Scandpower Petroleum Technology is kicking off a $7 million joint industry project to investigate the long distance transport of well stream fluids. Dubbed the Horizon project, the JIP addresses issues such as today’s requirements for greater depths, longer flow lines, and more challenging environments.
The Horizon project will ‘refine the foundation of multiphase modeling and increase the understanding and accuracy in prediction of flow assurance throughout the system, from reservoir to processing’. Ultimately the results of Horizon will add new capabilities to Scandpower’s OLGA simulator.
The program sets out to enable new field developments far from existing infrastructure, to reduce conservatism in design, improve flow assurance predictions, and the operability of multiphase flow-lines.
JIP members include ENI, ExxonMobil, Statoil and Shell. Horizon has a three year budget of NOK 45 million ($7 million) and is scheduled for completion in 2007.
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