LedaFlow Improvements to Flow Technology (LIFT) is a joint industry project to identify areas for model improvement and ensure the industrial functionality and quality for LedaFlow. Managed by KDI with support by SINTEF for experimentation and code improvements the project has entered its third phase (LIFT III) with four operator partners: ConocoPhilips, Lundin, Total and Woodside.

Contributors and main achievements

LIFT I (2013-2016)

Contributors: Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, Shell, Statoil, Total, Woodside

Main achievements:

  • Experimental campaign to collect data on the Joule-Thompson effect in thermal valves.
  • Improvement of annular interface friction model at low liquid hold-ups.
  • Implementation of a new flow regime, churn flow.
  • Implementation of a new framework for user defined functions (UDF).
  • Introduction of a slip correction in the hydrodynamic model.
  • Validation and improvement of LedaFlow’s thermal model against experimental data (temperature for each phase).

LIFT II (2016-2020)

Contributors: Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ENI, Lundin, Total, Woodside

LIFT III (2020-2022)

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