Offshore Gas Well Flow and Orifice Metering System: An Overview
Received Date: Dec 04, 2017 / Accepted Date: Dec 11, 2017 / Published Date: Dec 18, 2017
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.
Keywords: Well test; Orifice metering system; Innovative metering system
Citation: Emeka EO, Kevin I, Angela M, Charles O, Evelyn EB (2017) Offshore Gas Well Flow and Orifice Metering System: An Overview. Innov Ener Res 6: 163. Doi: 10.4172/2576-1463.1000163
Copyright: © 2017 Emeka EO, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.