Concept Paper for Small Footprint Welltest Package

Concept Paper
Small Footprint Welltest Package

April 2013
Author: James Antony Stenhouse

H2Oil UK Ltd.


Allowing 4.  Dual Compartment Surge tank (2.9m) (80bbl) This would be replaced by a dual compartment surge tank with a footprint of 1. Purpose/Rationale Well test packages normally have a total foot print of between 35-45m2. Potential Applications With many locations/rigs having limitations on package size this concept least the following scenarios: 2  Remote locations requiring helicopter portable packages where flow rates are out within normal package limits.3 / DNV 2. (Total Volume 22bbls) This would be replaced by a 21”x8’ Separator with a foot print of 3m x 1.5m (Total Volume 11. H2Oil UK Ltd. .000bbls/day Oil with 1 minute retention time and 35 MMscf/day Gas. Satellite platforms)  Locations with limited lifting facilities (Crane max 10tonne)  Less cost due to small equipment manufacturing.5bbls) The separator would be designed within NACE MR0175 / ASME Sec VIII Div 1 / ASME B31.Concept Paper for Small Footprint Welltest Package This concept paper is a short description of the proposed outlines and reasoning behind the concept and potential applications. (not including Labs/Storage containers). Many locations or job requirements would have a big problem getting this size of equipment either to the location or located in an area suitable for performing a well test. These would be resized as follows:  Normally a Separator 42”x15’ is 6m x 2.7m (total volume 25bbls).5m x 1.  Locations with limited deck space (Normally Unattended Installations. Therefore a package with a smaller footprint and lighter weight would enable easier mobilisation and also designed in a way that it can cope with the higher flow rates as a normally sized package.7-1. The 1440psi separator and surge tank.4m. Concept Description The concept outline is to reduce the size of the two largest components of any well test package.5m x 2.

This will be done by the following:  Separator pressure constantly monitored and on other three trains Multiphase Pressure control valves will reposition to maintain same pressure as Separator. So the aim is to redesign the process method based on proved theory with unproved process applications. Concept Goals The goal is to split the total flow into separate trains and thus only measure a certain percentage of the flow and then to multiply this to gather a total rate. 3 . For this concept we will split the flow into 4 trains and measure only 25% of flow. The fisher control valves could either be controlled electronically via a SCADA system or realtime via tallied in Fisher control panels. SepP=Train1P=Train2P=Train3P SepP Train1 In Out Train2 Train3  H2Oil UK Ltd.Concept Paper for Small Footprint Welltest Package Concept Aim and Goals Concept Aim The aim is to reduce the size of the package without limiting flow rates. As above you can see whilst downsizing the vessels you are decreasing volumetric capabilities and thus reducing overall flow rate availabilities. Concept Methods For each flow train to match in multiphase flow rates they will have to maintain an equal pressure across all trains.

. SepP Train1 In Train2 MPFM Out Train3 -----------------------------------------------------------END-------------------------------------------------------------- 4 H2Oil UK Ltd.Concept Paper for Small Footprint Welltest Package Concept Proving Method To prove the correctness of the 4 trains a MPFM could be added to the three bypass trains and confirm that they supply 75% and the vessel supplies 25% of flow rate.