Flow regimes in vertical and inclined oil/water flow in pipes Conference Paper uri icon


  • Flow regime behavior in upwards oil-water flow has been studied in a large diameter, inclinable, multiphase flow loop. With the pipe vertical, bubble flow occurred for all conditions tested. When the pipe was inclined by 5 or 15 from vertical, a new flow regime, countercurrent bubble flow, was observed over a wide range of flow conditions. Theoretical flow regime maps developed for gas-liquid flow did not properly predict oil-water flow regime behavior.

published proceedings

  • Society of Petroleum Engineers of AIME, (Paper) SPE

author list (cited authors)

  • Zavareh, F., Hill, A. D., & Podio, A. L.

complete list of authors

  • Zavareh, F||Hill, AD||Podio, AL

publication date

  • December 1988