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NEL Advances Wet Gas Research

NEL Advances Wet Gas Research

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02 April 2015

Traditionally, when measuring wet gas for allocation and fiscal taxation purposes, industry has disregarded the water fraction in the belief that it was negligible to the overall measurement.

However, early indicators at NEL have revealed that in some cases even using common correlations to correct for the liquid fraction can lead to errors of over 11 per cent when water is present. For a typical gas field this could equate to £500,000 per year in mis-measurement.

To help industry improve its understanding of wet gas flow measurement, NEL announces the completion of its new upgraded wet gas test and calibration facility to simulate the higher flowrates and pressures representative of today’s deep water fields. The wet gas rig can now achieve pressures up to 65 bar and gas flow rates over 2000 m3 per hour.