16th North Sea Flow Measurement Workshop 1998

Multiphase Metering - The Challenge of Implementation

Mr A.W. Jamieson, Shell U.K. Exploration and Production

1. Introduction

“Multiphase flow measurement” is a term that has been increasingly heard since about 1980 amongst operators in oil companies and designers of oilfield facilities. For some, it promised measurement capabilities under new and trying conditions. They saw a need to simplify the design and improve the control of production facilities. They considered that, unless multiphase measurement techniques were improved, it would be virtually impossible to know what was happening in the advanced subsea systems or on the unmanned satellite platforms that were being planned. In...

Recent Experience on Implementation of New Techniques of Gas Metering

Andrew W. Jamieson, Shell U.K. Exploration and Production

1. Summary

Gas metering in the oil and gas industry is changing rapidly with the steady introduction of new metering techniques, which will supplant or co-exist alongside traditional methods. Gas metering fits readily into a concept in which any oil and gas industry metering application is a special application of multiphase metering. Recent experience in...

22-25 SEPTEMBER 1998

Implementation of new technology metering

by A.W. Jamieson, Shell U.K. Exploration and Production


Flow measurement in the Oil and Gas industry is undergoing a revolution, and this is particularly evident in the North Sea. Novel techniques such as wet gas metering, ultrasonic metering are being applied for gas, while clamp-on ultrasonic metering and radar tank gauging are being tried out...

Orifice Plates

Orifice Plate - An orifice plate is a device used for measuring flow rate, for reducing pressure or for restricting flow (in the latter two cases it is often called a restriction plate). Either a volumetric or mass flow rate may be determined, depending on the calculation associated with the orifice plate. It uses the same principle as a Venturi nozzle, namely Bernoulli's principle which states that there is a relationship between the pressure of the fluid and the velocity of...

Multiphase Flow Metering

Multiphase Metering - the Challenge of Implementation

High-Performance Multiphase Metering - a Personal Perspective

Good Practice Guide - An Introduction to Multiphase Flow Measurement - This guide provides an introduction to multiphase flow measurement. Firstly, the document covers key definitions associated with multiphase flow before moving on to multiphase flow patterns and properties. Multiphase flow measurement technologies are introduced, along with...

New Developments in Metering technology

Implementation of New Technology Metering

Recent Experience on implementation of new techniques of gas metering

Kindly provided by Andy Jamieson

Sonic Techniques

Sonar flow technology is a new class of industrial flow meters, utilizing measurement principles that are distinct from all conventional flow meter technologies. From CiDRA.

Coriolis Flowmeters

The following technical papers are from Emerson Process Management

Coriolis Tutorial - TUTOR is where you can explore the basics of Coriolis theory to understand the capabilities only Micro Motion Coriolis technology offers your process.

Coriolis Technology Creates Superior Meters - Chuck Stack, Micro Motion Inc.

The Coriolis Revolution - Gene Perkins Micro Motion Inc.

Mass Flow Measurement Accuracy in Process Industries - John Dolenc, Emerson Process Management.

Flow Measurement information Notes.

Static Properties, not in motion

Static pressure, the pressure exerted by fluids at rest.


Density is a measurement of the proximity of molecules that make up a substance. Density is Mass per Unit of Volume ( r = m / V ), where: r = Density, m = Mass, and V = Volume.

Effects of Temperature and Pressure on Density

Heating causes a substance to expand, increasing its volume, and decreasing its density. Cooling causes a substance to contract...

Flow & Level Calibration Notes

Differential Pressure Transmitter Calibration


In the Differential Pressure Transmitter, as flow increases, the differential pressure increases, and when flow decreases the differential pressure decreases. For example, an orifice plate is placed in a pipe to restrict the fluid flow. This restriction creates a pressure drop that can be converted to flow rate. The differential pressure transmitter measures the pressure drop created, by...