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Title: Taming slug flow in pipelines
Category: Technical papers from Pipes & Pipelines International
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Catalog No.: 790
Date of Publication: April 2001
Price: $25.00 US
Authors: Kjetil Havre, Karl Ole Stornes and Henrik Stray
Abstract: The development of slugs of liquid in multiphase pipelines is a major, and expensive, headache for oil producers. For example, in the Hod-Valhall field operated by BP in the North Sea, problems caused by a drop in oil production have led to terrain-induced slug flow in the pipeline between the wellhead platform and the production platform. The irregular flow results in poor oil/water separation, limits the production capacity, and causes flaring. A prototype feedback control algorithm developed jointly by ABB and BP to remove terrain-induced slug flow in the pipeline has been operating at the site since January, 2000, with interesting results.
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