Test verifies water-cut meter accuracy in steamflood

This microwave-based device was one of the three different devices tested for accuracy in measuring water cut in a California steamflood (Fig. 1).Click here to enlarge imageA field evaluation undertaken by an operator has established the capability of new oil and water-monitoring devices accurately to measure water cut in producing streams that have different crude and water salinity. The evaluation included microwave, density, and dielectric devices.Measurement needsProducers continue to seek ways to reduce production costs while operating in a safe and environmentally sound manner. Various operators have started to co-mingle smaller, producing properties into a large single facility b...

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