TECHNOLOGY Simulator predicts transient flow for Malaysian subsea pipeline

Anis A. Inayat-Hussain, Mohd Sapihie Ayob, Ahmad Bazlee Mat ZainPetronas Research & Scientific Services Sdn. Bhd. Kuala Lumpur In a step towards acquiring in-house capability in multiphase flow technology, Petronas Research & Scientific Services Sdn. Bhd., Kuala Lumpur, has developed two-phase flow simulation software for analyzing slow gas-condensate transient flow. Unlike its general-purpose contemporaries-TACITE,1 OLGA,2 Traflow (OGJ, Jan. 3, 1994, p. 42; OGJ, Jan. 10, 1994, p. 52), and PLAC (AEA Technology, U.K.)-ABASs is a dedicated software for slow transient flows generated during pigging operations in the Duyong network, offshore Malaysia. This network links the Duyong and Be...

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