Flow Assurance

With increased cost and complexity of developing subsea systems and the changing crude quality, increased produced water new strategies for sand management coupled with longer distance conventional flow assurance simulation require higher fidelity fluid dynamic simulation to account for 3-D – transient thermal and multiphase flows. ANSYS solutions are used to understand thermal profile, equipment structural integrity, slugging, sand transport and can be used for hydrate and wax formation.

Terrain induced slugging

CFD results showing terrain induced slugging.

GLCC separation video

Gas-liquid flow leading to a GLCC separation – animation illustrates ANSYS Fluid mechanics solutions for modeling multiphase flows in pipelines and equipment