The computerized selection of the oil gathering lines optimum diameter
Authors: N.E. Grachev, A.O. Karapetyan, V.A. Pavlov, V.N. Surtaev (Oil Company Rosneft OJSC)
The algorithms of pipeline diameter selection for the oil gathering network were formulated, making possible the capital expenditures reduction from maintaining an optimum flow regime. A multiphase flow was simulated using the Beggs and Brill correlation. The proposed technique was tested on several surface facilities models of the Rosneft hydrocarbon fields.
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