Shale/tight gas: allocation metering

Gas from unconventional sources such as shale (referred to as “tight gas”) or coal seams is often extracted from many wells distributed over a large area. The volume from each well is tallied continuously in order to maintain reservoir integrity, manage field production, and monitor gathering system balance. The meter incorporated at or near the wellhead needs to operate precisely and reliably taking into consideration that the extracted raw gas might contain water, natural gas condensates, and potentially highly corrosive and toxic components.

  • Following product families can be used
    Gas flow meters for custody transfer and process applications
    • Highly efficient ultrasonic transducer - up to gas temperatures of 280 °C and pressures up to 450 bar
    • Direct path layout
    • Intelligent self-diagnostics
    • Compact, robust design
    • Integrated log book and data logger
    • Large measuring range 1:120
    • Bidirectional measurement
    • Low power consumption: <1 W
    Ultrasonic gas flow meter for upstream applications
    • Wide measuring range that covers the measuring ranges of several orifice plates
    • Precision manufactured 10D inlet piping included
    • Accuracy of ± 1% – no high pressure flow calibration required
    • Capable of remote diagnostics
    • Design for wet gas applications
    • New diagnostic feature – wet gas detection
    • Low maintenance