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8th North American Conference on

Multiphase Technology
Banff, Canada: 20 22 June 2012


Top reasons to attend:

Discover the latest technological advances Benefit from the experience of others Understand the lessons learned Gain an insight into future directions

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Early bird offer ends 20th May 2012
*Full fee paying delegates only

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Multiphase technology has delivered remarkable improvements in production performance to help the oil and gas industry to extend its operations, address previously insoluble transportation problems and enter progressively more difficult areas. The technology has moved from theory to practical applications in a range of climates, topographical environments and ecological challenges. Business, economic, and technical rewards are there for those who extend the boundaries of the technology but the industry needs access to high quality information to assess the potential benefits and risks. The lessons learnt, modelling techniques developed and practical experiences of users can be of real value to engineers in a range of industries including oil and gas, process, chemicals, mining, water and power industries.

Photo property of Banff Lake Louise Tourism

Who should attend?

The conference is designed for everyone engaged in the application, development and research of multiphase technology for the oil and gas industry. It offers particular value to designers, facility and operations engineers, consultants and researchers from operating, contracting, consultancy and technology companies. Applications in oil and gas may also interest engineers from other industries for whom multiphase technology offers novel solutions.

Venue, timing and registration

The Conference is once again being held at the very popular Banff Park Lodge, Banff, Canada. The programme will begin with an early registration breakfast from 8:30 onwards and the Conference will close after a full day on Friday. The technical sessions will start on Wednesday afternoon directly after lunch in the Summit meeting room. The provisional programme will be available shortly. The registration fee includes entrance to all technical sessions proceedings, breakfast, lunch and all refreshment breaks and entrance to both the welcome reception and Conference dinner.

Travel and Getting Around Banff

The major airport is Calgary International. Coaches and vans operate directly to Banff Park Lodge (see or for details). All major rental car companies are available. The Banff townsite is just 3.94 sq. kilometers, which means it's fairly easy to get around in Banff. Locals often walk and cycle everywhere in town. However, there is all of the transportation amenities available in most cities.

Delegates are responsible for booking their own accommodation in Banff. An allocation of rooms has been reserved at a special discounted rate at: Banff Park Lodge Superior room: Deluxe Jacuzzi room Executive, Parlour or Lodge suite: Bow View Lodge Standard View Room

$200.00 $260.00 $320.00

$149.00 $159.00

The discounted rates are available from Sunday 17th June Friday 22nd June 2012

Banff Park Lodge/Bow View Lodge web reservation instructions

If you wish to stay at the Conference hotel please follow the instructions below to book your rooms. 1. Go to the Banff Park Lodge website 2. Click on Conferences & Events along the top of the home page 3. Click on Make A Conference Reservation. You are now in the web booking system for conference attendees. 4. Enter Group ID 16521 Enter Password 559 5. Click on Log in, you are now in the BHR Group Conference Booking page 6. Click on Make Reservation to left of screen. From here follow the prompts to make a reservation. If you require assistance or wish to make a reservation which includes dates that are outside of the conference block please contact our reservations department directly (1-800-661-9266).

Technical Advisory Committee

Mr S Smith Dr E Alsafran Dr E F Caetano Dr X D Cai Dr T Danielson Dr N Heywood Mr S Kashou Dr E Kuru Mr L Norris Dr C Sarica (Chairman) SPT Group, Canada Kuwait University Petrobras, Brazil Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia ConocoPhillips, USA BHR Group, UK Chevron Texaco Inc, USA University of Alberta, SPT Group, USA TUFFP, The University of Tulsa, USA

For further information, please contact: Debbie Carrington Conference Organiser VirtualPiE Ltd, t/a BHR Group Cranfield, Bedford, UK MK43 0AJ Tel: +44 (0) 7785 621 652 Fax: +44 (0) 1234 750074 Email:

We would like to thank the Technical Advisory Committee, the panel of referees, the sponsors and supporters for their help and support.

Conference proceedings
All delegates receive a book plus CD of the conference proceedings within the fee. To obtain further copies, please email Joyce Raymond: . Post conference price for a set of proceedings is 250.00

The Conference and the published proceedings will be English.

Social events
The welcome reception sponsored by SPT Group will be in the Glacier Salon in the hotel on Wednesday 20th June. The Conference dinner sponsored by Kongsberg will be held at the Saltlik Steakhouse on Thursday 21st June. Both events are included in the delegate fees, if you wish to bring your partner/spouse to either event please contact the organisers. The events are a good way to meet the other delegates and participation is encouraged.

Registration Book online at:

Bringing more than 2 colleagues?... contact the Organiser for group discounts! Early bird rate
A 10% discount is available for full fee paying delegates booking before 20th May 2012.

Presenting authors
Each presenting author (maximum of 3) is entitled to a 25% discount off the conference fee.

Student/Rising Star Registrations

Accompanied by a full paying delegate, students are entitled to 50% discount of the full Conference fee. Please contact the Conference Organiser directly to register.

