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Measurement of mixtures of oil, water, and gas with microwave sensors: new developments and field experience of the MFI MultiPhase and WaterCut meters of Roxar
Author(s): Ebbe G. Nyfors; Arnstein Wee
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Paper Abstract

An oil well produces a mixture of oil, water, and gas in proportions that vary over the lifetime of the well. For the control of the well and the allocation of the production it is important to be able to measure the composition of the flow and the flow rates at various stages in the process. Roxar has a line of products for these purposes. The meters are based on microwave sensors with a varying number of additional sensors, like a radioactive density sensor, a temperature sensor, and a pressure sensor. The paper describes the basic measurement principles, the acquired field experience, and the latest developments of the MFI WaterCut meter and the MFI MultiPhase Meter. A new meter that is being developed for the purpose of measuring the composition of the produced fluid inside an oil well is also described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 July 2000
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4129, Subsurface Sensing Technologies and Applications II, (6 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.390612
Show Author Affiliations
Ebbe G. Nyfors, Roxar ASA (Norway)
Arnstein Wee, Roxar ASA (Norway)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4129:
Subsurface Sensing Technologies and Applications II
Cam Nguyen, Editor(s)

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