North Sea Flow Measurement Workshop

Agenda

The full agenda is now below and also available to download. Please note that this is subject to change and will be updated regularly in the run up to the workshop so please do check back regularly.

Details on each speaker can be accessed via the sessions at the bottom of this page or on the Speakers page.

Monday 22 October 2018
10.30 Registration and coffee in Exhibition Hall
12.00 Lunch in Exhibition Hall
1.15 Call to Ballroom for start of workshop
1.30 Welcome Address and HSE Briefing 
Craig Marshall
Chairman, UK NSFMW 2018 Committee 
1.40 Keynote Address
2.00 Session 1 – New Technology 
New Technology will play a critical role in the future of measurement as we seek to improve accuracy, reduce effort and reduce costs. This session will highlight the most recent developments and novel ideas in measurement that will help end users in their roles.

Chaired by Jim Barton, BP
2.00 Operator Overview
Dave Newman, BP
2.10 Comparing Laboratory and Field Experience of an Adjustable DP Cone Meter
Gavin Munro, GM Flow Measurement 
2.40 Disruptive clamp-on technology to reduce cost
Kjell-Rune Toftevåg & Remi Andre Kippersund, XSENS
3.10 Advances in Flow Measurement Using a Frictional Pressure Drop
Craig Marshall, TUV SUD NEL
3.40 Refreshment break 
4.00 Session 2 – Value Realisation 
Calculating the financial value of flowing fluids is often not a simple procedure, especially when multiple partners and systems are involved with many inputs and outputs. This session aims to provide insight into how the financial value is realised and provides case studies of specific systems.

Chaired by Jim Gray, Emerson
4.00 Operator Overview
David Stewart
Hydrocarbon Allocation Lead, TAQA Bratani Limited
4.10 Production Allocation Deployment from Concept to Operation
Martin Basil, SOLV Limited 
4.40 Real-Time Networks Project with SGN 
Sarah Kimpton, DNV GL
5.10 Measuring Flow without a Meter
Phil Stockton, Accord Energy Solutions Limited
5.45 Joint Industrial Project (JIP)
Oil and Gas Industry Multiflow IV session on 'Revisiting Multiphase and Wet Gas Meter Performance' - Optional
6.30 Joint Research Project (JRP)
Joint Research Project (JRP) on 'Flow Mapping 2-phase and 3-phases and Fundamentals of the flow regimes' - Optional
Tuesday 23 October 2018
8.00 Registration and Refreshments 
9.00 Session 3 – Field Development 1
In recent years, the oil and gas industry has seen an increase in the demand for deeper wells, longer tiebacks and more complex allocations systems. The need for accurate measurement for production monitoring and flow assurance has never been greater. This session (1 of 2) looks at the use of these technologies for field development.

Chaired by Morten Marstein, Flux Analytica
9.00 Operator Overview
Eirik Åbro. Equinor
9.10 The Use of Multiphase and Wet Gas Flow Meters: From Past to Future 
Jean-Paul Couput, TOTAL and Bruno Pinguet, TUV SUD NEL
9.40

Sensor system for detecting hydrate formation and deposition in multiphase flow

Kjetil Folgero, Christian Michelsen Research AS

10.10 Formation water detection and the effect of MEG 
Kenneth Gundersen, Technip FMC
10.40 Multiphase Flow Meter on all Wells – an Operator’s Perspective
Ron Cramer, EP Upstream Associates
11.10 Blind testing of non-radioactive multiphase metering systems by the Joint Operator User Group on MPFM
Vanessa Richon, TOTAL 
11.40 Refreshment break 
12.00 Session 4 – Operational Strategy 
Each application offers its own unique challenges and requires a bespoke approach for successful measurement. These challenges may come from the process conditions, lack of appropriate equipment or from ageing assets. This session shows case studies of how operators have found solutions to their own applications.

Chaired by Douglas Griffin, OGA
12.00 Operator Overview
Sandy Marshall
Senior Engineer, Metering Allocation & Measurement, Nexen Petroleum UK Ltd.
12.10 Metering Skid Life-extension Challenges – Njord Field Rejuvenation
Christine Kristoffersen, Equinor
12.40 Implementation of Regression Equation on Crude Net Calculation
Gan Denson, PETRONAS CARIGALI SDN BHD
1.10 Lunch in exhibition hall
2.20 Session 5 – Risk Mitigation 
Reduction of financial risk is a major driver in today’s economy and with flowmeters being the cash register of the oil and gas industry, it is imperative that measurement uncertainty is as low as reasonably practicable to prevent mis-measurement events. This session looks at different methods of mitigating risk at various stages in the measurement chain.

