OLGA 2015.1 Now available
The OLGA dynamic multiphase flow simulator models transient flow (time-dependent behaviors) to maximize production potential. Transient modeling is an essential component for feasibility studies and field development design. Dynamic simulation is essential in deep water and is used extensively in both offshore and onshore developments to investigate transient behavior in pipelines and wellbores.
Transient simulation with the OLGA simulator provides an added dimension to steady-state analyses by predicting system dynamics, such as time-varying changes in flow rates, fluid compositions, temperature, solids deposition, and operational changes.
From wellbore dynamics for any well completion to pipeline systems with all types of process equipment, the OLGA simulator provides an accurate prediction of key operational conditions involving transient flow.
The Risk Management and Optimization workflow is now included in all OLGA licenses. This introduces best-in-class technologies, leading the way in identifying flow assurance uncertainties and optimizing production.
The simulation model has been improved for slugs and rheology, and particle transport is introduced. Output variables can be preconfigured and reused. The simulator enables you to build sub models to better manage larger networks and target simulation time consumption more efficiently. The usability of workspace and 3D visualization has also been improved for better overview and result presentations.
OLGA 2015.1 represents an important milestone in OLGA technology development, which includes a major upgrade of the OLGA high definition stratified flow model and introduces a new Slug tracking model. The two models were both originally developed through the OLGA long term R&D project - HORIZON. The complete commercialization of these two models in OLGA 2015.1 ensures our commitments to our R&D partners and sponsors on the continuation of OLGA innovation. We believe the new models will benefit all the OLGA users with improved simulation accuracy, and thus, reduced design and operation uncertainty.
In addition to the model improvements, the OLGA 2015.1 release continues our efforts on making OLGA easy to learn and use. In this release, the OLGA team has reorganized the contents of the OLGA User manual with a hierarchical structure and rebuilt the OLGA flow network view with a P&ID type of diagram.
OLGA 2015.1 also includes many other minor improvements and bug fixing as a result of the emphasized focus of the OLGA team on enhancing OLGA functionality and robustness.