Expro Excellence
Meters
SONAR meter assures $8 million for the customer on a stabilised crude oil trunk line
Customer challenges
  • The operator had an existing comprehensive inline measurement system which was temporarily out of operation
  • Production was coming from offshore to an onshore facility.  The customer needed to ensure integrity of pipeline and allocation into the production platform
  • The customer also used the data for material balance calculations
  • The customer required a measurement solution with no disruption to production and no permanent facility or pipeline modifications
  • Expro were approached to provide a non-intrusive solution
Expro Excellence
  • Expro's non-intrusive ActiveSONAR meter was selected for production measurement
  • Customer had unsuccessfully tried conventional clamp-on ultrasonic meters which did not operate effectively in the oily-water mixture
  • A data to desk system was installed and commissioned along with the SONAR meter for the customer to receive live data on their DCS system
Value to client
  • The customer received a non-intrusive solution with no disruption to production throughput 200,000 bbls/d
  • Measurements were made on a large diameter 18" line in the oily-water mixture
  • Live data was provided to the customer's desktop real-time 24/7
  • Secondary production was identified feeding into the bulk line which was previously unknown to the customer
Contact

SONAR meter assures $8 million for the customer on a stabilised crude oil trunk line

In Brief
Expro's non-intrusive solution resulted in no disruption to production
Product Line
Meters
Region
North and Latin America
Customer challenges
  • The operator had an existing comprehensive inline measurement system which was temporarily out of operation
  • Production was coming from offshore to an onshore facility.  The customer needed to ensure integrity of pipeline and allocation into the production platform
  • The customer also used the data for material balance calculations
  • The customer required a measurement solution with no disruption to production and no permanent facility or pipeline modifications
  • Expro were approached to provide a non-intrusive solution
Expro Excellence
  • Expro's non-intrusive ActiveSONAR meter was selected for production measurement
  • Customer had unsuccessfully tried conventional clamp-on ultrasonic meters which did not operate effectively in the oily-water mixture
  • A data to desk system was installed and commissioned along with the SONAR meter for the customer to receive live data on their DCS system
Value to client
  • The customer received a non-intrusive solution with no disruption to production throughput 200,000 bbls/d
  • Measurements were made on a large diameter 18" line in the oily-water mixture
  • Live data was provided to the customer's desktop real-time 24/7
  • Secondary production was identified feeding into the bulk line which was previously unknown to the customer
Contact

For further information, please contact:

nigel.webster@exprogroup.com