OLGA - an oil fairytale
The simulation of Multiphase Flow Technology, which are transportation of oil, gas and water through the same pipeline, is one of the reasons why the Norwegian offshore industry is among the world leading industries. The pipeline simulator OLGA is important in this technology.
With the pipeline simulator OLGA, IFE has made it possible to calculate flow conditions and dimension pipelines for transportation from the well to the platform offshore and further onshore.
When OLGA makes it possible to transport oil and gas over long distances in the ocean in one single pipeline, it saves billions of dollars. With that said, it might not be surprising that the simulator, also known as OLGA fairytale, has been involved in 90 percent of oil developments offshore around the world. The idea was created by two researchers at IFE, and developed in collaboration with SINTEF.