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Two-Phase Flow Modeling in Oil and Gas Applications

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M. M. Awad

Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt

S. D. Butt

Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL, Canada

Paper No. OMAE2015-41141, pp. V010T11A005; 9 pages
  • ASME 2015 34th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering
  • Volume 10: Petroleum Technology
  • St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, May 31–June 5, 2015
  • Conference Sponsors: Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5658-1
  • Copyright © 2015 by ASME


In the current study, two-phase flow modeling in oil and gas applications using asymptotic analysis is presented. Examples of two-phase liquid-liquid flow in pipes, two-phase gas-liquid flow in fractures, and two-phase gas-liquid flow in porous media are presented. In the present study, a simple semi-theoretical method for calculating the two-phase frictional pressure gradient in oil and gas applications using asymptotic analysis is presented. The proposed model can be transformed into two-phase frictional multiplier as a function of the Lockhart-Martinelli parameter, X. The advantage of the new model is that it has only one fitting parameter (p). Therefore, calibration of the new model to experimental data is greatly simplified. The new model is able to model the existing multi parameters correlations by fitting the single parameter p. Comparison with experimental data for two-phase frictional multiplier versus the Lockhart-Martinelli parameter (X) is presented.

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