Oct. 30, 2014


Description

 

Solid particle erosion is recognized as a significant problem in several fluid-handling industries, especially for the oil and gas industry where multiphase flow with the presence of solids conveyed by the fluid is a common occurrence. Failure of the tool string can be both expensive and dangerous, thus it is critical to identify, or at least have a gross idea of, where failure could occur and what is the associated estimated service life before the final loss of integrity. With this in mind, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) can play a significant role in helping engineers minimize the potential of solid particle erosion by leveraging its predictions early on in the tool design process and by helping them compare multiple configurations. An overview of the CFD modeling process for erosion prediction along with results for specific downhole applications will be presented.

 

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Featured Speakers

Speaker Frederic Felten, Ph.D., Halliburton Carrollton Technical Center
A native of France, Frederic Felten graduated in 2003 from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering, with particular emphasis on CFD, turbulence and the modeling of turbulent flows. Prior to joining Halliburton in 2010, he worked for 6 years at GE Global Research in ...

A native of France, Frederic Felten graduated in 2003 from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering, with particular emphasis on CFD, turbulence and the modeling of turbulent flows. Prior to joining Halliburton in 2010, he worked for 6 years at GE Global Research in upstate New York, focusing on flow modeling in Gas Turbine and related heat transfer problems. He is the resident CFD/Fluid mechanics expert for the Halliburton Carrollton Technology Center (HCTC) and the current team leader of the HCTC Engineering Simulations team. In addition, he is also a senior lecturer for two graduate classes at the University of Texas at Dallas

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Organizer

SPE Flow Assurance Technical Section

For information, please contact Phaneendra Kondapi, Phaneendra.Kondapi@kbr.com.


Date and Time

Thu, Oct. 30, 2014

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central


Location

Norris Conference Center, CityCentre

816 Town & Country Blvd., Suite 210
Houston, Texas 77024
United States



Group(s): SPEI Member