Taking Measure of Flow Meters in Phase-Contaminated Oil Flow

July 2017, Vol. 244, No. 7

By Dennis van Puten, DNV GL-Oil & Gas

Accurate allocation measurement results are a key financial and commercial driver for E&P companies. Yet despite limited evidence of the performance of Coriolis and ultrasonic flow meter technology, they are being increasingly deployed for oil flows contaminated with water or natural gas. This article updates efforts to increase knowledge and understanding of Coriolis and ultrasonic meters at a time when oil and gas operators are facing significant measurement challenges in optimizing production and generating more from reservoirs. Short-Term Agility, Long-Term Resilience, DNV GL’s seventh annual benchmark study on the outlook for the oil and gas…

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