Field tests illustrate multiphase meter potential

Field tests in Colombia illustrate the potential of multiphase meters to save significant oil field capital and operating costs.For the past 10 years, the oil and gas industry has sought cost-effective and accurate alternatives to traditional test-separation techniques. The ability to identify changes in the relative proportions and flow rates of oil, gas, and water in a production well has a clear economic impact on the continued development of a particular reservoir.The process of gathering the information, however, can also be costly.Earlier in 1999, field testing was completed with a new multiphase-flow metering system in BP Amoco Exploration Colombia Ltd.'s operated Santiago de L...

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