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Development of multiphase flow metering set-up utilizing coriolis meters.

Al-Taweel, Ahmed Baqer (1997) Development of multiphase flow metering set-up utilizing coriolis meters. Masters thesis, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals.


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A field prototype multiphase meter has been designed, constructed, installed at a remote onshore oil field site and successfully trial tested. The multiphase metering set-up is based on the Coriolis principles to measure the oil, water and gas. The intent of testing the set-up was to confirm the unit's ability, in a remote unmanned location, to sufficiently separate the gas and liquid phases in a small conditioner pipe, measure the rate of each phase and determine the water cut. Thirty direct comparison tests with the conventional test trap were conducted at two pressure ranges of 250-300 psig and 550-600 psig to test the effect of different gas void fractions which ranged up to 88%. The unit was successfully evaluated at liquid rates up to 7.2 MBD. Variance in liquid rates with the conventional test trap were less than 10%. The designed set-up gave good gas reading for gas rates above 1.5 MMSCFD, at lower gas rates the set-up measured slightly low.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Date:June 1997
Date Type:Completion
Divisions:College Of Engineering Sciences > Petroleum Engineering Dept
Creators:Al-Taweel, Ahmed Baqer
Committee Advisor:Aggour, Mohamed A.
Committee Members:Abu-Khamsin, Sidqi Ahmed and Al-Marhoun, Muhammad A.
ID Code:10419
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Deposited On:22 Jun 2008 17:04
Last Modified:30 Apr 2011 15:32

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