Newsletter | February 19, 2020

02.19.20 -- Oil Production From DOI-Managed Leases Surpasses 1 Billion Barrels


In This Issue:

Featured Articles
Solving Difficult Level And Flow Measurement Problems In Crude Oil Production Processes
By Mark Thomas, Endress+Hauser, USA

Oil producers often deal with troublesome applications including water carry over into the oil leg of separators, entrained gas in oil and water legs, emulsion layers inside the separator, varying densities, and remote areas. These concerns can be difficult for traditional instrumentation to measure, but modern level and flow instruments have been developed to successfully address these issues.

A Guide To Ultrasonic Flow Meter Calibration

Ultrasonic flow meters — which rely on high frequency sound waves for more precise readings — are ideal for a variety of applications because they don’t have moving parts and are not subject to drift over time. However, these meters measure fluid velocity, so they strongly depend on a known cross-sectional meter area for volumetric flow metering.

Direct Mass Measurement Of Vent Gas (Flash Gas) Flow Rates
By Fox Thermal Instruments, Inc.

Rising levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the atmosphere are a subject of general concern and increasing environmental regulation. In order to monitor and quantify emissions, VOC concentrations as well as VOC flow rates must be measured to evaluate mass emission rate.

Recommended Resources
Level And Flow Applications For Well Site Production

When it comes to ensuring safety and efficiency, choose a level and flow control partner you can trust to get the job done right.

Digester Gas Flow Meter Model ST51
Plant engineers responsible for improving digester processes or utilizing the biogas as a fuel source will find the new Model ST51 mass flow meter from Fluid Components International is designed as an application-specific solution to meet their unique needs.
Remote Analysis Of Equipment Performance

Gas is injected into wells to increase production. Due to the geographical distribution of wells, there are a large number of compressors (over 140 units) that need routine monitoring by a small number of staff. Read more to learn how early detection of compressor operating problems allows operating condition adjustment and improved maintenance planning leading to lower maintenance costs and less production losses.