Running for over 30 years and alternating between the UK and Norway, the North Sea Flow Measurement Workshop is being held this year, for the first time in Aberdeen. Ian Phillips, Chief Executive of Oil & Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC) will give a keynote address to open the New Technology session on the first day.
Flow measurement techniques and technologies underpin the entire E&P process, from determining the viability of a field to operating it safely. As industry demands ever more efficient operations and marginal fields become the norm, the need to monitor and measure fluids has become increasingly important.
Being held between the 22nd and 24th of October 2018, the North Sea Flow Measurement Workshop will bring together over 200 professionals from the entire supply chain: operators, service and supply companies, manufacturers, consultants, regulators, researchers and standards bodies.
Keynote speaker Mr Phillips comments:
‘Maximising Economic Recovery in the North Sea depends on an ever more complex chain of organisations being paid appropriately for their contribution to the process. Flow measurement is the critical foundation for dividing up the MER cake – whether you are a field partner wanting confidence that you have received your share of the revenues, a midstream operator wanting to ensure you are paid the appropriate throughput fees, or a buyer wanting to be sure you are getting what you are paying for. Advancing technology is enabling us to measure the flow volumes and composition with greater precision and greater frequency, to allocate differences with greater confidence, and deliver these improvements at reduced cost – even on aging platforms.
Support for this technology development has been transformed in the last five years. The creation of OGIC (the Oil and Gas Innovation Centre - a Scottish Government university initiative) and The OGTC (The Oil and Gas Technology Centre – as part of the UK / Scottish government Aberdeen City Region Deal) means that there is now practical support for companies developing the technology that the industry needs.
Scottish Enterprise has demonstrated its support for flow measurement through a £4.9 million investment in a new research and development facility. Alongside the grant from Scottish Enterprise, TUV SUD NEL's parent company, TÜV SÜD AG, has invested £11.1 million in an Advances Multiphase Facility in East Kilbride.”
I also see a huge change in attitudes to collaboration. Operators or supply chain companies that compete fiercely in the marketplace can also collaborate effectively to develop basic technologies and approaches’
Attendees at the annual North Sea Flow Measurement Workshop will take part in discussions and debate about the application of existing technology in challenging environments, new developments, standards, legislation and the latest research. Exhibitors will be showcasing their new technologies and will be available to discuss the relative merits of their products and services.
Also new for 2018 is the introduction of Operator Overviews. Each technical session will be introduced by a presentation given by a leading technical authority from an Operator. Confirmed speakers include BP, TAQA, Total, Nexen, Equinor, and ConocoPhillips.
The programme will include technical presentations, showcase new technology and provide excellent networking opportunities. Measurement training courses will also accompany the programme (25 – 26 October). Find out more about the topics, speakers and booking process for the events.