Expro Excellence
Clamp-on measurement on coated and wrapped pipe surfaces
Customer challenges
  • The operator was engaged in a brownfield redevelopment with an extensive investment in waterflooding to support installation of field wide electrical submersible pumps (ESP) to improve production
  • The operator had a data measurement gap on the water injector wells, an understanding of surface flow rates and injectivity across the field was required
  • The customer was constrained by the aging surface piping network and localised inspection had identified material loss due to corrosion. Subsequently, the customer needed to reinforce their piping to achieve an increase in water injectivity rates
  • The reinforcement was performed with either an asphalt coating or composite wrap material that when applied leaves a non-uniform surface finish
  • Conventional industrial ultrasonic clamp on meters are unable to make measurements through this irregular surface finish
Expro Excellence
  • Expro was approached to utilise SONAR meters to test these wells
  • A range of SONAR meter sizes were deployed for the non-standard pipe outside diameter (OD) due to the composite wrap and asphalt coating
  • Initially the customer trialled the SONAR meter on both coated, composite wrapped and uncoated pipes
  • This proved the viability of using the SONAR meter on the asphalt coated and composite wrapped pipes
Value to client
  • The customer was able to measure injectivity across the field to help with overall field redevelopment optimisation
  • The results provided the SONAR meter's adaptability to deal with non-standard pipe sizes and non-uniform surfaces without any degradation of measurement quality
Contact

Clamp-on measurement on coated and wrapped pipe surfaces

In Brief
The customer was able to measure injectivity across the field to help with overall field redevelopment optimisation
Product Line
Region
Middle East And North Africa
Customer challenges
  • The operator was engaged in a brownfield redevelopment with an extensive investment in waterflooding to support installation of field wide electrical submersible pumps (ESP) to improve production
  • The operator had a data measurement gap on the water injector wells, an understanding of surface flow rates and injectivity across the field was required
  • The customer was constrained by the aging surface piping network and localised inspection had identified material loss due to corrosion. Subsequently, the customer needed to reinforce their piping to achieve an increase in water injectivity rates
  • The reinforcement was performed with either an asphalt coating or composite wrap material that when applied leaves a non-uniform surface finish
  • Conventional industrial ultrasonic clamp on meters are unable to make measurements through this irregular surface finish
Expro Excellence
  • Expro was approached to utilise SONAR meters to test these wells
  • A range of SONAR meter sizes were deployed for the non-standard pipe outside diameter (OD) due to the composite wrap and asphalt coating
  • Initially the customer trialled the SONAR meter on both coated, composite wrapped and uncoated pipes
  • This proved the viability of using the SONAR meter on the asphalt coated and composite wrapped pipes
Value to client
  • The customer was able to measure injectivity across the field to help with overall field redevelopment optimisation
  • The results provided the SONAR meter's adaptability to deal with non-standard pipe sizes and non-uniform surfaces without any degradation of measurement quality
Contact

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