Flow Assurance

About the course

Flow assurance is about ensuring that fluid flows as intended in a pipe or a well. It relies heavily on well-established sciences like fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, discrete mathematics, automation, and computer science. However, even though the sciences are well established, flow assurance is developing very rapidly, and keeping updated on all the latest developments can be a huge challenge. Advanced flow assurance technology often leads to very significant cost savings, sometimes even making the building of permanent topside platforms redundant for new offshore development projects by sending unprocessed multiphase flow directly to shore. 
Commercially available simulation software tools have played a crucial role in the development of the field of flow assurance. Using these simulation tools to the best effect requires engineers with an understanding of what goes on “under the hood”. 
This workshop will examine not only the key concepts and theories of flow assurance, but also compare the various simulation tools closely and through various examples, help participants understand the best way to apply these tools into their flow assurance practices. The course facilitator has recently published two updated books on flow assurance, and a digital version of these books will be given to the participants. 
Some of the subjects discussed in the workshop will be drawn from the books, while others will be designed based on exercises and input from the participants.

Classroom

3-day course

English

Course Objective

“Have a clearer understanding of effective flow assurance concepts and strategies, and gain awareness of the latest developments and technological breakthroughs in flow assurance”

Program & Details

Results

  • Simulation of pipe flow
  • Flow categorization 
  • Slugging and slug control
  • Learn about other commercial tools
  • Theory behind flow calculations

Intended for

  • Expect to leave this three-day seminar with a clearer understanding of effective flow assurance concepts and strategies, and gain awareness of the latest developments and technological breakthroughs in flow assurance. Challenges arising from deeper offshore oil field developments, longer tieback and their effect on pipe flow will also be addressed.

Prerequisites and level

  • Basic background in fluid mechanics.

  • Not sure? Please contact us.

Selected course format

Classroom

Price on request
  • Face-to-face with instructors
  • On-site or in Rijswijk
  • Printed course materials
  • Lunch included
  • For teams

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