Over the last two decades the development, evaluation and use of Multiphase Flow Meters (MFM) systems has been a major focus for the oil & gas industry worldwide. Since the early 1990s, when the first commercial meters started to appear, there have been over 3,500 field applications of MFM for field allocation, production optimisation and well testing. So far, many alternative metering systems have been developed, but none of them can be referred to as generally applicable or universally accurate. This course reviews and assesses both established and novel technologies suitable for measuring the flow rates of gas, oil and water in a three-phase flow. The technologies already implemented in the various commercial meters are evaluated in terms of advantages or shortcomings from an operator point of view. The lessons learned about the practical reliability, accuracy and use of the available technology are discussed. The course provides a critical and independent review of the current status and future trends of MFM.
Course Level: Skill Instructor: Gioia Falcone
Designed for you, if you are...
A reservoir engineer or production engineer who uses production data for the calibration and history matching of reservoir and wellbore flow models, and for the optimisation of reservoir management and production operations
A metering or allocation engineer who wants to learn the differences between conventional (single-phase) and multiphase flow measurement
A professional who has to select, install, operate and interpret multiphase flow meters
You should have some basic knowledge and understanding of conventional fluid metering and fluid properties.
How we build your confidence
Starting with an introduction to the complexities of the multiphase flows encountered in the oil & gas industry, the fundamental approaches to metering such flows are presented, vis-à-vis the solutions already implemented to date.
Special application areas, such as wet gas metering and heavy oil metering, are then introduced. Once the key multiphase measurement principles are understood, their current applicability for different metering purposes (from reservoir management to custody transfer) will be discussed, also in relation to estimating reserves.
The course includes short films and class discussions of selection criteria and field implementation issues.
The benefits from attending
By the end of the course you will feel confident in your understanding of:
The fundamentals of multiphase metering in petroleum engineering applications
The current limitations of the available technology
The interdisciplinary aspects of multiphase flow metering, which span from reservoir management to production optimisation, as well as from production allocation to reserves estimation
Multiphase flow fundamentals
Introduction to multiphase flow metering
Multiphase flow metering principles
Key multiphase flow metering techniques
Current status and limitation of multiphase flow metering