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Sand and Particle Transport

Sand and Particle Transport

Research related to sand/particle transport in oil & gas wells and pipelines since 1999.

Stratified flow with entrainment.

We are working to develop predictive models and software tools for the industry to handle particle transport issues:

  • sand transport capacity in production wells and pipelines
  • sand bed formation and erosion
  • sand transport in multiphase flow
  • sand transport in heavy oil
  • cuttings transport capacity during drilling
  • transport of other particles (e.g. hydrates)

We also test process and subsea equipment with respect to sand transport issues.

Research Scientist