Multiphase

Slug flow study along different well trajectories

Gas-liquid slug flow is one of the most common multiphase flow patterns in oil and gas production. This has a dynamic behavior that can be predicted using the slug frequency and slug length. Based on the values of these parameters, different operational problems can be observed such as poor reservoir inflow, additional downstream/upstream equipment requirements and increase operational costs. Previous studies have established relations between these parameters and operating conditions such as liquid/gas flow rate, inclination angle and pipe diameters in horizontal pipes.

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