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K-Spice Assure Real Time

Real-time Flow Assurance system

Successful and stable flow of oil and gas from the reservoir to the point of sale

  • Improved performance

  • Reduces risk

  • Improves competence

KONGSBERG real-time models, using K-Spice and LedaFlow, utilize available sensors in subsea and topside systems to gain a full picture of production along with predictive calculations. Access to the data and a current dynamic model assist in decision support, avoiding potential problems and contributing to your operation’s optimal production and performance. 

In addition to the real-time model these systems provide a look-ahead mode, where it is possible to predict what will happen in the future with the present operation, and a planning mode, where the operators can plan future operations.

System platform

  • K-Spice® - Dynamic process simulation tool developed by KONGSBERG
  • LedaFlow® - Advanced transient multiphase flow simulator developed and owned by Total, ConocoPhillips, SINTEF and KONGSBERG

Benefits and Features

  • Benefits

    • Improves performance: Optimize operating procedures such as well start-up and shut-down time with minimal use of chemicals and inhibitors
    • Reduces risk: Implement effective liquid management and slugging avoidance, warning of wax and hydrate formation conditions, and estimations of erosion and corrosion rates
    • Improves visibility: Give Operators, Pro-duction Engineers, and Maintenance Engineers the information to make safer and better decisions
    • Improves competence: Understand your Process better, improve pro-cess familiarization and training
  • Features

    • A 24/7 flow assurance model that is always in-sync with the field conditions
    • Automatically monitors and returns feedback on future problems
    • Plans future operations
    • Smart Applications to meet operational challenges
    • Hydrate/wax formation margin prediction
    • Cool down time monitoring
    • Slug/pig tracking
    • Chemical injection monitoring
    • Holdup monitoring
    • Corrosion/erosion monitoring
    • Leak monitoring
    • Composition tracking
  • System components

    • OPC HDA Communication Link: Link between the online simulator and the plant historian
    • OPC DA Communication Link: Transfer operationg commands from plant to model control system
    • System Performance Indicator: Calculates how close model calculations follow the real plant values
    • Reconciliation Transmitter:Gathers and stores all relevant information about a single measurement

Kongsberg Digital is a provider of next-generation software and digital solutions to customers within maritime, oil and gas, and renewables and utilities. The company consists of more than 500 software experts with leading competence within the internet of things, smart data, artificial intelligence, maritime simulation, automation and autonomous operations.