September 2003

New technique for real-time watercut monitoring

Watercut monitoring is essential for well-test separators, flow stations, oil treatment plants, and oil sales tank farms. Knowing and controlling water/oil content improves the efficiency of oil recovery, minimizes transport of water, and maximizes oil quality by improving the dehydration process. Online water supervision is essential for reservoir management and production optimization, enabling reliable and continuous net-oil production estimation, well diagnostics/maintenance and reservoir model adjustment.

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