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A wireless sensor network was deployed at the Gullfaks offshore oil and gas facility in the North Sea. At Gullfaks Field, decline in flowline pressure occasionally causes loss of flow from wells. This is not readily detected, and leads to large financial losses. The installation and maintenance of a traditional detection system is costly and complex, and requires a production shutdown. In this case, a wireless temperature sensor network was chosen to predict the loss of flow from a well.
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