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Safe and effective fluid transport

Modern production systems require designs that ensure safe and cost-effective transportation of fluids from the reservoir to the processing facilities. Once these systems are brought into production, the ability to ensure optimal flow is critical to maximizing economic potential. From complex individual wells to vast production networks, the Pipesim steady-state multiphase flow simulator enables production optimization over the complete lifecycle.

2024 New Features

Continuous innovation incorporating leading science

For over 30 years, the Pipesim simulator has been continuously improved by incorporating not only the latest science in the three core areas of flow modeling—multiphase flow, heat transfer, and fluid behavior—but also the latest innovations in computing, and oil and gas industry technologies. The simulator includes advanced three-phase mechanistic models, enhancements to heat transfer modeling, and comprehensive PVT modeling options. The ESRI-supported GIS map canvas helps deliver true spatial representation of wells, equipment, and networks. Networks can be built on the GIS canvas or generated automatically using a GIS shape file. The interactive graphical wellbore enables rapid well model building and analysis. Faster simulation runtime has also been achieved for all modeling though the implementation of a new parallel network solver to spread the computational load across all processors. 

Steady-state flow assurance, from concept to operations 

The Pipesim simulator offers the industry’s most comprehensive steady-state flow assurance workflows for front-end system design and production operations. The flow assurance capabilities of the simulator enable engineers to ensure safe and effective fluid transport—from sizing of facilities, pipelines, and lift systems, to ensuring effective liquids and solids management, to well and pipeline integrity. Shared heat transfer, multiphase flow, and fluid behavior methodologies ensure data quality and consistency between the steady-state and transient analyses.

Top new features - Latest release

New well type advanced

Dual-string tubing configuration

In Pipesim 2024.1, the advanced well functionality is extended to support wells with a dual string configuration, in which a pair of two parallel tubing strings are installed in the same wellbore, to enable production from or injecting to isolated zones that cannot flow simultaneously into a single tubing string.   

Smart well completions with flow control valve

Upgrade of the Olga S flow model to the version from Olga 2023.1

The list of available flow correlations in the Pipesim simulator is updated to include the version of the Olga S flow model from Olga 2023.1, with support for the high-definition (HD) model. The HD model represents a step-change in the fidelity of multiphase flow modeling and is a result of over 15 years of industry-sponsored research. 

Gas lift design report

In Pipesim 2024.1, you have an option to generate a PDF report with all gas lift design input parameters and output results, including the comprehensive gas lift design plot. The report header includes user-defined data such as company, field, well, etc.  

Upgrade of the simulation results' file format

Upgrade of the simulation results' file format

To reduce the size of simulation result files that are stored in the pipr folder, Pipesim 2024.1 uses a new file format. This means that if you open a previously saved model using 2024.1, you will notice that the results in the new version are not displayed by default. A quick re-run is needed to visualize the results again  

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2024 Flow assurance webinar series

The webinar series targets users of the Olga dynamic multiphase flow simulator and the Pipesim steady-state multiphase flow simulator and associated consumers of the simulation results with the intent to share knowledge of the capabilities and best practice use of these powerful and versatile simulators.

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