New subsea wet-gas meter provides accurate production measurement in gas and gas/condensate fields ///

Some of the world’s most challenging environments for oil and gas production measurement today are in offshore gas and gas/condensate fields. Challenges include an increased operating range, fast-changing fluid compositions, and the need for more accurate and sensitive measurements over the life of the field. In many fields, measurement of water salinity also has become increasingly important, providing the reservoir engineer with information on the rates of hydrate, scale and corrosion inhibitors that need to be injected. Furthermore, the presence of water breakthrough and water coning, and the dangers of hydrates, scale and corrosion, can have a devastating effect on well and pipeline integrity, and the field’s economics. With the current low oil prices and the need to maximize production, operators simply can’t afford to assume high risks of well integrity and production losses.

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