Provisional Programme
Hydrates and Waxes
Hydrate formation in natural gas pipelines
Esam Jassim; Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University (PMU), Saudi Arabia

Atlantic Cromarty - A hydrate blockage and remediation case study Peter Molyneux, GL Noble Denton,Derek Tagg BG Group; UK Transient matched asymptotic analysis of heat transfer in buried and partially buried pipe Eric W Smith, Msikenny; USA Experimental Investigation of Liquid Entrainment in Gas at High Pressure Hamidreza Karami Mirazizi, Wei Shang, Cem Sarica; McDougall School of Petroleum Engineering, University of Tulsa, USA Modeling the effect of hydrate formation on slug flow in subsea pipelines, using a simple hydrodynamic slug flow model coupled with a transient hydrate kinetics model Luis E. Zerpa1, Ishan Rao1, Zachary M. Aman1, E. Dendy Sloan1, Carolyn A. Koh1 and Amadeu K. Sum1*; Colarado School of Mines, USA

Heavy Oils and Emulsions

Pressure Drop in Laminar Slug Flow with Heavy Oil Jan Nossen, Chris J. Lawrence; Institute for Energy Technology and FACE, Norway Downward Two-Phase Stratified Flow for Highly Viscous Oils Brito, R., Pereyra, E. Sarica, C. The University of Tulsa, USA Pipe flow of water in oil emulsions in different pipe diameters Eirik Schaefer, Norwegian University of Science and Technology,Jose Plasencia Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Bjrnar Pettersen Statoil Research Center, Trondheim. Ole Jrgen Nydal Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Artificial Lift, Separation and Pumping

Efficiency Limits for Multiphase Pumps Stuart Scott, Abhay Patil and Daniel Cihack, Texas A&M University, USA Large-Scale Experimental Investigation of ESP Performance with High Viscosity Fluids and Gas Lissett Barrios, Charles Deuel, David Knowles, and Stuart Scott - Shell and Ketan Sheth - Baker Hughes Centrilift, Shell International Exploration and Production Inc; Houston, Texas, USA Phase distribution in a liquid liquid axial cyclone J.A.M. van Campen and R.F. Mudde, University of Delft, The Netherlands

Drag Reducing Agents (DRA)

Mechanical degradation kinetics of polymeric DRA Philippe Glnat1 Cyril Cassar2 , K. Hamdi and Philippe Pagnier2 1 : TOTAL S.A., CSTJF, avenue Larribau, 64018 Pau, France2: IFP Energies Nouvelles, 1&4 avenue du Bois-Prau, 92852 Rueil Malmaison, France TOTAL S.A, France An experimental study on polymeric type DRA used in multiphase flow with emphasis on degradation, diameter scaling and the effects in three-phase oil-water-gas flow. Morten Langsholt, Institute for Energy Technology, Norway

Multiphase Flow Modelling

CFD modeling of flow around a by-pass pig A. Singh1 and R.A.W.M. Henkes2,1 Shell Projects & Technology, The Netherlands 2 Shell Projects & Technology The Netherlands and Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands Advanced 3D simulation of multiphase flow in horizontal, inclined and vertical pipes Djamel Lakehal, ASCOMP Switzerland & ASCOMP Inc. USA Uncertainty Analysis of Multiphase Flow Models: A Comparison of Three Approaches Kyle Klavetter1*, Denise Posluszny1*, Jordon Warr1*, Selen Cremaschi1, Cem Sarica2, Hariprasad J. Subramani 3, 1 Department of Chemical Engineering, The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, 2 McDougall School of Petroleum Engineering, The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, 3 Chevron Energy Technology Company, Houston, USA

Slug Flow
A Simple Model for Hydrodynamic Slug Flow Thomas J. Danielson, ConocoPhillips, USA A Lagrangian grid one dimensional three phase slug tracking model T.K. Kjeldby1, R.A.W.M. Henkes2 and O.J. Nydal1 1 Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway 2 Shell Projects & Technology and Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands Probabilistic Modeling of Slug Frequency in Gas/Liquid Pipe Flow Using Poisson Probability Theory Dr. Eissa Al-safran, Kuwait University, Kuwait

Liquid and Gas Entrainment

Oil and water droplet entrainment in horizontal gas liquid flows Andrea Shmueli, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Biljana Djoric, Stavanger Research Centre, Total EP, Tor Erling Unander, SINTEF Petroleum Research, Ole Jrgen Nydal, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway Experimental Investigation of Liquid Entrainment in Gas at High Pressure Ivan Mantilla(a), Flavia Viana(b), Gene Kouba(a), Randy Roberts(a) (a) Chevron Energy Technology Company,Texas(b) Southwest Research Institute Texas, USA

Application of the ultrasonic technique for the measurement of the dispersed phases concentrations in two and three-phase oil-continuous mixtures Jose Luiz Goncalves, Ricardo D. M. Carvalho, Johannes Muhl, Walter A. Walter Tichauer, Osvaldo Jose Venturini Universidade Federal de Itajuba; Brazil

