Article | April 4, 2017

Sub-Sea Challenge: Oil And Gas Flow Measurement On The Sea Bed

Source: ABB Measurement & Analytics
Sub-Sea Challenge: Oil And Gas Flow Measurement On The Sea Bed

The deeper the sea, the more unsuitable traditional techniques for the extraction of oil and gas become. To be able to economically exploit such sources, a different approach is adopted. Instead of a fixed platform on which all vital equipment is positioned, much of this equipment is moved to the sea bed and the oil is raised to the surface by flexible pipes leading to a ship-like surface station, the FPSO. But the approach is not as simple as it may sound. For equipment to function on the sea bed it must be designed for a minimum of human intervention. ABB develops and manufactures flow meters for exactly such environments