Project: Multiphase flow metrology in oil and gas production

Europe is dependent on energy from oil and gas and will continue to be so for the foreseeable future. Larger reserves are dwindling in number, which has forced suppliers to exploit new reserves that are smaller in size, more remote and situated in deeper water. New wells are increasingly being produced and metered on the seabed, before coming together into shared pipelines that lead to the processing facility. When oil is extracted from a well, it exists as a multiphase flow of oil, water and gas. Multiphase flow measurement systems currently have high levels of uncertainty of up to 20 %. This is significant given the world economic value of oil and gas is around $3,500 billion and $500 billion per annum, respectively. This project will improve these levels of uncertainty and undertake a comprehensive intercomparison study on multiphase flow to form the basis of a sustainable reference network, reducing financial exposure and risk for industry.

Acronym ENG58 MultiFlowMet (Reference Number: ENG58)
Duration 01/06/2014 - 31/05/2017
Project Topic Metrology
Project Results
(after finalisation)
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Network EMRP
Call EMRP Call 2013 - Energy and Environment

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 TUV SUD Limited Coordinator United Kingdom
2 Cesky Metrologicky Institut Partner Czech Republic
3 Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Partner Germany
4 VSL B.V. Partner Netherlands
5 Industrial Tomography Systems Plc Observer United Kingdom
6 KEMA Nederland BV Observer Netherlands
7 Shell Global Solutions International B.V. Observer Netherlands
8 Cranfield University United Kingdom
9 University of Leeds United Kingdom