Chaired by Jacek Krawaczynski, JK Consulting (International) Ltd
2.20

Operator Overview
Steve Peterson

Senior Metering Engineer TA3, Shell UK Ltd 

2.30 A field comparison of a fiscal USM gas metering station with a conventional orifice metering station
Steinar Fosse, Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, and Martin Lillo, Equinor 
3.00 Pairing Small Volume Provers with High Precision, High Flowrate Meters
Marc Buttler, Emerson Automation Solutions
3.30 Refreshment break 
4.00 Calibrating and Testing Custody Transfer Hydrocarbon Liquid Meters 
Terry Cousins, Oil and Gas Measurement Limited (OGM)
4.30 Calibrating and operating Coriolis flowmeters with respect to process effects 
Chris Mills, TUV SUD NEL
5.00 The Future of Flow Measurement Reception – exhibition hall

For nearly 40 years, the Workshop has focused primarily on providing industry guidance and operator experience for flow measurement in the oil and gas industry. Often, the presentations tackled the current problems facing industry and the challenges that have been overcome. This session looks further ahead and aims to provide detail of future developments within measurement from both academia and industry.
7.00 Workshop Dinner
10.00 Close of evening
Wednesday 24 October 2018
8.00 Registration and Refreshments 
Technical Poster/Research Session
9.30 Call to Ballroom for start of Workshop
9.40 Session 6 - Field Development 2
In recent years, the oil and gas industry has seen an increase in the demand for deeper wells, longer tiebacks and more complex allocations systems. The need for accurate measurement for production monitoring and flow assurance has never been greater. This session (2 of 2) looks at the use of these technologies for field development.

Chaired by Alan Downing, Solartron ISA
9.40 Operator Overview
9.50 Orifice Meter Multiphase Wet Gas Flow Performance – The Pressure Loss Ratio Solution to the “Ill-Posed” Problem
Richard Steven, DP Diagnostics LLC
10.20 Pressure drop of wet gas flow through DP flowmeters and new measurement model                  Professor Bofeng Bai, Xi’an Jiaotong University
10.50 Extensive analysis of performance of using Venturi meters for wet-gas conditions in field conditions
Dr. Bruno Pinguet, TUV-SUD NEL
Co-authors - J. P. Couput, Dr Emmelyn Graham and Claire Forsyth
11.20 Refreshment break 
11.50 Session 7 - Maintenance Optimisation
Maintenance of equipment is vital to ensure good measurement but it can be a costly process. Optimising maintenance and calibration through better knowledge of a system helps to improve the effectiveness of maintenance. This knowledge can be gathered through better use of all the information generated from flowmeters and the use of diagnostics.  

Chaired by James Trail, Spirit Energy
11.50 Operator Overview
Simon Barrons, Conoco Phillips 
12.00 An Investigation Into The Performance And Diagnostics From Different Chordal Integration Schemes In Asymmetric Flow
Patrick Arnould, Oil & Gas Authority
12.30 Identification of fault patterns in turbine meters of the statistical analysis by means of the statistical analysis of the pulse ratio
Manuel Ortiz Montuy, Uriel Alegria, and Jose Luis Garcia, CIATEQ 
1.00 Lunch in exhibition hall
2.00 A Grand Chimera?  Flowrate Prediction Biases of a Malfunctioning Orifice Meter Calculated in Real Time via Internal Meter Diagnostics
Richard Steven, DP Diagnostics LLC
2.30 An innovative approach to increase diagnostic sensitivity in ultrasonic flow meters 
Daniel Heinig, SICK Engineering GmbH
3.00 Best Paper Presentation
3.20 Closing Remarks 
Morten Marstein
Chairman, Norway NSFMW 2019 Committee 
3.30 Close of workshop 

Note that this programme is subject to change throughout the planning process.

