SPE Online Education
Improving the Accuracy of New and Existing Coriolis Meters Operating on Liquids with Entrained Gas
Includes a Live Web Event on 08/28/2023 at 10:30 AM (EDT)
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Coriolis meters are widely used in upstream oil and gas due to their multivariable measurement capability, low maintenance cost, and many safety advantages over alternative measurement technologies. Coriolis meters are primarily designed and calibrated for use on single-phase applications; however, Coriolis meters are often used on applications with intermittent or continuous and varying amounts of entrained gas, often resulting in significant and/or unrecognized measurement errors.
This presentation describes a theoretical development and experimental demonstration of a novel, first-principles approach to improving the accuracy of Coriolis meters operating on bubbly flows by augmenting existing Coriolis meters with a process fluid sound speed measurement. As will be described, utilizing a minimally-intrusive, add-on process fluid sound speed measurement, this approach enables Coriolis meters to maintain near single-phase accuracy over a wide range of bubbly flow conditions.
As a result, speed-of-sound augmented Coriolis technology effectively converts new and existing Coriolis meters into three-phase flow meters for bubbly liquids, offering the opportunity for improved accuracy and confidence in many applications where entrained gas may or may not be present, including production allocation, drilling fluids, and custody transfer applications
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Daniel Gysling, PhD., is the founder and CEO of CorVera, LLC, a company with a charter to improve the accuracy of Coriolis meters operating on bubbly liquids. Daniel’s technical expertise is in the areas of multiphase flow measurement and the dynamical interaction of fluid and structural systems, and he has served technical leadership roles in a variety of industries, including Chief Technology Officer at CiDRA Corporation, and subsequently at Expro Meters, Inc, and as a Technical Fellow of Aeromechanics at Pratt and Whitney Aircraft Corporation. Daniel was a primary inventor of SONAR-based flow measurement technology and holds numerous patents in the areas of flow measurement, gas turbines, acoustics, and aeroelasticity. Daniel holds BS in Aerospace Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University and a Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Daniel Rodrigues (Moderator)
Dr. Daniel Rodriguez has worked in the oil & gas multiphase flow measurement industry since 2005, developing and testing several technologies with two industry-leading vendors. He has deployed MPFMs within a wide range of production environments. Currently, he is the Engineering Manager for Weatherford’s Multiphase Flowmeter Technology.
He holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has multiple publications on peer-reviewed journals, and has co-authored three patents. Dr. Rodriguez currently serves as a director of SPE’s Flow Measurement Technical Section and a Committee Member for API CPMA Chapters 20.3 and 22.7.
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