In recent months there has been a significant increase in demand for wet-gas testing services. This has been caused by several key developments in the oil and gas sector and highlights the importance of TUV SUD NEL’s investment in the required test facilities and expertise.
Head of Sales & Marketing, Thomas McCudden, highlighted a number of recent noteworthy projects, including a large commission project from flow metering system manufacturer Dermaga and a sizeable project that is being undertaken for process instrumentation provider Krohne.
“Overall, the increase in demand for our wet-gas testing facilities and services is linked to an increase in confidence in the gas sector, particularly in South East Asia,” Thomas explains. “In 2017, global gas production growth doubled. Indeed, the global trend in general is moving towards gas and BP, for example, sees gas taking over 80% of its revenue in the next 10 years.”
“This means that operators are bringing forward projects that had been put on hold,” Thomas adds. “This new activity has had a knock-on effect on supporting industries and contracts are being awarded to meter manufacturers and other ancillary suppliers. This, in turn, has seen an increase in our wet-gas order books.”
TUV SUD NEL’s Wet Gas Flow Measurement Test Facility is designed to simulate gas flows with small quantities of liquids present, such as those found in gas/condensate and very high GOR fields. Traceable to national measurement standards, the facility provides equipment vendors and operators access to an independent laboratory for development, calibration and validation purposes.
Since it was established, the wet-gas flow measurement facility has been fundamental in developing knowledge and capability that has allowed industry to produce and measure natural gas along with its associated liquid hydrocarbon content from marginal reserves in remote and inhospitable environments.
For more details, contact Thomas McCudden
27 September 2018