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How Real-Time Evaluation of Slugging Severity Can Help Maximize Production

In recent years, Aker BP has explored and developed a number of digital improvements to optimize production. The underlying business drivers are meant to improve efficiency, increase production and reserves, decrease costs, and reduce the carbon footprint from operations.

The example described in this article has innovative elements of digitalization and automation of workflows which provide a new approach for better handling of slugging in subsea developments with long tiebacks. The new solution has a potential for optimizing production and limiting the amount of flaring.

Flow Instabilities in the Vilje Field

The Aker BP-operated Vilje field in the Norwegian Continental Shelf has occasionally experienced production-flow instabilities in the production pipelines and risers due to slugging. The company worked with Turbulent Flux to develop a software solution, the FLUX Stability Adviser, to continuously and precisely monitor production in real time.

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How Real-Time Evaluation of Slugging Severity Can Help Maximize Production

Andreas Burgos, Aker BP, and Lars Wollebæk, Turbulent Flux

01 January 2021

Volume: 73 | Issue: 1

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