Emerson Process Management has opened a flow loop facility for Roxar technologies in Stavanger.
The new facility will increase production capacity and drive future developments in multiphase meters, enabling oil and gas operators to access continuous well and flow rate information and derive maximum reservoir performance from their multiphase meters and production data.
Oil and gas flows
The facility is designed to replicate three-phase flows in oil and gas production and will play a key role in ensuring that Emerson continues to support its oil and gas customers by delivering reliable and accurate topside and subsea flow meters that operate across all reservoir conditions over the lifetime of a well.
The 200 m2 flow loop facility will also increase capacity to run Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT) without relying on third party facilities, and consequently improving delivery times. The new facility is also an important tool for research and development, enabling easy access for the testing of both existing and new technologies and concepts.
President of Emerson’s Roxar business, Steve Grundmeier, commented: “At a time of increasing reservoir complexity and rapidly changing well conditions, multiphase meters today are facing new challenges and growing demand.
“That’s why the flow loop facility and the technologies incorporated within it are so important. The new facility will allow us to rigorously test and validate our flow metering portfolio, enable us to increase production capacity and control our delivery schedules, and ensure that we continue to drive innovation in flow metering.”
The flow loop facility mixes diesel, salted tap water and nitrogen to imitate the multiphase flow coming out of oil and gas production wells. Emerson’s Micro Motion® ELITE® Coriolis meters provide reference measurements and Emerson’s DeltaV™ distributed control system is used to control and operate the flow loop and log data from the reference instrumentation and the multiphase meters being tested.
Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward
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