Method sizes multiphase-flow gathering lines

07/26/1999
A methodology developed for sizing multiphase-production gathering lines was applied by Texaco Inc. in the Aneth oil field to determine flow line sizes for its CO2 flood operation.The Aneth example shows the potential advantages that multiphase-flow gathering lines offer to field operations and project cost savings. But if the lines are not appropriately sized, a multiphase-flow system can be a detriment for operations.Large-scale dual liquid and gas gathering systems have historically been avoided because of uncertainties and problems inherent in the character of multiphase-flow lines. However, if designed properly, a multiphase-flow system may improve field operations and field economic...
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