SPE Workshop: Multiphase and Wet Gas Flow Measurements in Conventional and Unconventional Data Driven Environment 28 - 29 Jan 2020 The San Luis Resort, Spa & Conference Center Galveston, Texas, USA


About the Workshop

In the new world of maximizing recovery while continuing to lower operational costs, operators need reliable digital technology. Flow rate measurements are the backbone to reservoir management and to maximize recovery. Multiphase and wet gas flow metering technologies are critical tools to meet the new market-driven demands. While these technologies have been commercially available for a couple of decades, the changing operational environments and evolving digital paradigms necessitate a fresh look and renewed discussion on its applications. Traditional separators provide dual functionality of gravitational phase separation and then measurement of separated single-phase flow. Multiphase flow measurement devices eliminate the need for phase separation to measure flow rate, thus expanding the options available to the operator to optimize OPEX while maximizing recovery via high-frequency measurements. Multiphase and wet gas meters, as well as virtual meters, have been used for reservoir and process management, regulatory reporting, allocation, and custody transfer. These devices are compact, convenient to deploy, provide real-time measurement, and are relatively low maintenance.


Multiphase and wet gas metering hardware and associated flow interpretation readily integrates with, and form underpinnings of, progressive digital oilfield architectures. The meters provide real-time measurement that meshes well with surface and downhole streams of pressure, temperature, vibrations, etc. Data analytics efforts are enhanced with increased test frequency and MPFM offer the potential for shorter and more frequent unmanned well tests. For oil and gas wells producing from unconventional and tight reservoirs that exhibit significant transient flowing behavior and rapid production declines, increased test frequency along with real time measurement serve as important tools for optimizing production. 


Successful use of technology requires deeper understanding of challenges and methods to overcome them. Also, aspects such as costs, regulatory requirements, accuracy, repeatability, maintenance-needs, fluid characterization, and algorithm improvements need to be discussed. This workshop, which encompasses diverse participation from operators, service companies, research groups, and academia, will promote such discussions and exchange of ideas to harness multiphase flow measurement technology to fulfill the goal to maximize recovery while lowering operational costs.

Why Attend

An SPE workshop is a multi-day event that fosters knowledge sharing in an intensive learning experience. It provides brief technical presentations followed by extensive Q&A and discussion.

Staged in an intimate setting, an SPE workshop brings together E&P professionals with common roles and challenges to share ideas that advance both technology and best practices. They provide an environment for frank, open discussion. Press is not invited to attend.

The workshop’s program committee members solicit presentations from top industry professionals. This ensures a robust technical program with presentations that are laser-focused on best practices, lessons learned, and case studies.

What You Receive

  • Released copies of the workshop presentations will be available to attendees following the conclusion of the workshop. Speakers do not write formal papers and are not expected to release their presentations for publication.
  • Attendees qualify for 1.2 SPE Continuing Education Units (CEU). One CEU equals 10 contact hours of participation. CEUs will be awarded through SPE Professional Development for participation and completion of SPE workshop. A permanent record of a participant's involvement and awarding of CEUs will be maintained by SPE.

Remaining consistent with workshop objectives and SPE guidelines, commercialism in presentations will not be permitted. Company logos are used only to indicate the affiliation of the presenter(s).