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


Tuesday, January 28

07:00 - 08:00
08:00 - 10:00
Session 1: Keynote and Opening Session
Moderator(s) Rajan Chokshi, Accutant Solutions; Nikhil Joshi, Anadarko Petroleum
Speaker(s) Bob Webb, RAWebb Consulting
10:00 - 10:30
10:30 - 12:00
Session 2: MPFM/WGFM Integration and Use Within Digital Oilfield Architectures
Session Chairpersons Neeraj Zambare, Kongsberg; Amin Amin, Belsim Engineering

MPFM/WGFM integration and use within digital oilfield architectures and strategy examines how multiphase measurement technology is deployed within integrated systems/digital twin applications and used to leverage enhanced production opportunities. This session also includes virtual and physical meter discussion and stand-alone flow sensing.

The session discussions are meant to touch at any type or scale of data integration involving the use of MPFM/WGFM, or their underlying measurements. This of course would depend on the sought benefit and the application. A short but not limited list of such applications could be:

  • Way to integrate MPFM with surface facilities: well testing or continuous well rate determination
  • Handling MPFM measurement consistency between subsea and topside installations, especially in the presence of different MPFM measuring technologies
  • Use of MPFM dynamic response in transient flow assurance applications
  • Production configuration scenarios: individual wells, commingled wells/streams, test headers/manifolds
  • Integration of MPFM with well testing operations; pressure drop (back pressure), test frequency, dynamic response, transient test analysis (rate-pressure convolution)
  • Data integration from different sources: modeling techniques, measures of improvement (KPIs)
  • Similarity and dissimilarity of MPFM and VFM - measurement and modeling, common modes or not so common, complementing roles/backups
  • MPFM use with VFM: physical flowrate measurement for VFM tuning, or as an integral part of the VFM model
12:00 - 13:30
13:30 - 15:00
Session 3: Multiphase and Wet Gas Flow Meter Performance Surveillance and Validation
Session Chairpersons Matt Zimmerman BP; Alex Vera, Pietro Florentini

Examines the techniques used to perform measurement performance surveillance and validation of multiphase flow measurement technologies in the field. Techniques include the use of meter diagnostics, process monitoring, material balances, fluid sampling and analysis, and comparison to reference measurement systems.

15:00 - 15:30
15:30 - 17:00
Session 4: MPFM/WGFM Input Fluid Parameter Characterization
Session Chairpersons John Lievois, Weatherford; Dilhan Goonesekera, OneSubsea, a Schlumberger Company

Fluid property characterization is important for any type of production well testing and is especially important for successful use of multiphase or wet gas flow meters. This session will focus on the fluid property data required to maintain an accurate and reliable measurement throughout the life of field. The session will also explore the impact of subsea water characterization for offshore gas wells.

17:00 - 19:00

Wednesday, January 29

07:00 - 08:00
08:00 - 09:30
Session 5: MPFMs in Tight Reservoir Applications
Session Chairpersons Keith Oxley, Shell; Flavia Viana, Chevron ETC

This session will cover current practices and trends in the use of MPFMs for production measurement in tight reservoirs. A panel session will be facilitated to explore the use of MPFMs as an alternative to traditional well testing, associated challenges and added benefits, and the potential for expanded deployment to sustain larger production of MPMFs at much lower capital cost.

09:30 - 10:00
10:00 - 11:30
Session 6: MPFM/WGFM Specification, Testing, and Life of Field Design
Session Chairpersons Lars Farestvedt, TechnipFMC; Sharon McCurdy, Emerson Automation Solutions

Examines the mechanical and measurement specifications of subsea, offshore  and onshore MPFM/WFGM applications, including meter life expectancy. Reviews testing/calibration/maintenance requirements prior to, during, and after meter start-up in the field, and how to optimize performance through life of field.

11:30 - 13:00
13:00 - 14:30
Session 7: Overview of Regulatory Requirements, Updates, and Historical Statistics
Session Chairpersons Dave Curtis, Anadarko Petroleum; Vijay Ramakrishnan, Weatherford
14:30 - 15:00
15:00 - 16:30
Session 8: Wrap-Up Panel Session
Speaker(s) Rajan Chokshi, Accutant Solutions; Nikhil Joshi, Anadarko Petroleum

The workshop will conclude with a summary session where discussion will center on major conclusions and common threads between the workshop sessions.