tarek Ganat; Meftah Hrairi; Raoof Gholami; Taha Abouargub; Eghbal Motaei Summary Liquid-liquid phase flow in pipes merits further investigation as a challenging issue that has very rich physics and is faced in everyday applications. It is the main problem challenging the fluid flow mechanism...
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Journal: SPE Journal
SPE J. (2021)
Paper Number: SPE-206743-PA
Published: 25 October 2021
...Luigi Raimondi Summary In this paper, I present numerical results of gas/liquid flows in pipelines obtained from a new simulation code. One difference, with respect to other 1D fluid dynamic commercial simulation products, is the use of a compositional approach to the problem: This is rarely found...
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Journal: SPE Journal
SPE J. 26 (05): 3136–3150.
Paper Number: SPE-200786-PA
Published: 13 October 2021
... to understand steam conformance. Uniform steam-chest development improves the steam/oil ratio in continuous steam injection and accelerates recovery in cyclic steam injection. The conformance of the injected steam can be achieved by flow control devices (FCDs) deployed on either tubing or liner. A new liner...
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Publisher: Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
Paper presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, September 21–23, 2021
Paper Number: SPE-206081-MS
... al. 1996 , Simmons and Hanratty 2001 , Caraghiaur and Anglart 2013 ). Hay et al. (1996) stated that increasing liquid flow rate leads to thicker liquid film, which may affect the droplet atomization mechanism by the Taylor's theory (1940) where droplet size depends on the wave length removed from...
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Publisher: Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
Paper presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, September 21–23, 2021
Paper Number: SPE-206212-MS
... Phase 1: Strategic Proppant Deposition Tests with 15%-20% Intermediate Strength Ceramic Proppant Using a Transverse Fracture Injection Port Phase II: Post Injection / Flow Back Analysis of Ceramic and Frac Sand Proppant Packs Phase III: Applications and Considerations for Various...
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Paper presented at the CORROSION 2014, March 9–13, 2014
Paper Number: NACE-2014-4068
... ABSTRACT Carbon steel pipelines used for transporting oils generally have some water flowing concurrently with the oil phase. The presence of water can lead to internal corrosion problems when free water contacts/wets the pipe wall surface. Therefore, it is pertinent to study how...
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Paper presented at the SPE Nigeria Annual International Conference and Exhibition, August 2–4, 2021
Paper Number: SPE-208410-MS
... Abstract During multiphase flow, there is a variation of the physical distribution of the phases within the conduit leading to different flow regimes and consequently variation in the pressure gradient along with the flow regime, hence flow parameter is of vital importance in the prediction...
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Paper presented at the The 31st International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, June 20–25, 2021
Paper Number: ISOPE-I-21-3225
... angle study is for us to observe the formation of the wake and interferences of the flow over the cylinders. In this paper, the flow that passes a fixed and freely vibrating cylinder are investigated. The focus of the study is more on the characteristics of a riser system with auxiliaries. The riser...
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Paper presented at the The 31st International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, June 20–25, 2021
Paper Number: ISOPE-I-21-3224
... Abstract In this paper, the forced vibration and vortex induced vibration of a cylinder under the combined action of uniform flow and oscillatory flow were numerically simulated by using dynamic grid technology. The effects of the distance between the cylinder and the wall and the number...
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Paper presented at the SPE Thermal Integrity and Design Symposium, January 26–28, 2021
Paper Number: SPE-203865-MS
... ABSTRACT The design of Flow Control Devices (FCDs) requires performance data of an FCD’s internal nozzle under a wide range of flow scenarios. The current study specifically considers the effect of nozzle diameter and wall profile on the induced pressure loss, and subsequently the recovery...
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Paper presented at the Offshore Technology Conference Asia, November 2–6, 2020
Paper Number: OTC-30422-MS
... or divestment i.e. drill new wells, shut non-productive wells or execute well intervention. Historically, production well testing is executed using a single-phase meter after the hydrocarbon is separated in a test separator. Alternatively, physical Multiphase Flow Meter (MPFM) could be used either over a test...
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Paper presented at the The 30th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, October 11–16, 2020
Paper Number: ISOPE-I-20-4197
... ABSTRACT Because of the working environment and movement mode of the submarine, it is necessary to set up a certain number of flow cavities on the submarine's non-pressure and non-water-tight shell to assist the submarine's submersible tank's water intake and drainage, and then realize...
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Paper presented at the SPE Canada Heavy Oil Conference, September 28–October 2, 2020
Paper Number: SPE-199938-MS
... and flow profiling applications. Then, SAGD flow monitoring was investigated in detail. To utilize DAS in SAGD projects, knowing completion designs are necessary. Therefore, various SAGD completion designs and corresponding flow regimes were discussed as well. Finally, four flow loop designs were proposed...
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Journal: SPE Journal
SPE J. 25 (03): 1155–1173.
Paper Number: SPE-199901-PA
Published: 11 June 2020
...Eissa Al-Safran; Mohammad Ghasemi; Feras Al-Ruhaimani Summary High-viscosity liquid two‐phase upward vertical flow in wells and risers presents a new challenge for predicting pressure gradient and liquid holdup due to the poor understanding and prediction of flow pattern. The objective...

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