New flow assurance simulation tool unveiled

Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies (KOGT) is using Offshore Europe to launch its next generation of multiphase flow simulation tools, called LedaFlow.

Offshore staff

ABERDEEN, UK -- Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies (KOGT) is using Offshore Europe to launch its next generation of multiphase flow simulation tools, called LedaFlow. The new product is the result of collaboration between Total, ConocoPhillips, Sintef, and Kongsberg.

KOGT says the new product ushers in a step-change in multiphase flow assurance technology, which has been designed for longer and larger diameter flowlines, deeper water field developments, and harsher environments. It provides 1D or quasi-3D simulation.

"LedaFlow brings us closer to the actual physics," says Kjartan Bryne Berg, manager Product & Technology for Multiphase Flow Solutions at KOGT. "It really does take multiphase flow simulation to the next level, leading to higher accuracy, better slug prediction, visualization, and well and flowline performance monitoring."

9/10/2009

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