Expro Excellence
Meters
Clamp-on metering improves operational efficiency
Objectives
  • An operator of an offshore high rate gas field with HPHT sour gas wells was performing a ramp-up operation to test well and reservoir deliverability
  • The wellhead was configured with dual 12-inch production lines to achieve a maximum flow rate of 200mmscfd per day
  • Each production line was equipped with an inline Venturi meter
  • Given the turndown on these wells, the customer needed to evaluate the performance of the Venturi meters during the ramp-up operation
  • The customer required a non-intrusive solution, which could handle the harsh environment of high H2S and anticipated solids content, and achieve the turndown required
  • A conventional ultrasonic clamp-on meter would not be applicable given the CRA inlay in the production line, anticipated solids, minimum and maximum velocity. Expro's SONAR meter met and exceeded these requirements
Expro Excellence
  • The customer performed well testing after clean up, during which the wells were flowing up to 30-50mmscfd
  • The customer wanted to ramp-up production to a maximum capacity up to 200mmscfd
  • Expro installed two SONAR clamp on flow meters on each production line to measure the volumetric gas flow rate
  • The Venturi flow rate data was compared to Expro's flow rates
Value to client
  • Successful verification of the installation and commissioning of the Venturi meters when compared to the reference SONAR meter
  • Real time configuration of Venturi differential pressure transmitter onsite during production ramp-up
  • The customer avoided production shutdown and the requirement to rig up any intrusive metering
  • SONAR meter indicated choke washouts due to solids content at higher velocities
  • Reduced overall time on well start-ups across the field
  • Improved operational efficiency
  • Reduced operational risk on HPHT high rate gas wells with high H2S
Contact

Clamp-on metering improves operational efficiency

In Brief
Clamp-on metering improves operational efficiency on HPHT sour gas wells
Product Line
Meters
Region
Asia, Middle East And North Africa
Objectives
  • An operator of an offshore high rate gas field with HPHT sour gas wells was performing a ramp-up operation to test well and reservoir deliverability
  • The wellhead was configured with dual 12-inch production lines to achieve a maximum flow rate of 200mmscfd per day
  • Each production line was equipped with an inline Venturi meter
  • Given the turndown on these wells, the customer needed to evaluate the performance of the Venturi meters during the ramp-up operation
  • The customer required a non-intrusive solution, which could handle the harsh environment of high H2S and anticipated solids content, and achieve the turndown required
  • A conventional ultrasonic clamp-on meter would not be applicable given the CRA inlay in the production line, anticipated solids, minimum and maximum velocity. Expro's SONAR meter met and exceeded these requirements
Expro Excellence
  • The customer performed well testing after clean up, during which the wells were flowing up to 30-50mmscfd
  • The customer wanted to ramp-up production to a maximum capacity up to 200mmscfd
  • Expro installed two SONAR clamp on flow meters on each production line to measure the volumetric gas flow rate
  • The Venturi flow rate data was compared to Expro's flow rates
Value to client
  • Successful verification of the installation and commissioning of the Venturi meters when compared to the reference SONAR meter
  • Real time configuration of Venturi differential pressure transmitter onsite during production ramp-up
  • The customer avoided production shutdown and the requirement to rig up any intrusive metering
  • SONAR meter indicated choke washouts due to solids content at higher velocities
  • Reduced overall time on well start-ups across the field
  • Improved operational efficiency
  • Reduced operational risk on HPHT high rate gas wells with high H2S
Contact

For further information, please contact:

nigel.webster@exprogroup.com