Multiphase Pumping: Fundamentals to Field Applications

Projects, Facilities and Construction


This course is an overview of state-of-the-art multiphase pumping technology. It covers the various aspects of multiphase pumping, from concept to field applications, with emphasis on the practical side.

Topics Include:

  • Key process parameters for multiphase pumps
  • Classification of multiphase pumping technologies
  • Twin screw and helico-axioal pumps
  • Subsea multiphase pumps
  • Mechanical seals
  • Project implementation issues

Learning Level


Course Length

1 Day

Why Attend?

Multiphase pumping is an increasingly important technology for oil field development. If you need to stay on top of this current technology, this course is for you.

Who Should Attend

Petroleum, reservoir, production, facilities engineers, as well as operations and maintenance staff will benefit from this course. It is also for project engineers and managers who are considering the use of multiphase pumps in their projects.


0.8 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) awarded for this 1-day course.

Cancellation Policy

To receive a full refund, all cancellations must be received in writing no later than 14 days prior to the course start date. Cancellations made after the 14-day window will not be refunded. Send cancellation requests by email to; by fax to +1.866.460.3032 (US) or +1.972.852.9292 (outside US); or mail to SPE Registration, PO Box 833836, Richardson, TX 75083.


Hisham Saadawi is vice president (engineering) for Abu Dhabi Company Onshore Oil Operations (ADCO). He has more than 30 years of experience in the design, construction, startup, project management and operation of oil and gas processing facilities. He has worked on numerous multiphase pumping projects and unique applications. They include the world’s first installation of multiphase screw pumps operating in series, the first helicon-axial multiphase pumps operating in series, and the use of a mobile multiphase ram pump and multiphase ESP.

Saadawi has run numerous seminars on multiphase pumping and served on several committees and subcommittees for SPE conferences and workshops. He is an SPE Distinguished Lecturer and currently serves in the Editorial Committee of the SPE Journal of Petroleum Technology. He is a fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers and a member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. He earned his PhD from the University of Manchester, UK.