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TitleAn integrated horizontal and vertical flow simulation with application to wax precipitation
AuthorTrina, Sameena, 1985-
DescriptionThesis (M.Eng.)--Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2011. Engineering and Applied Science
Paginationxiv, 265 leaves : col. ill.
SubjectOil fields--Production methods; Oil reservoir engineering--Simulation methods; Two-phase flow--Simulation methods; Crystallization--Industrial applications
Degree GrantorMemorial University of Newfoundland. Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
DisciplineEngineering and Applied Science
NotesBibliography: leaves 92-106.
AbstractThis research explored a few opportunities of improving the simulations available to reservoir engineers in the oil and gas industry. Three very specific simulation models were used in this thesis. Firstly, improvements were made to an inflow model for a horizontal well by making it possible to run the model for different fluids easily. Secondly, a vertical flow model was developed by combining a well-known, multi-phase flow correlation with a multi-phase temperature model. A novel approach was developed to solve these two models in sequence. Thirdly, this thesis scoped out the application of two different wax crystallization models. It was the first time that these wax models were tested using a flow simulator. The results obtained from all three simulation models were in par with theory and expectations. It was concluded that these models together would be a very useful tool for both the industry and for further research work.
Resource TypeElectronic thesis or dissertation
FormatImage/jpeg; Application/pdf
SourcePaper copy kept in the Centre for Newfoundland Studies, Memorial University Libraries
RightsThe author retains copyright ownership and moral rights in this thesis. Neither the thesis nor substantial extracts from it may be printed or otherwise reproduced without the author's permission.
CollectionElectronic Theses and Dissertations
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