Orifice meters provide acceptable wet-gas measurements

Wet-gas metering at wellsites saves capital and operating costs while providing acceptable accuracy unless liquid slugging occurs.In the process, after an operator completes a new well and produces the well through an orifice meter under wet conditions, the operator should carry out a test with portable equipment at a stable flow rate to determine the water and condensate-gas ratios. If the well only produces water of condensation, the operator does not need further separator tests unless the well starts producing salt water.In this case, a well's condensate-gas ratios will change very little and will compensate for ratio errors caused by including the vapor equivalent of the condensa...

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