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Experimental Study of Two-Phase Normal Slug Flow in a Pipeline-Riser Pipe System

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Ž. Schmidt, J. P. Brill, H. D. Beggs

Petroleum Engineering Department, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Okla. 74133

J. Energy Resour. Technol 103(1), 67-75 (Mar 01, 1981) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3230816 History: Received December 01, 1980; Online October 22, 2009

Abstract

Slug flow was studied with air-kerosene flow in a 2-in. pipeline-riser pipe system consisting of a 100-ft pipeline and a 50-ft vertical riser. Pipeline inclinations of ± 5 deg, −2 deg, and horizontal were used. Pressures, flow rates, flow patterns and void fractions were measured. Flow pattern maps were developed and normal slug flow was modeled, permitting prediction of variables necessary to consider when designing a production facility operating under normal slug flow.

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