Slug-Control Strategy Proves Effective in New Angola Facility
This paper describes a novel control scheme developed and tested on simulation for both hydrodynamic slugging and severe riser-induced slugging for a new facility in Angola.
Hydrodynamic slugging was anticipated during the design of a new facility in Angola. A simulation study demonstrated that a control scheme from the literature could be applied effectively to control the slugging. That solution was rejected, however, because of the use of a pseudovariable as the principal control point. A novel control scheme, therefore, was developed and tested in simulation for both hydrodynamic slugging and severe riser-induced slugging.