Numerical simulation of gas evolution from oil-in-water flow for multistage separation

Alexander A. Khamukhin, Eugenii V. Nikolayev

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Abstract

The transition from water-in-oil to an oil-in-water emulsion is generally very abrupt and it is characterized by a marked decrease in the effective viscosity. The mathematical model of the ascending bubble in the water phase comparatively to the oil phase is described in this paper. Numerical simulation has been performed on two petroleum compositions with different water cut using HYSYS software. More even distribution of gas evolution for multistage separation has been obtained with water cut of oil approximately 75%. These results allow saving the heavy hydrocarbons due to reducing of entrainment into off-gases.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationKey Engineering Materials
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Pages257-261
Number of pages5
Volume685
ISBN (Print)9783038357087
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event4th International Conference for Young Scientists High Technology: Research and Applications, HTRA 2015 - Tomsk, Russian Federation
Duration: 21 Apr 201524 Apr 2015

Publication series

NameKey Engineering Materials
Volume685
ISSN (Print)10139826

Other

Other4th International Conference for Young Scientists High Technology: Research and Applications, HTRA 2015
CountryRussian Federation
CityTomsk
Period21.4.1524.4.15

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Keywords

  • Crude oil
  • Entrainment
  • Gas evolution
  • Off-gases
  • Separation
  • Simulation
  • Viscosity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Khamukhin, A. A., & Nikolayev, E. V. (2016). Numerical simulation of gas evolution from oil-in-water flow for multistage separation. In Key Engineering Materials (Vol. 685, pp. 257-261). (Key Engineering Materials; Vol. 685). Trans Tech Publications Ltd. https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.685.257