Gioia Falcone (University of Glasgow) welcomed the laboratory representatives; Terri Leonard (TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory), Dennis van Putten (DNV GL) and Kjetil Haukalid (NORCE), to Glasgow University as she hosted a meeting to commence the data analysis and reporting of the laboratory intercomparison study.
Alex Elliott of University of Glasgow was welcomed on board to the MultiFlowMetII team.
The analysis and reporting of the results of the intercomparison study will be led the independent arbiter, University of Glasgow.
MultiFlowMetII Progress Review Meeting Hosted by TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory
TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory welcome the project partners back to Scotland for a progress review meeting on the 11th September 2019, followed by a tour of its facilities, including the new Advanced Multiphase Facility.
Multiphase Laboratory Intercomparison Testing Campaign Concludes at TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory
TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory concluded the intercomparison test campaign by running a second round of intercomparison tests at high pressure and low pressure, in order to determine the reproducibility of the transfer package.
TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory also completed a series of additional experiments in order to determine the influence of upstream geometrical variances on multiphase flow patterns by varying the gas injection point location from approx. 0D, 100D, 300D and 600D upstream of the high-pressure viewing section.
Multiphase Laboratory Intercomparison Tests Continue at DNV GL
The MultiFlowMetII team, led by the independent arbiter, University of Glasgow, successfully completed the intercomparison test matrix at DNV GL following the agreed Test Protocols developed to ensure consistency across the participating laboratories.
Additional tests were completed at DNV GL in order to determine the influence of pressure on the developing multiphase flow patterns, supporting the research and modelling Work Package.
Multiphase Laboratory Intercomparison Tests Continue at NORCE
Following the successful completion of the first round of intercomparison tests at TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory, the transfer package components were shipped to Norway ready for installation at the NORCE multiphase flow laboratory.
The intercomparison test matrix was successfully completed at NORCE in June 2019.
Representatives from TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory, Atout, Roxar and University of Glasgow joined the NORCE team on site to support the tests.
Intercomparison Testing Campaign Kicks off at TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory
The components of the transfer package designed for the intercomparison test program included a multiphase flow meter, provided by Roxar, and corresponding adapters and pipework in 3-inch. To record the flow patterns developing for each test condition, at each test laboratory, auxiliary equipment, such as a high-pressure viewing section and high-speed video combination were included, as well as tomography technology supplied by Atout and ITOMS.
The transfer package was installed and commissioned at TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory in March 2019 before successful completion of high pressure and low pressure intercomparison tests to allow a scientific basis of comparison with DNV GL and NORCE multiphase flow laboratories, respectively.
MultiFlowMetII Progress Review Meeting Hosted by PTB
PTB welcome the project partners to their offices in Berlin for a progress review meeting on the 5th December 2018.
Anna Pieper joins project consortium
Anna Pieper is welcomed to the project and hosts an online meeting with the partners on 13th September.Global multiphase expert, Anna Pieper is joined TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory in September to enhance the delivery of the lab’s multiphase research, testing and consultancy services.
Anna started her career at Schlumberger in 2008 as a field engineer based in Louisiana, USA.Anna graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Minnesota and her career has included roles as a field engineer, location manager and technical support engineer, principally in relation to multiphase technologies.
She has worked in many different locations, including the Gulf of Mexico, Tunisia, Equatorial Guinea, Ecuador and Canada. Her main areas of expertise include well testing services, multiphase flow metering, data acquisition and surface well testing.
Multiphase Flow Visualisation Workshop
Project partners ITOMS, Cranfield University, Coventry University, PTB and Roxar attended the workshop on multiphase flow visualisation delivered by the University of Leeds. The one-day workshop on multiphase flow visualisation platform was held at University of Leeds on 5th June 2018. It focused on the software platform which will be deployed within the project and on particular aspects of the data fusion and visualisation platform for gas-oil-water horizontal flow and the bubble mapping platform for 3D visualisation of gas-liquid flow.
Progress Review Meeting
CMI welcome the project partners to their offices in Prague for a progress review meeting on the 7th March 2018.
Project Advisory Board Welcomed on Board
The consortium welcome on board representatives from Apache, Nexen Petroluem, Oil and Gas Authority, Norwegian Petroleum Directorate and ISO TC/28, forming the project Advisory Board. The Advisory Board will help the partners to steer the project in the most industrially-relevant direction by providing their views as operators, regulators and standards organisations as the project progresses over its three-year duration.
First online progress review meeting held
First online meeting held on 20th September 2017 with the Joint Research Project partners. Planning and preparation for the intercomparison test programme is well underway as the design and specification of the multiphase intercomparison transfer packages take shape.