AML Metering

Measurement is crucial in the oil and gas industry: “If you can’t measure, you can’t manage”. Measurements are made at the entrances and exits of processing plants, inside processing plants, at well sites, because of emissions, for quality control and for safety reasons. It is important to realize that all these measurements have financial consequences and risks attached.

Below you can select one the listed measurement classes to read more details about it and to find in which way Hint can be helpful to you to get the best performance with the best price / performance ratio for your measurement problem.

Several different measurement classes can be distinguished:

  • Fiscal / custody transfer measurements
  • Allocation measurements
  • Well measurements
  • Emission measurements
  • Quality control measurements
  • HSSE measurements

Fiscal / custody transfer: the cash register

The products from the processing plants in E&P are exported / sold via custody transfer metering stations. Therefore they are the prime cash register for the production company. But also the taxes are based on the sales numbers. What are the most applied techniques and which pitfalls do these have?

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Allocation measurement: the underestimated stepchild

Allocation measurements are important for the allocation of the revenues to different producing companies when e.g. shared transport lines are used (off-shore) and / or reservoirs are owned by different companies. What can go wrong with these measurements and which financial risks are involved?

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Well metering: giving insight in what is happening in your reservoir

Well metering is –of course- necessary for production planning, but they are also of prime importance for reservoir management. As the recovery of oil from reservoirs needs to be improved, well metering is increasing in importance, but the value of the information is often underestimated. What are the measurement problems of these multi-phase flows which change over the lifetime of the well?

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Emission measurement: becoming more and more important

Emission of pollutants, be it CO2 or traces of oil in produced water are more and more restricted and / or taxed. What is the current status of the measurement techniques for emissions and what could be the financial risks for your company?

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