Multiphase Pumping to Enhance Oil Recovery

  IJETT-book-cover  International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT)          
  
© 2015 by IJETT Journal
Volume-21 Number-2
Year of Publication : 2015
Authors : Saurabh Goswami
  10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V21P212

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Saurabh Goswami"Multiphase Pumping to Enhance Oil Recovery", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V21(2),67-71 March 2015. ISSN:2231-5381. www.ijettjournal.org. published by seventh sense research group

Abstract

Recently, interest in the subsea deployment of multiphase pumps has grown as operators search for methods to improve production and economics for subsea completed wells. Multiphase pumping improves the production and economics by increasing flow rates and optimizing the production cycle of oil and gas reservoirs. Subsea pumping is one of the most important methods to enhance oil recovery from oil well. Crude oil exists in various forms such as seawater, sand and gas, as well as oil in an oil well. Therefore, a phase separator is needed at the front of a singlephase pump for pressurization and transfer of crude oil. The application of a multiphase pump can provide such advantages as simplification of the equipment structure and cost savings, because there is no need for a phase separation process. Therefore, the crude oil transfer method using a multiphase pump is being applied to recently developed oil wells. This study summarizes the research work with reference to the Multiphase Pump in terms of its types, Working principles, Applications and its advantages in oil production.

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Keywords
Multiphase pump, Oil & Gas Production, Offshore, Sub-sea, Enhance Oil Recovery.