LedaFlow Improvements to Flow Technology (LIFT) is a joint industry project established in 2013 to identify areas for model improvement and ensure the industrial functionality and quality of LedaFlow. This is done by verifying the LedaFlow software developments against high quality field data, performing experiments where data is missing, sharing experience and subsequently improving the models and available features of LedaFlow.
In 2016, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ENI, Lundin, Total and Woodside joined Kongsberg Digital and SINTEF to launch the second phase of the project. Four years later, LIFT II has arrived to completion with the following R&D achievements:
- Implementation of slug coalescence and wake effect in the LedaFlow Slug Capturing® model, which gives better predictions for slug length and slug frequencies.
- Implementation of a new dispersion/emulsion framework that allows the user to manually control the entrainment/deposition time scales.
- A R&D version of LedaFlow Q3D, a multiphase flow simulation technology that extends beyond LedaFlow commercial technology which is 1D (1-dimensional).
- A tool to compare simulation results obtained with different versions of LedaFlow that also supports comparison with external data, like field data or results from other simulation tools.
The third phase of the project, LIFT III, is starting. Interested in joining? Please contact us!