LedaFlow pursues research in co-operation with SINTEF. The goal is to ensure that the LedaFlow software has all the accuracy and features that are required to solve the challenges the oil companies have regarding multi-phase flow. KONGSBERG integrates the results from SINTEF into the LedaFlow software. This also involves development of apps so that trained users can access the advanced models that are in the core of LedaFlow. KONGSBERG and SINTEF work as an integrated team to take cutting edge research directly to the market. If you are interested in this or have ideas for what a good transient simulator tool like LedaFlow should contain please contact us and share your views. Applications of Ledaflow have resulted in a number of research papers and real field applications that are listed on our bibliography page. LedaFlow Technologies is proud to execute R&D activities in co-operation with SINTEF’s best researchers on multiphase flow. We find it motivating to see that our key people are awarded the prestigious price for outstanding research within SINTEF.
“Next generation 1D models”
is a new project initiative aimed at improving the models in LedaFlow, in order to increase the prediction accuracy of liquid amounts and pressure drop in oil and gas transport systems. The project will use experimental data from three-phase gas-oil-water flows in pipes. Good data on velocity profiles, local phase fractions and droplet sizes, will allow more rigorous and detailed closure laws. These will subsequently be implemented into LedaFlow. This will significantly improve the overall accuracy and the scaling abilities of LedaFlow – especially for three-phase flows. This project has also received support by the PETROMAKS2 program with the Research Council of Norway.
“Hydrate & Wax Models with Ledaflow – Demo 2000 Project”
Ledaflow is a currently participating in a Demo2000 project together with Total and Kongsberg Digital to study the wax and hydrate models that are available in Ledaflow as a pilot study. Results from the studies are planned to be published during 2018 and 2019. If you are interested to hear more, please contact us.