Offshore Europe 2011: PTC demonstrates jet pump equipment, simulator software

At Offshore Europe, PTC unveiled a new simulator package that models the performance capabilities of super-efficient jet pump hydrocarbon recovery technology.

Offshore staff

ABERDEEN, UK – At Offshore Europe, PTC unveiled a new simulator package that models the performance capabilities of super-efficient jet pump hydrocarbon recovery technology.

PTC's jet pump simulator allows petroleum engineers and well designers to predict the performance of oil production wells under jet pump lift, including the impacts of variables such as power fluid pressure, volume and density.

The company says the free software, tubing size and the jet pump setting depth and its throat and nozzle sizes can also be optimized for any given application.

PTC also unveiled the world's first Perspex jet pump as part of a demonstrator rig designed to allow well engineers to see how the technology operates.

09/08/2011

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