Multiphase Pumping: Fundamentals to Field Applications

Projects, Facilities and Construction

Course Description

Multiphase pumping encompasses many disciplines and different technologies. This course presents an overview of state of the art multiphase pumping technology. It covers the various aspects of multiphase pumping from concept to field applications. The emphasis is on the practical side. It also addresses many of the implementation issues for projects involving multiphase pumping.


  • Introduction to multiphase pumping
  • Key process parameters for multiphase pumps
  • Classification of multiphase pumping technologies
  • Twin screw pumps
  • Helico-axial pumps
  • Sub sea multiphase pumps
  • Mechanical seals
  • Heavy oil applications
  • 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 Attends

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) are awarded for this 1-day course.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be received no later than 14 days prior to the course start date. Cancellations made after the 14 day window will not be refunded.  Refunds will not be given due to no show situations.

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We reserve the right to substitute course instructors as necessary.

Full regional cancellation policies can be found at the Cancellation Policy page within the SPE Training Course Catalog.


Hisham Saadawi has 35 years industry experience in the design, construction, start-up, operation and project management 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 authored many papers on the topic. He is an SPE Distinguished Lecturer and a recipient of the 2011 SPE Regional Award for Projects, Facilities & Construction.

He is a Chartered Engineer in the UK, a Fellow of  IChemE and a member of  IMechE. He earned his PhD from the University of Manchester, UK.