Gas Gathering System Modelling the Pipeline Pressure Loss Match

R.G. Mcneil, D.R. Lillico
2005 Canadian International Petroleum Conference   unpublished
Creating a gas gathering system model that is capable of accurately reproducing current rates and backpressures, as well as being able to predict future operating conditions after adding new wells, installation of a loop or booster compression can be a challenge. It does not need to be difficult though, as long as the modeler takes a comprehensive, logical approach. The approach required begins with three overriding rules: 1) break the problem into manageable pieces, 2) select an appropriate
more » ... t an appropriate pressure loss correlation and trust it without utilizing any adjustment factors, and 3) always conduct a field trip to resolve differences between measured and calculated pipeline pressure losses.
doi:10.2118/2005-230 fatcat:7kxlnjhlpbfbliay5qco6wke7i