Erosion monitoring manages sand production

Reidar Birkeland Saga Petroleum a.s Stavanger, Norway Svein Erik Lilleland CorrOcean Inc. Houston Roy Johnsen, Nils A. Braaten CorrOcean ASA Trondheim, Norway Sand monitoring based on erosion measurements has substantially reduced the cost of producing fields in terms of controlling damage to process equipment such as piping, chokes, valves, and fittings. In addition to being a safety device, the on-line sand monitoring equipment can lower capital expenditures by reducing the production system tolerances with respect to erosion. An on-line system mounted on a subsea christmas tree will verify and quantify the sand being produced. Consequently, this allows the operator to ...

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