Fluid Flow Projects: Two-Phase Flow in Pipes

It has been predicted that future offshore activity for the petroleum industry will emphasize subsea completion with full wellstream flow in much longer flowlines. Thus, an improved understanding of multiphase flow in wells, flowlines, and risers is of vital importance. This course gives you that understanding!

Fundamentals of two-phase flow in piping systems encountered in the production and transportation of oil and gas is the course’s focus.

The completed and current research projects conducted at the Tulsa University Fluid Flow Project (TUFFP) permits teaching the latest techniques for designing multiphase flow systems.

What is TUFFP? The Tulsa University Fluid Flow Projects (TUFFP) is a cooperative industry-university research group supported by more
than 18 oil and gas production, service companies and government agencies from 10 countries. The group was formed January 1, 1973, to conduct applied research on fluid flow problems encountered by the member firms. Research is supported by $1,000,000 annual membership fees. Most of the current research projects involve experimental studies of multiphase flow in pipes. Short courses on the design of two-phase flow in piping systems for oil and gas production and transportation are among the services offered by TUFFP to member and nonmember firms.

Participant Comments:

“An excellent short course on problem solving techniques to resolve your multiphase flow issues and understand the limits of the solutions.” (Sr. Process Engineer, Chevron)
“I gained many useful tools and insights about multiphase flow from this course that will be beneficial to me in my job.” (Sr. Project Engineer, Baker Hughes, Inc.)
“This course shows the pros and cons of many different models used in two-phase flow calculations.” (Engineer I, EOG Resources)

Download the Fluid Flow Projects: Two-Phase Flow in Pipes brochure for the 2017 short course.

Upcoming Short Course

May 15-19, 2017 – Tulsa, OK

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Cem Sarica, Eduardo Pereyra

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for

  • System Engineers
  • Process Engineers
  • Operations Engineers
  • Facilities Engineers
  • Reservoir Engineers
  • Production Engineers
  • Petroleum Engineers
  • Flow Assurance Engineers
  • Technical Consultants
  • Anyone who handles multiphase flow systems

During this course, you will learn. . .

  • Principles of Two-Phase Flow
  • PVT Properties
  • Flow in Wells
  • Flow in Pipelines
  • Correlations
  • Flow Through Restrictions
  • Unified Modeling
  • Flow Assurance

Program Highlights

  • An appropriate balance between lectures and problem-solving and between theory and application.
  • Problem-solving sessions are dispersed throughout the course to enhance the understanding of variables unique to two-phase flow.
  • Computer algorithms are presented so that you will be able to develop your own programs upon completion of the course.
  • You will receive the SPE monograph on “Multiphase Flow in Wells” and an extensive workshop manual.
  • A tour of TU’s North Campus Multiphase Flow and Flow Assurance Experimental Test Facilities.
  • A scientific calculator will be provided for hand-on calculations.

Course Pre-Requisites

A familiarity with basic fluid mechanics and fluid properties is necessary. You should also be familiar with hydrocarbon systems vapor-liquid equilibrium and computer programming. No previous experience in two-phase flow is required.

This course is 4.5 days long
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday
8:30 a.m.- Noon Friday