SPE Online Education
Novel Approaches for Solving Flow Assurance Problems
Recorded On: 02/28/2019
When developing new fields, O&G companies may face many challenges regarding production and flow assurance. It is common that further investigation and R&D efforts are required and, as a result of this activity, new models to represent those new problems are developed. A natural way forward after experimental investigation and modeling activities is the implementation of such models in simulators, to ultimately be used for design and troubleshooting. However, commercial tools are generally “black-boxes” and do not provide the necessary customization flexibility to the end user, which prohibits them from testing new models within a reasonable timeframe.
In that light, this presentation will focus on a new framework that enables expert users to implement new models over a base 1D multiphase flow solver through its dedicated plug-in architecture. As an example of this framework, the implementation of hydrate formation, transport and agglomeration models and how other flow assurance problems such corrosion, erosion, wax deposition can be tackled using its current modeling capabilities, will be presented.
Business Development Manager, ESSS
Mr. Girardi has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechatronics Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, both from the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil and Petroleum Engineer Degree at PUC-Rio. Vinicius’ experience spans over 10 years in the use of simulation for engineering applications, ranging from 1D multiphase flow to reservoir modeling. Vinicius has worked at ESSS since 2011 and has fostered partnerships between Oil & Gas companies, Universities, Research institutions and ESSS in order to develop R&D projects related to simulation and new software technologies.
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