Compositional modeling of two-phase (gas/water) flow in gathering and transmission pipeline systems

Jose Zaghloul, M. A. Adewumi, M. T. Ityokumbul

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Abstract

A fully-compositional tool for modeling systems exhibiting two-phase (gas-water) flow is presented. The tool couples complex hydrodynamic and thermodynamic models to describe the behavior of fluids flowing in a pipe. The model is capable of predicting water condensation in the pipe, estimating pressure/temperature profiles, and handling different flow patterns and their transitions. The model also has the capacity of estimating the concentration of hydrocarbons, CO2, H2S, methanol, and other substances dissolved in the aqueous phase. Hydrate formation is related to the presence of methane, ethane, propane, butanes and nitrogen in a gas stream, while acid is expected to form when significant amounts of CO2 or H2S are present in the aqueous phase. The model provides production engineers with an excellent tool for evaluating the potential formation of hydrates and/or acids in piping systems. The tool will give production engineers detail that will help designing, operating, and maintaining such systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSociety of Petroleum Engineers Eastern Regional Meeting 2007
Subtitle of host publicationUnbridling Energy's Future
Pages103-108
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
EventSociety of Petroleum Engineers Eastern Regional Meeting 2007: Unbridling Energy's Future - Lexington, KY, United States
Duration: Oct 17 2007Oct 18 2007

Publication series

NameSPE Eastern Regional Meeting

Other

OtherSociety of Petroleum Engineers Eastern Regional Meeting 2007: Unbridling Energy's Future
CountryUnited States
CityLexington, KY
Period10/17/0710/18/07

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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