Cont. Ed: Accelerated Learning Tutorial: Introduction to Flow Assurance

Speaker: Dr. Ivor Ellul
Speaker Dr. Ivor Ellul
Dr. Ivor Ellul began his career in the oil and gas industry in 1980, in West Germany, as a design engineer on pipeline and storage tank systems.  After specializing in the modeling of multiphase flow in pipelines, he worked for a number of years in the area of numerical modeling ...

Dr. Ivor Ellul began his career in the oil and gas industry in 1980, in West Germany, as a design engineer on pipeline and storage tank systems.  After specializing in the modeling of multiphase flow in pipelines, he worked for a number of years in the area of numerical modeling of single and multi-phase pipelines.  He has conducted a comprehensive number of pipeline simulation studies for clients worldwide.  Recent experience includes various executive positions in the upstream area of the oil and gas industry. He has been involved in starting up a number of ventures, among them Knowledge Reservoir which he successfully exited in 2013.


Dr. Ellul is visiting Professor to the Petroleum Engineering Department of Imperial College London, where he lectures the M.S. course on pipeline and process engineering. He is also a past member of the advisory board of the Faculty of Petroleum Engineering of the University of Houston. He has served on the advisory board of Energy Ventures and on the Board of Trustees of Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart. He currently serves as Chairman of the Pipeline Simulation Interest Group as well as Chair of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, Gulf Coast Section.


Dr. Ellul holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Malta and MS and PhD degrees in Petroleum Engineering from Imperial College, London. Dr. Ellul is a registered Chartered Engineer in the United Kingdom and a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Texas.

Full Description

Target Audience:  Those who are relatively new to flow assurance and are interested in learning the basic business and technical aspects of why this topic is of importance in field development.

Purpose:The purpose of this accelerated tutorial is to provide an introduction to the topic of flow assurance for engineers and geoscientists who may be aware of it but are not familiar with the salient details. A discussion of the origin of flow assurance will be presented as well as the primary areas of manifestation of flow assurance challenges. How these challenges are addressed will next be investigated including an introduction to the software simulation tools that represent the current state of the art of solution methodology. Finally, case studies will be presented and discussed that will demonstrate real-life instances of how flow assurance problems are assessed and the appropriate engineering analysis deployed.

Outline:

  • INTRODUCTION
  • WHAT IS FLOW ASSURANCE
  • HYDRAULIC ASPECTS
  • THERMO-CHEMICAL ASPECTS
  • DESIGN INTEGRATION
  • TOOLS
  • CASE STUDIES
  • FUTURE DEVELOPMENT
Organizer Sunil Lakshminarayanan

Limited number of subsidized passes for this 1-day tutorial will be available for students/retired professionals and professionals with no corporate support. Please e-mail Sunil Lakshminarayanan(sunil_lakshminarayanan@oxy.com) for more details.


E-mail: sunil_lakshminarayanan@oxy.com


Phone: 281-248-1443


 


 

When?

Wed, May. 18, 2016
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. US/Central

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SPE Houston Office
10777 Westheimer Rd, Suite 1075
Houston, Texas 77042
United States

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