North Sea Flow Measurement Workshop makes the headlines
Industry interest is high in the up-coming North Sea Flow Measurement Workshop (NSFMW), which will be hosted in Aberdeen for the first time in the event’s 30+ year history.
Bookings for the event, which takes place on October the 22nd to the 24th, are very strong, with the workshop expected to attract more than 200 attendees from a wide variety of operators, manufacturers and other businesses. The NSFMW has also caught the attention of the trade press and was highlighted in Energy Voice, the publication and website that provides energy news to the oil and gas sector.
“The North Sea Flow Measurement Workshop is the ideal forum for sharing knowledge about technology developments, field experience and research findings,” says Brian Millington, Managing Director of TUV SUD NEL. “This is a vital opportunity, as the £50 billion global subsea market affords significant opportunities to organisations with the knowledge and relationships to exploit it.”
Ian Phillips, Chief Executive of Oil & Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC) will give a keynote address to open the workshop. His themes will include maximising economic recovery (MER) in the North Sea.
“Flow measurement is the critical foundation for dividing up the MER cake,” Ian says. “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.”
Among other speakers at the workshop will be leading multiphase expert, Anna Pieper who joined TUV SUD NEL in September to strengthen the delivery of the lab’s multiphase research, testing and consultancy services.
Senior Consultant, Dr Bruno Pinguet, will be talking about two new collaborative projects that will have important benefits for industry. The first is a Joint Research Project (JRP) aimed at developing new flow pattern maps at real world conditions. The second is a Joint Industry Project (JIP) to review the performance of multiphase flow meters and wet gas meters. Both projects will take advantage of TUV SUD NEL’s new Advanced Multiphase Facility and the state-of-the-art imaging techniques it offers.”