A Unified Model for Predicting Flowing Temperature Distribution in Wellbores and Pipelines Academic Article uri icon


  • Summary This paper presents a general and unified equation for flowing temperature prediction that is applicable for the entire range of inclination angles. The equation degenerates into Ramey's equations for ideal gas or incompressible liquid and into the Coulter and Bardon equation, with the appropriate assumptions. This work also proposes an approximate method for calculating the Joule-Thomson coefficient for black-oil models.

published proceedings

  • SPE Production Engineering

author list (cited authors)

  • Alves, I. N., Alhanati, F., & Shoham, O

citation count

  • 146

complete list of authors

  • Alves, IN||Alhanati, FJS||Shoham, Ovadia

publication date

  • November 1992