Fluid Flow Projects: Two-Phase Flow in Pipes

October 19-30, 2020 | 2 week ONLINE Program | Monday-Friday | 2 Hours per day | Virtual Tour of Campus Research Facilities included

Learn and Apply Leading University of Tulsa Fluid Flow Project Research

This short course is your opportunity to learn from leading University of Tulsa researchers and experts. The completed and current research projects covering the latest techniques for designing multiphase flow systems conducted at the Tulsa University Fluid Flow Project (TUFFP) will be explored in this course.

TU-CESE showcases the TUFFP Research through this annual one-week professional development short course; bringing awareness of this research to industry which drives sustainable, environmental and applied practices and knowledge.

Multiphase flow of oil-gas-water is inevitable and presents unique challenges in operation for any production and transportation system, including horizontal wells drilled into unconventional plays. Off-shore activity for the petroleum industry emphasizes subsea completions with full wellstream flow in much longer flowlines than in other areas.

Therefore, an improved understanding of multiphase flow in wells, flowlines, and risers is of vital importance to engineers and industry professionals.

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

What is TUFFP? The Tulsa University Fluid Flow Projects (TUFFP) is a cooperative industry-university research group currently pursuing several projects simultaneously studying the effects of size and pressure upscaling and liquid viscosity on multiphase flow behavior utilizing state of the art facilities and instrumentation. 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. The information/research outcomes will be shared with those attending the 2020 ONLINE course. Summaries of the current TUFFP projects are provided at www.tuffp.utulsa.edu.

Participant Comments (from previous F2F short courses):

“Essential for facilities and production engineers to understand flow in both vertical well bores and in horizontal pipelines.” (Infrastructure Facilities Engineer, WPX ENERGY)
“Great insight into multiphase flow & its application. Probably the only course in the world that has oil & gas wells too.” (Tech Advisor Drilling, SAUDI ARAMCO)
“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)
“Highly recommend for petroleum engineers.” (Technology Researcher, YPFTECHNOLOGIA)
“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)

Upcoming ONLINE Short Course

October 19-30, 2020 | 2 hours/day | Monday-Friday each week

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Cem Sarica, PhD
Director of Tulsa University Fluid Flow Projects (TUFFP), F.H. “Mick” Merrelli/Cimarex Energy Professor of Petroleum Engineering, Director of Tulsa University TUHWALP & TUPDP
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Eduardo Pereyra, PhD
Associate Professor of Petroleum Engineering, College of Engineering & Natural Sciences, Petroleum Engineering, The University of Tulsa
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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

  • Information-Packed Lectures and Real-World Problem-Solving
  • Theory and Application
  • Problem-solving sessions are dispersed throughout the course to enhance the understanding of variables unique to two-phase flow.
  • The course offers plenty of opportunities to virtually network with course faculty and the other participants, so bring your questions, experiences, and be prepared to learn.
  • Computer algorithms are presented so that you will be able to develop your own programs upon completion of the course.
  • You will receive excerpts from the SPE monograph on “Multiphase Flow in Wells” and an extensive workshop manual.
  • Electronic copies of all course handouts, power points, exercises, etc. will be sent to each participant to use throughout the short course
  • Virtual tour of TU’s North Campus Multiphase Flow and Flow Assurance Experimental Test Facilities

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.

Short Course ONLINE Format:

Zoom and/or Microsoft Teams


October 19-30, 2020 | Monday-Friday each week
Session Times: 7:30am-9:00am (Central)

Course Fees:

TUFFP/TUPDP Member Company Rates:
BEST DEAL DISCOUNT: $2,495.00/person TUFFP/TUPDP Member Deadline: September 28, 2020
COURSE FEE (after Sept. 28, 2020): $2,995.00/person TUFFP/TUPDP Member

Non-Member Company Rates:
BEST DEAL DISCOUNT: $2,895.00/person Non-Member DEADLINE: September 18, 2020
COURSE FEE (after Sept. 18, 2020): $3,495.00/person Non-Member