Remote surveillance and diagnostic system
Enable proactive support for operational issues.
Using a unique patent-pending measurement-based analysis approach, the sensor enables chemical dosage based on a measurement of the ratio of chemicals to water downstream of the injection—down to part-per-million precision and in a fraction of a second.
The AquaWatcher sensor can detect minuscule quantities of water in multiphase and wet gas flows and determine the salinity of that water. It can also determine the ratio of injected chemicals to water. The AquaWatcher sensor can measure the conductivity of produced water at any gas volume fraction (GVF) and most water cuts, including in the transition zone from oil to water continuous mixtures.
Breakthrough of injected water in waterflood applications can be detected at very low concentrations, and crucial information about the origin of produced water can be provided.
The AquaWatcher sensor uses the reflection of a microwave signal to measure the permittivity and conductivity of the fluid mixture locally—for example, near the pipe wall in a process pipe. It can be installed anywhere in a subsea production system, including at the wellhead or in a subsea tree, either stand-alone or integrated with a multiphase or wet gas flowmeter.
Determine the origin of the water (e.g., the formation, injected water, or a mixture of the two) and adjust water properties for multiphase metering applications.
Detect the onset of formation water production, measure the rate of formation water, and manage the injection of chemicals for flow assurance and other purposes.
Fast-track execution of the project was a key factor in the development's decision-making process and a main driver in the definition of the technology selected for the subsea production system.
Enable chemical dosage down to part-per-million precision and in a fraction of a second.
EPCI contract includes supply of subsea production system.
Performance of the conductivity measurement will be checked against the best flow loop references around the world.
In subsea business, the use of wetgas flowmeter is becoming a standard for deep and ultradeep field development.