SalinityScan

Development of system for semi-continuous monitoring of salinity in well streams to remove volume measurement errors and detect water breakthrough

SalinityScan will focus on developing a subsea sampling and analysis system capable of monitoring the salinity of the water fraction in the multiphase flow from oil and gas wells. Enabling sampling of the salinity will increase the accuracy in subsea flow measurements and consequently improve well management.

The SalinityScan sampling system will be integrated in the multiphase flow line, where it will sample the flow at user-defined intervals. The fluid will be separated into its single phases and the salinity of the water fraction will then be measured. The SalinityScan data will be used to update the flow meter calibration parameters, thereby removing the offset caused by the change in salinity. Additionally, by semi-continuously monitoring the salinity it becomes much easier to detect water breakthroughs.

Project information

Project title

SalinityScan – Development of system for semi-continuous monitoring of salinity in well streams to remove volume measurement errors and detect water breakthrough

 

Project duration

January 1, 2011 – December 31, 2012

 

Coordinated by

  • Tool-Tech AS (Norway)

 

Project partners

  • Tool-Tech AS (Norway)
  • Euro Technique Industries (France)
  • Intelmec Ingeniera S.L. (Spain)
  • SubC Solutions AS (Norway)
  • Fraunhofer IGB (Germany)
  • Teknologisk Institutt as (Norway)
  • Robert Gordon University (United Kingdom)

Funding

The research leading to results in this project receives funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement n° 262646.

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