Expro Excellence
Meters
Expro assists in improving field management
Customer challenges
  • The operator is one of the largest hydrocarbon producing joint ventures (JV) in Egypt. The operator has various black oil onshore and offshore fields located in the Gulf of Suez
  • These fields are mature and the customer continues to maximise production while minimising capital investment in the assets
  • The customer wanted access to a reliable non-intrusive flow metering solution across all process conditions without any facility modifications in order to facilitate inline metering where no existing metering was available. A specific project was reservoir injectivity performance assist with pressure support management
  • The customer wanted to optimise gas-lift measurements, monitor water injection to the reservoir at the wellhead and facilities whilst determining the surface flow line network capacity
Expro Excellence
  • Traditional testing methods were not feasible in terms of operational efficiency as well as costs due to the requirement of flow line shut-in and space constraints on the platforms
  • Expro ActiveSONAR™ flow meters were deployed to the facilities both on and offshore in a range of sizes from 2-inch to 24-inch
  • Work was performed efficiently across a large number of locations without disruption to ongoing production activities
  • 46 tests were carried out over a six week period with up to two tests being successfully performed each day (12 hour shifts)
Value to client
  • Small footprint and operational efficiency allowed the same flow lines to be tested at different locations (from platform to platform) allowing for a better understanding of the subsea pipeline network and detection of potential leakage subsea
  • OPEX vs CAPEX by avoiding permanent facility modifications
  • Portable power supply and pressure/temperature gauges allowed the operation to be independent of platform utilities
  • The reporting of preliminary data was within 24 hours and delivery of the final report within 72 hours on average
  • The availability of injection data will allow the customer to improve their reservoir field management, validate assumptions for their reservoir simulation, and flow performance models
Contact

Expro assists in improving field management

In Brief
Customer wanted access to a reliable non-intrusive flow metering solution
Product Line
Meters
Region
Middle East And North Africa
Customer challenges
  • The operator is one of the largest hydrocarbon producing joint ventures (JV) in Egypt. The operator has various black oil onshore and offshore fields located in the Gulf of Suez
  • These fields are mature and the customer continues to maximise production while minimising capital investment in the assets
  • The customer wanted access to a reliable non-intrusive flow metering solution across all process conditions without any facility modifications in order to facilitate inline metering where no existing metering was available. A specific project was reservoir injectivity performance assist with pressure support management
  • The customer wanted to optimise gas-lift measurements, monitor water injection to the reservoir at the wellhead and facilities whilst determining the surface flow line network capacity
Expro Excellence
  • Traditional testing methods were not feasible in terms of operational efficiency as well as costs due to the requirement of flow line shut-in and space constraints on the platforms
  • Expro ActiveSONAR™ flow meters were deployed to the facilities both on and offshore in a range of sizes from 2-inch to 24-inch
  • Work was performed efficiently across a large number of locations without disruption to ongoing production activities
  • 46 tests were carried out over a six week period with up to two tests being successfully performed each day (12 hour shifts)
Value to client
  • Small footprint and operational efficiency allowed the same flow lines to be tested at different locations (from platform to platform) allowing for a better understanding of the subsea pipeline network and detection of potential leakage subsea
  • OPEX vs CAPEX by avoiding permanent facility modifications
  • Portable power supply and pressure/temperature gauges allowed the operation to be independent of platform utilities
  • The reporting of preliminary data was within 24 hours and delivery of the final report within 72 hours on average
  • The availability of injection data will allow the customer to improve their reservoir field management, validate assumptions for their reservoir simulation, and flow performance models
Contact

For further information, please contact:

nigel.webster@exprogroup.com