Well and pipeline flow rates are often variable. Shale wells experience a steep decline curve. Pad drilling can bring on new wells, increasing flow, followed by declining flow in the future. This paper describes a strategy that can be employed to increase the operational flow range over which an orifice meter may be operated, thus lowering costs. Orifice meter turndown can be greater than is often assumed.
NEW IDEAS FOR ORIFICE METERING: INCREASING TURNDOWN USING ORIFICE METER TECHNOLOGY & ESG MITIGTIGATION IN ORIFICE METERING SYSTEMS
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