Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies AS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kongsberg Gruppen ASA (KONGSBERG), has announced the most recent upgrade to LedaFlow® with the 1.5 release of its transient multiphase flow simulator for wells and pipelines.
LedaFlow 1.5 now has the ability to simulate the flow in a concentric annulus including radiation heat transfer from the inner pipe wall, from forced or natural convection in the annulus, and from conduction. The Annulus Module allows gas lift system models in wells to be built where the gas lift is typically conveyed down the annulus to the gas lift valves. This gives Flow Assurance Engineers the ability to optimize oil production by using pre-existing gas. With this key functionality LedaFlow now offers a full solution for engineers to use in all situations.