Multiphase Modelling of Pipe-Flow in Oil and Gas Production




Greater Copenhagen area

For the modelling of surface processes such as corrosion and scaling in the oil and gas industry, the nature of the multiphase pipe-flow plays an important role. In oil wells, the fluid consists of a combination of water, oil and gas.

To model scale and corrosion, it is necessary to estimate the area of wall in contact with the water, which is a parameter known as water-wetting. Previous studies have shown challenges with both the Euler-Euler approach and the Volume-of-Fluid, suggesting that better modelling with Euler-Euler would likely yield the best results.

The project involve:

  • Modelling of Oil and Water Pipe-Flow with the Euler-Euler Two-Fluid Model
  • Testing various Drag and lift Models
  • Implementing Droplet Size Distribution Models
  • Validating against Experimental Work from Literature
  • Quantifying Water-Wetting Using Dimensional Analysis
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