Archive for the ‘Flow’ Category

Avoiding Missed Gas Volume Flow Measurements in Plunger Lift Wells

Posted in Flow, Oil & Gas on Thursday, April 20th, 2017. No comments yet
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Measuring flow rates on producing gas wells can be difficult on plunger lift applications. The mechanical plungers are used to remove water slugs which build up and reduce production rates. When the plunger pulls up the well bore, the differential pressure (DP) flow measurement can spike beyond the range of the DP transmitter. This spike […]

Advances in Oil and Gas Produced Fluids Multiphase Measurement

Posted in Flow, Oil & Gas on Tuesday, February 21st, 2017. No comments yet
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It’s encouraging to see the comeback in shale oil & gas production here in the U.S. Oil & gas producers have made great strides in lowering the costs of drilling, hydraulic fracturing & completion and ongoing well pad production. A recent CPI Financial article noted: Shale oil output in the US may grow sequentially by […]

Under Pressure: New Developments in High-Pressure Chemical Injections

Posted in Flow, Oil & Gas on Friday, February 10th, 2017. No comments yet
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Over in LinkedIn, Emerson’s Travis Stone has posted part 3, Under Pressure: Emerson Announces a New Development in High Pressure Chemical Injections, in our series on improving chemical injection processes. These posts highlight the issues associated with underinjecting chemicals and the excessive costs associated with over injection. Optimimum rates of injection help assure piping integrity […]

Chemical Injection: Why Waste Money on Injecting Excessive Chemicals?

Posted in Flow, Oil & Gas on Wednesday, February 1st, 2017. No comments yet
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Author: Clément Villevière The answer is clear, offshore producers want to guard against risky chemical under-injection and they lack confidence in the reliability of traditional chemical injection systems. Over the past few years, the oil & gas industry has experienced a major shift from a relativity high cost operating environment to the current low-cost environment […]

Vortex Flow Meter Principles of Operation

Posted in Education, Flow on Friday, January 20th, 2017. No comments yet
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In yesterday’s post, we looked at three different flow measurement technologies used in fiscal metering applications—differential pressure (DP), Coriolis, and Ultrasonic. Today let’s look at flow measurement with vortex flow meters. There is a new, very educational video on the Rosemount YouTube channel, Introduction to Vortex Flow Meter Technology. This 4:49 video explains the basic […]