Posts Tagged ‘test separator’

Integrated Oil and Gas Well Testing

Posted in Flow, Oil & Gas on Monday, April 18th, 2016. No comments yet
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Testing the composition oil, gas and produced water and basic sediment from oil & gas wells has traditionally required test separators. For offshore platforms and onshore well pads with multiple wells, this has meant complex manifolds and valves to route the production coming from an individual well between the test and production separators. Emerson’s Joseph […]

Integrated Oil and Gas Well Testing

Posted in Actuator, Subsea on Wednesday, June 10th, 2015. No comments yet
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Testing the composition of oil, gas, basic sediment and water has historically been a batch-type operation where the flow from a single well has been diverted from a header leading to the production separator over to a test separator. These components are measured in the test separator before returning for further processing. As technology has […]

Improving Capital Efficiency in Well Pad Automation

Posted in Oil & Gas on Friday, December 12th, 2014. 2 comments so far
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A colleague pointed me to an article with an in depth analysis on the reasons behind the drop in oil price over the past several months. This economic climate makes oil & gas production project and operational efficiency even more important. At last summer’s Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC), Emerson’s Michael Machuca presented a paper, […]

Improving Oil and Gas Production Separation

Posted in Oil & Gas on Tuesday, November 18th, 2014. 2 comments so far
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One of the most basic functions in an oil and gas production process is the separation of the oil, gas, basic sediment, and water. The production separator handles this function. This separation step in the process allows the flow or production rate of the individual component streams to be measured, providing essential information on the […]

Effective Oil and Gas Separator and Heater Treater Measurements

Posted in Flow, Oil & Gas on Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014. 2 comments so far
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Going back to 1980s when I worked on offshore oil & gas production projects, it seemed that well test measurements could be a tricky business. Even with today’s technologies, the increase in unconventional oil & gas production continues to make well test measurements a challenge. In an E&P magazine article, Benefits of best practice maximize […]