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simulator of choice
for the worlds leading
oil and gas producing
companies. The
software combines
proven solution
algorithms with modern
production methods
and software analysis


PIPEPHASE simulation software rigorously models steady-state multi-phase flow in

oil and gas networks and pipeline systems with the power and flexibility to model
applications ranging from the sensitivity analysis of key parameters in a single well,
to multi-year facilities planning studies for an entire field. PIPEPHASE covers the
complete range of fluids encountered in the petroleum industry, including single
phase, black oil, and compositional mixtures. The program may also be applied to
single-component stream or CO2 injection networks.

techniques to create
a robust and efficient
oil field design and
planning tool with
an extensive physical
property data bank.

Business Value
Increased overall
asset-wide production
Improved well & flow
line performance
Improved pipeline &
facilities design
Integrated field
development &
Reduced operating
Reduced capital costs
Increased engineering


The combination of multi-phase flow analysis coupled with extensive thermodynamic

property prediction capabilities makes PIPEPHASE suitable for a wide range of
applications and industries, from single link
to complex networks, including:
Oil and gas gathering networks
Natural gas transmission and distribution
Sensitivity analysis
Line sizing
Field planning & asset management studies
Steam injection networks
CO2 pipelines
Gas-lift analysis
Heat transfer analysis for heavy oil
Hydrate prediction
Aviation fuel systems


Petroleum exploration and production

Natural gas transmission
Utility networks
Complex downstream hydraulics


PIPEPHASE provides a comprehensive set of

industry-standard empirical and mechanistic
methods for analyzing multi-phase flow
phenomena in pipes. Coupled with extensive
fluid models and a rigorous energy balance
incorporating detailed heat transfer analysis
capability, PIPEPHASE is a flexible tool for evaluating the complete range of fluid flow phenomena
encountered in single-phase and multi-phase pipelines.


Oil producers have a real, quantifiable problem managing and modeling their reservoirs and linking them to
the surface. PIPEPHASE 9.4 completes the modeling capabilities needed to accurately manage and model
reservoirs by developing an interface with reservoir simulators and enhancing PIPEPHASEs technology.
Integration with reservoir simulation software also allows the simulation of the following:
CO2 Sequestration
Enhanced Oil Recovery of Depleted Fields
Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD)


The time-stepping feature in PIPEPHASE

makes it a flexible field planning tool. Reservoir
depletion can be simulated with decline curves
or using a reservoir simulator to reflect actual
field development strategy. Once a field-wide
network model has been built, the planning
tool is created by setting up scenarios for
future facilities expansion along with reservoir
decline characteristics. The completed model
provides a unique look-ahead capability
for the entire asset, incorporating the longterm effects of both reservoir decline and
investment in new facilities.


The robust, field-proven network simulation capability in PIPEPHASE enables the user to model
large networks of connected wells, pipes, and associated facilities. The detailed well bore model
and extensive in-flow performance (IPR) library, combined with a complete set of surface equipment
modules, allows the user to configure the necessary details of a field-wide oil and gas gathering (or
injection) system, incorporating all of the interdependent components from the sand face to the
downstream separation facilities.


PIPEPHASEs Graphical User Interface (GUI) is designed for intuitive data input, and is coupled with a
Results Access System (RAS) for the graphical representation of calculation results. PIPEPHASE contains a
robust API (application programming interface) that allows access to calculated data, to change input data,
control of the execution sequence, and custom report generation.Tools within PIPEPHASE such as case
study, time stepping, and optimization use the API to interact with simulation data.The PIPEPHASE API can
also link to CMG reservoir simulators, the PRO/II process simulator and the ROMeo on-line simulator.


The SIM4ME Portal can easily link PIPEPHASE simulations with Microsoft Excel, and provides an
Excel interface to PIPEPHASE. It enables Excel users to interact with a PIPEPHASE simulation model
without requiring knowledge of coding or simulation techniques.
SIM4ME Portal increases the return on investment (ROI) in a simulation model by extending
the usage of a model. The simulation can be
used by anyone who can use Microsoft Excel.
SIM4ME Portal allows the user to:
Open a PIPEPHASE simulation using Excel
Change defined attributes
Run the simulation
View results in Excel
View the Solution History
Create automated case studies in Excel
Link data across multiple simulations


PRO/II and ROMeo allow for the integration of PIPEPHASE simulations within each product. The PIPEPHASE
unit operation in PRO/II allows PRO/II users to embed and save complex hydraulic models. Since it is a
native PRO/II unit operation, it can be included or excluded from the calculation sequence, included in
recycles, and PRO/II can manipulate PIPEPHASE variables. ROMeo can use compositions, temperatures,
pressures and flows predicted by PIPEPHASE to reconcile the well flow rates for certain types of networks.


NETOPT is a PIPEPHASE add-on that optimizes simulation models using a non-linear SQP
optimization algorithm. NETOPT is a flexible &
robust optimizer that can maximize or minimize an
objective function or tune a simulation to measured data. NETOPT can be used to optimize any
PIPEPHASE model, including these examples:
Gas-lift optimization
Optimization of compressor size and
placement in a gas network
Optimization of pipeline size and insulation
Optimization of production rates by
manipulating choke diameters


TACITE is a transient multi-component,

multi-phase flow simulator for the design
and control of oil and gas pipelines and
production wells. TACITE can predict
the propagation of liquid slugs during
transient flow conditions in multiphase pipelines, including flow rate
changes, start-up/shut-down, pipeline
depressurization, and variations in pipeline
topography. TACITE is a unique tool for
economical pipeline design or for defining
safe operations guidelines, due to its
ability to predict slug flow characteristics
during transient flow conditions.


The PIPEPHASE program is designed to run on a PC/Windows platform with the following requirements:
Default Installation (no user-added subroutines) 200 MB
Full Installation (with user-added subroutines) 350 MB
Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP2 (Business/ Enterprise), Windows 2008 Server Standard SP2 or
Windows 7 Professional
Proper installation of PIPEPHASE under all operating systems requires administrator rights
MS Office 2000, MS Office XP, Office 2003, Office 2007
To build User-Added Subroutines applications, the following compiler is required:
Intel FORTRAN Compiler Integration for Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003, Version10.0.027.2003,
Copyright 2002-2007 Intel Corporation.


Invensys Upstream Optimization Suite (UOS) is a set of integrated, decision-support tools designed
to provide sand face-to-surface facility asset management. UOS unites the needs of the oil and gas
production industry, current software standards, and SimSci-Esscors technical expertise to deliver bestin-class solutions to real world problems.
PIPEPHASE - A steady-state, multi-phase, fluid flow simulator that rigorously models oil and gas
gathering and transportation networks.
NETOPT - A software tool that optimizes oil and gas production operations by the integration of a nonlinear SQP algorithm with PIPEPHASE, and links to reservoir simulators for integrated full-field modeling
TACITE - A multi-phase simulator for analyzing complex transient flow phenomena in multi-component
oil and gas pipeline systems.

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