Experimental Design And Measuring Techniques Of Three-Phase Flow System: A Review
Petroleum is a highly valued natural resource where the demand is always higher than the supply. Usually, production platforms transport crude oil and gas together with water as a way to cut cost. A more accurate way to predict the flow pattern is crucial for improving the transportation efficiency of three-phase flow in pipe. This review paper compares two and three-phase flow study with emphasis on experimental design and equipment utilized in the industry. Flow patterns in different flow regimes and different techniques in measuring liquid holdups and pressure within the pipe were discussed. Further study on three-phase flow should be conducted to understand the complex flow behaviour in pipes for accurate equipment sizing and ensuring efficient transport to processing plant.
Indexterms - Flow assurance, Multiphase flow, Oil-water-gas, Three-phase flow