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Modeling of Pig Assisted Production Methods

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Hoi C. Yeung

Department of Process and Systems Engineering, School of Mechanical Engineering, Cranfield University, Bedfordshire, MK43 0AL England   e-mail: h.yeung@cranfield.ac.uk

Paulo C. R. Lima

Petrobras/CENEPES/DIPLOT/SEPROT, Cindae Universitaria, Rio De Janerio, RJ, CEP 21910, Brazile-mail: pclima@cenpes.petrobras.com.br

J. Energy Resour. Technol 124(1), 8-13 (Mar 25, 2002) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1446474 History: Received October 28, 1999; Revised July 02, 2001; Online March 25, 2002
Copyright © 2002 by ASME
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Figures

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Schematic diagram of the experimental facility
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Measured values and model prediction for the riser bottom density with time for conventional pigging, Expt no. HPG4W1
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Measured values and model prediction for the inlet pressure with time for conventional pigging, Expt no. HPG4W1
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Measured values and model prediction for the riser bottom density with time for gas pump without pig, Expt no. LGP1
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Measured values and model prediction for the inlet pressure with time for gas pump without pig, Expt no. LGP1
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Measured values and model prediction for the riser bottom density with time for gas pump with pig, Expt no. LGPP2
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Measured values and model prediction for the inlet pressure with time for gas pump with pig, Expt no. LGPP2

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