Fluid Flow Projects: Two-Phase Flow in Pipes

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.

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.

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 in this short course.

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 May 2018 course.

Summaries of the current TUFFP projects are provided at www.tuffp.utulsa.edu.

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 2018 Fluid Flow Projects ‘Two-Phase Flow in Pipes’ brochure

Upcoming Short Course

May 7-11, 2018 – 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

Date, Time & Location

May 7-11, 2018 * Tulsa, Oklahoma

Course will be held at The University of Tulsa’s Henneke Bldg., 1204 S. Harvard.

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday
8:30 a.m.- Noon Friday

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.

Need a Hotel Room?

A block of sleeping rooms has been reserved at the Doubletree Hotel at Warren Place, 6110 S. Yale in Tulsa. After registering for the course, you will receive information on the rate and how to make your reservations at the hotel.

Shuttle Service

A University of Tulsa Shuttle will provide daily transportation to and from the Doubletree Hotel and the Henneke Bldg.