A test separator is used for the separation of oil, water and gas to
determine production volumes. If a two-phase separator is used, the
combined liquids must be measured and reported for plant proration and royalty reporting. Water cut measurement can be challenging
because the liquids being measured are comprised of an oil/water mix
with the oil typically at the hydrocarbon vapour pressure.
Measurement of live fluid is a complex process control problem.
Production fluids change characteristics over the life of a well. Spartan’s
NOC (Net Oil Computer) reports alarms and warnings when conditions
affecting measurement occur. This information can help determine
what is happening to the well at a given time and ensure accurate
measurement. The Net Oil Computer can be integrated into a plant
SCADA host system for remote operation and data analysis.
Production fluids must be
accurately measured for plant
proration, and government
reporting compliance. In many
cases, remote test separator
control is a requirement
because wells produce a
mixture of oil, water and gas.
Spartan’s Wellhead NOC
(Net Oil Computer) provide accurate measurement
for volume and water cut in
compliance with regulatory
guidelines. Our NOC solution
is expandable, providing
customers with multiple options for their automation requirements. Specification time was reduced, saving our
customer $25,000 in billable