Continuous well-flow estimates improve production allocation

Evidence from several Shell operating units confirms that daily allocation based on continuous well flow estimates can be more accurate than the more traditional approach based on well testing. The key point is that continuous allocation on a well-by-well basis, using a software application such as Shell's FieldWare Production Universe (FW PU) assigns the right production to the right wells, unlike the traditional monthly, batch approach that erroneously allocates the difference between fiscal and well test measurement across all wells. Reference 1 reports similar findings or increased accuracy of daily allocation when compared with monthly. Several Shell operating units have adopted the ...

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