About This Presentation
Dr. Kuochen Tsai – Shell International Exploration and Production
In this video Dr. Kuochen Tsai, from Shell International Exploration and Production, presents a case study where he compared the sand distribution through multiple flow paths against measured data for a liquid-solid flow distribution experiment. The case demonstrates that even with equal liquid flow through each channel, the solids distribution is highly non-uniform. Barracuda’s Eulerian-Lagrangian numerical approach is able to reproduce the measured solids flow distribution patterns whereas the Eulerian granular model does not. The validated model is subsequently applied to downhole hydraulic fracturing applications including the number of holes and clusters per fracture and the impact of fluid viscosity (slick water) on solids distribution. This case was part of a longer presentation by Shell at the 2019 Barracuda Virtual Reactor Users Conference.