Flow Assurance Training 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.

Do you like to read more about this training course? Please download the brochure:

 

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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:

Basic background in fluid mechanics

The lecturer:

 

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Dr. Ove Bratland

M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering

PhD Engineering, Hydraulic Sub-sea Control Systems

Lecturer, Consultant Ove Bratland Consultancy

Author of:

  • Pipeline Flow 1 – Single-Phase Flow Assurance
  • Pipeline Flow 2 – Multi-Phase Flow Assurance

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Dates, Locations & Registration

 

DateLocationTimeLanguagePrice*
16-18 May (3 days)Houston, TX9h-17hEnglish€2200,-Register

 

This training course is given at the following locations:

  • Paris
  • Dubai
  • Houston

Please contact us to register or to inquire more information on this course.

Don’t see the class you need?

Training courses at the site of the client is possible on request. An additional fee may apply. Please contact us for more information.

Dates & Registration

 

DateLocationTimePrice*
16-18 May (3 days)Houston, TX9h-17h€2200,-
*) Prices are per person, excluding VAT. The costs include training material, lunch and refreshments during the training course.

 

This training course is given at the following locations:

  • Paris
  • Dubai
  • Houston

Please contact us to register or to inquire more information on this course.

Don’t see the class you need?

Training courses at the site of the client is possible on request. An additional fee may apply. Please contact us for more information.

Day 1

 

  • Main phenomena in pipe flow
  • A closer look at pipe friction
  • Simulation of subsea pipelines
  • Case based on one of the world’s longest subsea gas export pipelines: The Zeepipe from Kollsnes, Norway

Day 2

 

  • Methods of categorizing flow
  • Different flow regimes in 2, 3 and 4 phase flow
  • Different sorts of deposits, including hydrates, wax, asphaltene, scales, and particles
  • Best Practices, Pitfalls and Key concepts in managing Corrosion and Erosion
  • Commercially available flow assurance tools
  • Slugging and slug control
  • Simulation examples: Slugging and LNG examples

Day 3

 

  • More on the theory behind flow calculations
  • Ongoing developments and future possibilities
  • How to check multiphase flow results
  • Heat insulation
  • Simulation tools
  • Discussion and possible solutions to the flow assurance challenges faced by participants