Project details

Oil flow simulation

Published by: Engineering services

Status: READY FOR PUBLISHING

Category: MODELLING INTELLIGENCE

Application domain: Energy

Budget (EUR): FROM 15000 TO 30000

Project description

A mixture of hydrocarbons flowing in a pipeline usually gives rise to very complex phenomena because liquid and gas coexist over very long range and under highly varying temperature and pressure conditions. The challenging case of the « severe slugging » is the paramount of a violent chaotic problem.

Project goal

The transport of hydrocarbons from the well site to the separation facility can be modeled by a system of hyperbolic PDEs whose unknowns are the density, speed of the different components of the fluid mixture, as a function of time and position in the pipeline.
We request numerical simulations that are robust, accurate and fast in order to pilot the installations.