Well testing: separator vs multiphase flow meter
02 February 2015
Need sharing and experiences of using multhiphase flow meter on offshore drilling operation compare to conventional well test separator.
Many advantages of testing well without separator: smaller foot print, rig up time, safety, etc.
However, testing well just with multiphase flow meter still not a common practise. Any limitations and potential problems with this testing?
Very appreciated for any comments.
Separators are more accurate in terms of the rates provided than MPFM which is often the primary objective as it measures single phase.
MPFMs require many inputs such as PVT data beforehand which might not be available.
Go with the Separator ........cant argue with the results .
Multi phase meters have their place but not on exploration well tests.