To strengthen our commitment as a world leading multiphase flow test facility, we now upgrade of our Large Scale Loop to enable studies of three phase flow. The ambition is to:
- Maintain current gas flow capacity *)
(typically 1500 Am3/h)
- Provide total oil-water flow capacity >100 m3/h, and water cut virtually from zero to 100%
- Maintain current HC fluid flow capacity in two-phase cases (typically 500m3/h)
The upgraded laboratory enables groundbreaking full scale experiments on gas dominated three phase flows, and will serve most laboratory test requirements from the rapidly developing subsea process industry.
*) Natural gas capability is not included in the scope of this upgrade
Illustration: Kongsberg Oil&Gas Technologies