What You Need to Know About Multiphase Flow for Oil & Gas Operations
September 16, 2020 @ 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm MDT
The fundamentals of multiphase flow modeling are important for understanding flow dynamics downhole, in facilities, and other applications where liquids and gases can potentially flow together. This webinar will guide you through the terminology and concepts used to describe multiphase flows, such as multiphase flow regimes. We will also discuss different analytical models for multiphase flows, their assumptions and applicability. This free webinar will cover:
- The different types of multiphase flow models, what they are based on and how they differ.
- What you need to know about the model you are using and be confident that it is appropriate for your application including an example from an industry project will show how the choice of multiphase flow model can impact the understanding of the flow dynamics for the application
- Different multiphase computational fluid dynamics (CFD) models and where they are applicable
- How CFD can be used with 1D multiphase flow models and experimental data to have a fuller understanding of multiphase flow dynamics including an example where CFD was used to further understand the flow dynamics in SAGD wells and Electrical Submersible Pumps.
This webinar is intended for engineers in the oil and gas industry looking to learn about how to use multiphase flow and fluid dynamics modelling to improve operations.
About the Presenter:
Shawn Prasad is a Research Engineer at C-FER specializing in fluid dynamics, numerical modelling and computational fluid dynamics (CFD). He has a undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alberta, and a masters degree in Applied Science at the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies. Further studies include modelling multiphase flow, erosion, phase change, flow separation and rotating geometries. Shawn’s work includes analytical flow and CFD modelling for oil and gas applications such as SAGD wells, pipelines, and artificial lift. He is continuously looking at how CFD modelling can be applied to energy industry research.