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Fluids Transport Optimization Using Seabed Separation

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S. Song, G. Kouba

Chevron Petroleum Technology Company, 2811 Hayes Road, Houston, TX 77082

J. Energy Resour. Technol 122(3), 105-109 (May 18, 2000) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1289384 History: Received October 28, 1999; Revised May 18, 2000
Copyright © 2000 by ASME
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References

Song, S., and Kouba, G., 2000, “Characterizations of Multiphase Flow In Ultra-Deep Subsea Pipeline/Riser System,” presented at the Energy Sources Technology Conference & Exhibition, February 14–17 in New Orleans, LA.
Kaasa, O., 1991, “A Subsea Slug Catcher to Prevent Severe Slugging,” 6th Underwater Technology Foundation International Conference, Bergen, Norway.
Oranje,  L., 1983, “Handling Two-Phase Gas Condensate Flow in Offshore Pipeline Systems,” Oil & Gas Journal, 81, pp. 128–138.
Miyoshi,  M., , 1988, “Slug-Catcher Design for Dynamic Slugging in an Offshore Production Facility,” SPE Prod. Eng., 3, pp. 563–573.
Martin,  R. E., 1981, “Handling Liquids in Offshore Gas Liquid Gets New Approach,” Oil & Gas Journal, 79, pp. 143–148.

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Schematic of subsea separation model
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Wellhead pressure as a function of time for terrain slugging flow (GOR=89 m3 /m3 , Qo=7950 m3/d, 0.483 m i.d., pipe length=161 km, riser length=914 m)
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Pipeline outlet pressure as a function of time for terrain slugging flow (GOR=89 m3 /m3 , Qo=7950 m3/d, 0.483 m i.d., pipe length=161 km, riser length=914 m)
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Outlet gas mass flow rate as a function of time for terrain slugging flow (GOR=89 m3 /m3 , Qo=7950 m3/d, 0.483 m i.d., pipe length=161 km, riser length=914 m)
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Pipeline inlet pressure as a function of time with riser base separation (GOR=89 m3 /m3 , Qo=7950 m3/d, 0.483 m i.d., pipe length=161 km, riser length=914 m)
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Outlet gas mass flow rate as a function of time with riser base separation (GOR=89 m3 /m3 , Qo=7950 m3/d, 0.483 m i.d., pipe length=161 km, riser length=914 m)
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Outlet liquid mass flow rate as a function of time with riser base separation (GOR=89 m3 /m3 , Qo=7950 m3/d, 0.483 m i.d., pipe length=161 km, riser length=914 m)
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Wellhead pressure as a function of subsea separator location for different pipe sizes (GOR=89 m3 /m3 , PI=70.1 m3/d/bar, pipe length=161 km)
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Production rate as a function of subsea separator location for different pipe sizes (GOR=89 m3 /m3 , PI=70.1 m3/d/bar, pipe length=161 km)
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Outlet gas mass flow rate from the gas line of a riser base separator as a function of time (GOR=89 m3 /m3 , Qo=3975 m3/d, 0.33 m i.d., pipe length=161 km, riser length=914 m)
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Outlet liquid mass flow rate from the gas line of a riser base separator as a function of time (GOR=89 m3 /m3 , Qo=3975 m3/d, 0.33 m i.d., pipe length=161 km, riser length=914 m)
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Outlet gas mass flow rate from the gas line of a riser base separator as a function of time (GOR=89 m3 /m3 , Qo=3975 m3/d, 0.33 m i.d., pipe length=161 km, riser length=914 m)
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Outlet liquid mass flow rate from the gas line of a riser base separator as a function of time (GOR=89 m3 /m3 , Qo=3975 m3/d, 0.33 m i.d., pipe length=161 km, riser length=914 m)
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Pressure drop inside the line as a function of GORs for different oil flow rates with riser base separation (pipe length=161 km, riser length=914 m)
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Gas mass flow rate from the gas outlet as a function of time during startup (unlimited downstream capacity for liquid handling, GOR=89 m3 /m3 , Qo=3975 m3/d, 0.33 m i.d., pipe length=161 km, riser length=914 m)
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Separator liquid holdup as a function of time during startup (unlimited downstream capacity for liquid handling, GOR=89 m3 /m3 , Qo=3975 m3/d, 0.33 m i.d., pipe length=161 km, riser length=914 m)
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Liquid flow rate from the liquid drainage as a function of time during startup (unlimited downstream capacity for liquid handling, GOR=89 m3 /m3 , Qo=3975 m3/d, 0.33 m i.d., pipe length=161 km, riser length=914 m)
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Separator liquid holdup as a function of time during startup (limited downstream capacity for liquid handling, GOR=89 m3 /m3 , Qo=3975 m3/d, 0.33 m i.d., pipe length=161 km, riser length=914 m)
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Liquid flow rate at the gas outlet as a function of time during startup (limited downstream capacity for liquid handling, GOR=89 m3 /m3 , Qo=3975 m3/d, 0.33 m i.d., pipe length=161 km, riser length=914 m)
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Gas flow rate at the gas outlet as a function of time during startup (limited downstream capacity for liquid handling, GOR=89 m3 /m3 , Qo=3975 m3/d, 0.33 m i.d., pipe length=161 km, riser length=914 m)

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