Expro Excellence
Meters
Non-intrusive measurement solution prevents potential NPT
Customer challenges
  • The customer needed to quantify fluid load recovery and flow rate during milling and early frac-flowback operations
  • Monitoring frac load recovery and flow rates during milling and flowback will provide insight Into effective fracture length and fracture efficiency evaluation
  • Obtaining accurate flow rates was challenging due to the presence of plug debris, proppants, sand and possible entrained gas
  • The customer wanted to monitor the flow velocity to maintain the fluid returns below the erosional velocity limit
Expro Excellence
  • Expro installed a SONAR meter to provide real time volumetric flow rates and real time velocity measurement
  • Expro provided on-site real time instantaneous rate and totals of the frac-recovered fluids
  • Expro provided a non-intrusive solution and clamp-on design
Value to client
  • The SONAR meter took direct measurements of the actual flow velocity and GVF (Gas Void Fraction) minimising the HSE risk associated with screen-out and erosion
  • Potential NPT (non-productive time) saved up to 72 hours in the event of a screen-out
  • 20,000 bbls fluid and 3,400kg total solids recovered
  • 12 plugs milled per well and 2,200ft length of lateral
  • The SONAR meter measurement identified an increase in gas production during the clean-up process and subsequent flowback
  • The customer received a reliable and robust non-intrusive measurement solution unaffected by solids or debris
Contact

Non-intrusive measurement solution prevents potential NPT

In Brief
Expro's SONAR meter provides real time volumetric flow rates and real time velocity measurement
Product Line
Meters
Region
Middle East And North Africa
Customer challenges
  • The customer needed to quantify fluid load recovery and flow rate during milling and early frac-flowback operations
  • Monitoring frac load recovery and flow rates during milling and flowback will provide insight Into effective fracture length and fracture efficiency evaluation
  • Obtaining accurate flow rates was challenging due to the presence of plug debris, proppants, sand and possible entrained gas
  • The customer wanted to monitor the flow velocity to maintain the fluid returns below the erosional velocity limit
Expro Excellence
  • Expro installed a SONAR meter to provide real time volumetric flow rates and real time velocity measurement
  • Expro provided on-site real time instantaneous rate and totals of the frac-recovered fluids
  • Expro provided a non-intrusive solution and clamp-on design
Value to client
  • The SONAR meter took direct measurements of the actual flow velocity and GVF (Gas Void Fraction) minimising the HSE risk associated with screen-out and erosion
  • Potential NPT (non-productive time) saved up to 72 hours in the event of a screen-out
  • 20,000 bbls fluid and 3,400kg total solids recovered
  • 12 plugs milled per well and 2,200ft length of lateral
  • The SONAR meter measurement identified an increase in gas production during the clean-up process and subsequent flowback
  • The customer received a reliable and robust non-intrusive measurement solution unaffected by solids or debris
Contact

For further information, please contact:

nigel.webster@exprogroup.com