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Multiphase Flow Conditioning: Industry Gaps

Recorded On: 11/19/2015

Multi-phase flow conditioning typically exists at the intersection of pipeline flow assurance and first processing stage and addresses a multitude of issues often neglected by Flow Assurance & Process Subject Matter Experts. There are major incentives to reduce footprint or weight during the design of production facilities. The reduced footprint and weight goal many times leads to improper selection of piping components that may deter the performance of processing facilities. By properly selecting piping components and configurations, it is possible to condition multi-phase flow to avoid major separation issues. Research efforts are required to close the gaps in multi-phase flow modeling to design better production facilities.

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Carlos Avila

Senior Facilities Engineer for Advanced Production Systems, Chevron

Activities include research on Multiphase Flow and provide technical support for production operations and development within Chevron. Research and projects in the areas of Flow Assurance, Multiphase Flow Conditioning and Compact Separation. Program manager for Chevron's Multiphase Flow Conditioning strategic research program. Leading research conducted at universities and research institutes on multiphase flow. Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering (2006), University of Tulsa. M.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering (2003), University of Tulsa. B.Sc. Chemical Engineering. (1999). Universidad de Los Andes, Venezuela.

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Web Event
11/19/2015 at 1:00 PM (EST)   |  60 minutes
11/19/2015 at 1:00 PM (EST)   |  60 minutes Scheduled for 60 minutes.
CEU Credit
0.10 CEU credits  |  Certificate available
0.10 CEU credits  |  Certificate available CEU Credit