Multiphase Flow Behaviour

A major research focus of the Centre is reservoir and process stream analysis aimed at optimizing production of petroleum products. The associated research areas are gas hydrate formation and control, and CO2 separation and capture.

Central to this research is the PVT (Pressure/Volume/Temperature) cell.

This facility allows petroleum fluids to be studied at varying pressures and temperatures, simulating the conditions in process plant and in oil and gas reservoirs before and during production.

Experiments can be conducted to define the optimal conditions under which to extract the desired components (or minimize production of unwanted components) in the gas or oil stream.

Further information about the Multiphase Flow and Phase Behaviour research program can be found at:

Research Coordinator: Dr Daria Surovtseva