EVACUATION OF A RESIDUAL OIL PIPELINE BY INERT GAS DISPLACEMENT.

S. Webb, Edward A Bogucz, E. Levy, M. Barrett, C. Snyder, C. Waters

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Abstract

This paper describes an analysis developed to model the inert gas displacement process for evacuating a high pour point oil from a long pipeline. The governing equations were derived from the basic conservation equations for mass, momentum and energy. The resulting computer program accounts for effects such as pipeline elevation changes, laminar and turbulent oil flow, temperature dependent oil viscosity and heat loss from the oil to the ground. Results of computations for an 84 mile long residual oil pipeline operated by the Pennsylvania Power and Light Company are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSociety of Petroleum Engineers of AIME, (Paper) SPE
StatePublished - Aug 1985
Externally publishedYes

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Webb, S., Bogucz, E. A., Levy, E., Barrett, M., Snyder, C., & Waters, C. (1985). EVACUATION OF A RESIDUAL OIL PIPELINE BY INERT GAS DISPLACEMENT. In Society of Petroleum Engineers of AIME, (Paper) SPE