Vertical Well and Riser Flow

Experimental identification of flow regime in gas liquid two phase flow in vertical pipe P. Hanafizadeh, M. Hosseini A., M.H. Saidi, and E. Kuru, University of Alberta, Edmonton; Canada Behaviors of Elongated Bubbles in a Large Diameter Riser Liyun Lao, Lanchang Xing and Hoi Yeung, Cranfield University; UK The influence of foamers on the flow dynamics of air and water in vertical pipes A.T. Van Nimwegen 1, L.M. Portela1, R.A.W.M. Henkes2 1 Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands 2 Delft University of Technology,The Netherlands and Shell Projects & Technology;

Severe and Terrain Slugging

Dependence of severe slugging on the orientation angle of the pipeline upstream of the riser base R Malekzadeh,R.A.W.M. Henkes, R. F. Mudde, Delft University of Technology;The Netherlands Experiments and modeling of gas flow over a liquid pool at the low elbow of a pipeline M. Birvalski1, R.A.W.M. Henkes2 1 - Delft University of Technology, 2 - Delft University of Technology, Shell Projects & Technology;The Netherlands Terrain slugging in a subsea project: when predictions fail Karolina Ioannou, Mark Widener, Sam Kashou, Chevron Energy Technology Company; USA

Composition Tracking Application

Pseudo-component based fast composition tracking Model Eric W. Smith, Pradeep Dhoorjaty, and Dale D. Erickson, Msikenny; USA A Benchmark and Optimization of Dead Oil Gasification Hongkun Dong (Schlumberger), Hua Shi (BP), Jim Ross (BP), Ron Berger (Manatee) Schlumberger Flow Assurance; US

Exhibitors are advised to contact the Conference Organiser to register.

Exhibition costs 1250 and includes:

1 delegate registration full access to technical sessions and social programme Space with one table (5x2.5ft) and a chair (all additional equipment must be provided by the exhibitor) Lunch and refreshments daily Attendance to the registrations and gala dinner 10 minute presentation slot from stage during the conference Contact details of delegates attending the conference (post conference)

Would you like your company brochure in the Delegate bags?

There is an opportunity for companies to insert promotional literature in the delegate information packs at a cost of 325. Material for insertion must be sent to the conference hotel before 26th May 2012. A sample of literature must be sent to the BHR Group when making your booking for this service.

Want to advertise your company in the proceedings?

A full page of advertising space in the book and CD version of the proceedings. The cost of each page is 381.88 including VAT. The book is a soft bound volume, produced in Royal Octavo size. As well as being distributed to all attendees of the Conference, the proceedings and CD are sold worldwide after the event. Copy must reach the Conference Organiser by 4 May 2012 to meet the publishing deadline.

How do I register?
The registration fee includes entrance to all technical sessions, proceedings, breakfasts, lunches, refreshments and entrance to all social events. BOOK ON-LINE at Email credit card payment details should be entered on the registration form by completing the appropriate boxes and sending to Joyce Raymond at Telephone Call Joyce Raymond on +44 7785621692 Cheque please make payable to VirtualPiE Ltd Bank Transfers Barclays Bank, Coventry Fletchamstead Highway Branch, 513 Fletchamstead Highway, Coventry, CV4 9EJ, UK Account name: VirtualPiE Limited Account number: 33034771 Sort Code: 20-23-55 IBAN NO: GB30 BARC 2023 5533 0347 71 SWIFT BIC: BARCGB22

Terms and Conditions

Please Read Carefully Payments All payments must be received by BHR Group within 14 days of the invoice being issued, or prior to the event start, whichever is the first date. If payment is not received before the start of the event, you may be refused admission unless you pay by cash or credit card on the first day. If you have problems with the payment date, please advise the organiser as soon as possible. Proof of payment will of course enable attendance. On-line transactions can only be accepted in sterling and are processed by a merchant bank in the United Kingdom. Delivery The 8 North American Multiphase Technology Conference will take place on 20 22 June 2012 and event programmes will be issued not later than 1 week prior to the start of the event. Books and CDs will normally be delivered within 3 weeks of the order or within 3 weeks of the event, whichever is the later date. The specifications and delivery schedule of other items will be according to the terms of contract agreed with BHR Group prior to payment. Cancellations. A full refund (minus a 50 administration fee) will be made for cancellations received on or before 21 days prior to the start of the event. No refund will be made for cancellations 21 days or less prior to the event start. However, substitutions can be made at any time. In the event of BHR Group cancelling the event, a full refund will be paid. Customer Service Customer service can be contacted from Monday to Friday excluding UK Bank Holidays between the hours of 09:00 and 16:00 (UK time): By email at By phone at +44 (0) 7785621692 By post at: BHR Group, The Fluid Engineering Centre, Cranfield, MK43 0AJ, and Bedfordshire, United Kingdom BHR Group is a trading name of VirtualPiE Limited, a company registered in England no 07274578

Conference code MPNA12 Before 20th May, 2012 After 20th May, 2012

Delegate fee:

864.00 960.00

Authors fee:


Students and Graduates


One day fee Exhibition space Promotional insert in the delegate bags

480.00 1250.00 325.00

Advertisement in the Proceedings (includes VAT @ 20%) Additional gala dinner ticket