Posts Tagged ‘oil and gas production’

Streamlining Oil & Gas Well Test Operations

Posted in Oil & Gas on Friday, April 28th, 2017. No comments yet
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The separation of oil, gas, produced water and sediments from producing oil & gas wells take place in production separators. Traditionally test separators were also installed to individually test the wells to determine their composition of these components. Technology advancements have opened up the opportunity to perform this multiphase measurement without the need for the […]

Improving Project Performance with Dynamic Simulations and Operator Training Systems

Posted in Project Services, Simulation on Thursday, April 27th, 2017. No comments yet
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Dynamic process simulations can be used across the lifecycle of a capital project from early verification studies of process designs to training the operators to prepare to operate the running facility. For offshore oil & gas production facilities these simulations are even more important given the remoteness, space limitations and transportation requirements for the project […]

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 […]

Reducing Oil & Gas Lost and Unaccounted for Production

Posted in Oil & Gas on Thursday, April 13th, 2017. No comments yet
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In oil & gas production, lost and unaccounted for (LUAF) production is: …the difference of the physical inputs and the physical outputs of the pipeline system… A “LOSS” occurs whenever the physical inputs are greater than outputs of the pipeline system. Flow measurement is a critical component in measuring for losses and for accurate custody […]

Improving Well Pad Lease Tank Oil Custody Transfer

Posted in Oil & Gas, Tank Gauging on Tuesday, April 11th, 2017. One comment so far
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Onshore oil & gas well pads have long used small lease tanks to hold the crude oil before transferring to be hauled away, typically by crude hauling trucks. Traditionally, this custody transfer process has involved operators climbing up the lease tanks, opening the thief hatch and using a measurement stick to manually gauge the level […]