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    • Monday, October 22, 2018
    •  
      10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM
      Registration and refreshments
      12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM
      Lunch in Exhibition Hall
      1:30 PM  -  3:10 PM
      Opening Remarks and New Technology
      New Technology will play a critical role in the future of measurement as we seek to improve accuracy, reduce effort and reduce costs. This session will highlight the most recent developments and novel ideas in measurement that will help end users in their roles.
      3:40 PM  -  4:00 PM
      Refreshment Break
      4:00 PM  -  5:40 PM
      Value Realisation
      Calculating the financial value of flowing fluids is often not a simple procedure, especially when multiple partners and systems are involved with many inputs and outputs. This session aims to provide insight into how the financial value is realised and provides case studies of specific systems.
      5:15 PM  -  6:00 PM
      Joint Industrial Project (JIP)
      Oil and Gas Industry Multiflow IV session on 'Revisiting Multiphase and Wet Gas Meter Performance'
      6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM
      Joint Research Project (JRP)
      Joint Research Project (JRP) on 'Flow Mapping 2-phase and 3-phases and Fundamentals of the flow regimes'.
    • Tuesday, October 23, 2018
    •  
      8:00 AM  -  9:00 AM
      Registration and Refreshments
      9:00 AM  -  11:10 AM
      Field Development 1
      In recent years, the oil and gas industry has seen an increase in the demand for deeper wells, longer tiebacks and more complex allocations systems. The need for accurate measurement for production monitoring and flow assurance has never been greater. This session (1 of 2) looks at the use of these technologies for field development.
      11:10 AM  -  11:30 AM
      Refreshment Break
      11:30 AM  -  1:10 PM
      Operational Strategy
      Each application offers its own unique challenges and requires a bespoke approach for successful measurement. These challenges may come from the process conditions, lack of appropriate equipment or from ageing assets. This session shows case studies of how operators have found solutions to their own applications.
      1:10 PM  -  2:20 PM
      Lunch in Exhibition Hall
      2:20 PM  -  3:30 PM
      Risk Mitigation
      Reduction of financial risk is a major driver in today’s economy and with flowmeters being the cash register of the oil and gas industry, it is imperative that measurement uncertainty is as low as reasonably practicable to prevent mis-measurement events. This session looks at different methods of mitigating risk at various stages in the measurement chain.
      3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM
      Refreshment Break
      4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM
      Risk Mitigation
      Contd.
      Speakers:
      5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM
      Future of Measurement Reception
      For nearly 40 years, the Workshop has focused primarily on providing industry guidance and operator experience for flow measurement in the oil and gas industry. Often, the presentations tackled the current problems facing industry and the challenges that have been overcome. This session looks further ahead and aims to provide detail of future developments within measurement from both academia and industry.
      7:00 PM  -  10:00 PM
      Workshop Dinner
    • Wednesday, October 24, 2018
    •  
      8:00 AM  -  9:30 AM
      Registration and Refreshments/Technical Poster Session 2
      9:30 AM  -  11:20 AM
      Field Development 2
      In recent years, the oil and gas industry has seen an increase in the demand for deeper wells, longer tiebacks and more complex allocations systems. The need for accurate measurement for production monitoring and flow assurance has never been greater. This session (2 of 2) looks at the use of these technologies for field development.
      11:20 AM  -  11:50 AM
      Refreshment Break
      11:50 AM  -  1:00 PM
      Maintenance Optimisation
      Maintenance of equipment is vital to ensure good measurement but it can be a costly process. Optimising maintenance and calibration through better knowledge of a system helps to improve the effectiveness of maintenance. This knowledge can be gathered through better use of all the information generated from flowmeters and the use of diagnostics.
      1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM
      Lunch in Exhibition Hall
      2:00 PM  -  3:20 PM
      Maintenance Optimisation
      Contd.
      3:20 PM  -  3:20 PM
      Closing Remarks
    • Thursday, October 25, 2018
    •  
      8:00 AM  -  6:00 PM
      LNG Workshop
      The 2018 workshop will deliver an update on the EMPIR LNG3 Joint Research Project and technical presentations covering aspects of LNG Metrology
      8:30 AM  -  4:30 PM
      Multiphase & Wet-Gas Flow Measurement Training Course
      The demand to measure multiphase and wet-gas flows is increasing in the oil and gas industry worldwide. This interactive one day training course aims to provide an extensive overview of multiphase and wet gas flow metering to meet these requirements and discuss issues encountered and future challenges. The course will provide an understanding of the complexities of multiphase and wet-gas flows, effective metering techniques, selection and testing of meters and flow assurance strategies.
    • Friday, October 26, 2018
    •  
      9:00 AM  -  4:00 PM
      LNG Training
      The training will focus on the research activities of the LNG3 project which includes general introduction to LNG metrology, reducing the uncertainty in LNG dynamamic flow measurements and development of sensors for LNG density, methane number and methane slip.
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