Olga slug tracking

Track and quantify each individual slug, from formation to pipeline outlet or to slug extinction.


The Olga Slug Tracking module has the unique capability to track each individual slug from formation to either exit from the pipeline or extinction. The model considers the mechanisms of slug formation, merging of slugs, growth, and decay of slugs.

Terrain slug in a subsea pipeline

The Olga Slug Tracking module is especially useful in production facilities design, enabling engineers to determine whether downstream equipment (such as separators and compressors) will be capable of properly processing anticipated slugs.

  • Models slug formation, merging of slugs, and growth and decay of slugs
  • Handles hydrodynamic, terrain, start-up, rate change induced slugging, and slugging generated from pigging
  • Quantifies the volume and composition of slugs
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NExT Olga training courses

NExT offers a comprehensive training program to support users of the SLB software, plugins, and other software products.

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