Multiphase flowmeters test wells in Netherlands

Click here to enlarge imageNederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij (NAM) deployed multiphase flowmeters at its onshore Pernis West facility to obtain oil well performance data without the need for traditional well-test equipment.According to the well-test service provider, Expro North Sea Ltd., the multiphase meters eliminated the need to depressurize the system and flare hydrocarbons. It says data were collected from three wells, each with different flowrates and conditions, without production disruption.Expro describes the process as having a minimal pressure drop across the system that allowed the produced fluids to be routed to a nearby production facility without recompression of the hyd...

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