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Offshore Gas Well Flow and Orifice Metering System: An Overview

Okoro, Emeka Emmanuel and Igwilo, K. C. and Mamudu, Angela Onose and Onuh, C.Y and Ekeinde, Evelyn Bose (2017) Offshore Gas Well Flow and Orifice Metering System: An Overview. Innovative Energy & Research, 6 (2). ISSN 2576-1463

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This research presents a concise account of offshore surface well test from objective, organization, to practical approach and in relation to orifice metering system of natural gas; against the perspective of regulatory standards. With reference to reliability, availability, affordability and including control measures governing the design, the orifice meter sometimes called a head loss flow meter is chosen most often because of its reputation in the oil and gas industry. Alternative metering system of natural gas, including robust and cost effective innovations within the industry which addressed some key limitations of orifice meter was examined. The advanced flow computer with transducers suited for orifice measurement installations is a cost effective electronic flow real time measurement system. It has telemetry features and improved accuracy under fluctuating flow conditions based on functional differential pressure root mean squared volume calculation principles. These new developments and their capabilities have reduced the market share of the mechanical orifice chart meters. Except that Electronic flow meters has environmental limitations; thus, the proven mechanical orifice metering systems are still an effective solution for many flow measurement applications.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Well test; Orifice metering system; Innovative metering system
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Physics
Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Dr Emeka Okoro
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2018 13:06
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2018 13:06

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