Effect of Turbulence Flow on Pressure Drop in a Single Phase Vertical Pipe

Adekomaya A. Olufemi
2011 Open Petroleum Engineering Journal  
The published work literature on pressure drop in a single phase flow is reviewed.While many papers have been published on the prediction of bottom-hole pressure in single phase vertical gas wells; there are not many studies that show the effects of friction on this flow of interest. A model has thus far been derived from first principle as an improvement over Sukkar and Cornell's approach of calculating bottom-hole pressure by the introduction of friction factor in the turbulent region.
more » ... ed friction factor under varying conditions are explicitly discussed.Finally, two models are compared, one considered the friction effect while the other assumed a non friction factor.
doi:10.2174/1874834101104010001 fatcat:77kxupoidzh5dhbcznib6q33r4