Wet gas, multiphase meters enable more deepwater production

Many deepwater developments will require operators to measure multiphase flows, especially in cases where a host or hub platform processes commingled production from satellite fields.Multiphase metering, thus becomes an enabling technology for projects not only for Subsea installations but also for augmenting well testing capabilities at the hubs, as was demonstrated on the Augur and Canyon Express projects in the Gulf of Mexico.1-3Currently the industry does not have commonly accepted procedures and testing protocols for qualifying a multiphase meter. This necessitates that the working-interest owners, regulatory bodies, and other parties concerned with the commingled streams review mult...

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