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Challenges of Non-Radioactive Multiphase Flow Metering and a Unique AI Based Approach

Friday, March 1, 2024

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Course Credit: 0.15 CEU, 1.5 PDH

Friday, March 1, 2024 | 09:00AM – 10:30AM CT

Multiphase flow metering has revolutionized the well-testing operation by providing 24/7 access to production data which leads to production optimization and operational efficiency. Density based multiphase measurements are proven to provide the most accurate measurements owing to the fact that density of fluids are linearly related with the fractions whether it’s 2-phase (oil, water) fluid WC measurements using Coriolis or effective density measurements of 3-phase (oil, water, gas) using gamma ray source.

Due to the Coriolis limitations in full multiphase operating envelope, gamma rays have been an essential component of MPFMs for more than 3 decades now. However, there are multiple associated downsides to this form of measurements. The foremost concern with the radioactive measurements is the associated health hazards which require strict safety rules, extensive certifications, and steep cost of maintenance through authorized safety officers.

For these reasons, a lot of research and efforts have been made to develop non-radioactive MPFMs and some commercial products are available in the market as well. Most of the existing non-radioactive MPFMs use the principle of dielectric measurements which have a unique challenge of being a strong non-linear and non-monotonic function of produced water salinity and temperature. For these reasons, gas volume fraction (GVF) is instead measured using cross correlation which has its own downsides of being dependent on flow patterns and works in certain flow regimes only. For these reasons, existing non-radioactive MPFMs require frequent calibration.

In this webinar, I will shed some light on a completely new approach to tackle the non-linear and non-monotonic behaviour of multiphase dielectric properties. This approach is backed by an AI-based digital twin model. The fully parametrized model outputs the non-linear and non-monotonic dielectric response of the multiphase mixture over full WC (0-100%), GVF (0-95%), salinity (0-250,000 ppm) and temperature (-40 to 125 C) ranges. This model has been validated through industrial grade flow loop measurements and the comparison will be briefly touched upon during this webinar.

All content contained within this webinar is copyrighted by Dr. Muhammad Akram Karimi and its use and/or reproduction outside the portal requires express permission from Dr. Muhammad Akram Karimi.

This webinar is Free to SPE Members.

Webinar recordings will be available on-demand within 1 business day of the webinar completion.

For those who attended the live webinar, your certificate will be available in your “Learner Profile” within 1 business day of the webinar completion

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    Friday, March 1, 2024 | 09:00AM – 10:30AM CT Multiphase flow metering has revolutionized the well-testing operation by providing 24/7 access to production data which leads to production optimization and operational efficiency. Density based multiphase measurements are proven to provide the most accurate measurements owing to the fact that density of fluids are linearly related with the fractions whether it’s 2-phase (oil, water) fluid WC measurements using Coriolis or effective density measurements of 3-phase (oil, water, gas) using gamma ray source. Due to the Coriolis limitations in full multiphase operating envelope, gamma rays have been an essential component of MPFMs for more than 3 decades now. However, there are multiple associated downsides to this form of measurements. The foremost concern with the radioactive measurements is the associated health hazards which require strict safety rules, extensive certifications, and steep cost of maintenance through authorized safety officers. For these reasons, a lot of research and efforts have been made to develop non-radioactive MPFMs and some commercial products are available in the market as well. Most of the existing non-radioactive MPFMs use the principle of dielectric measurements which have a unique challenge of being a strong non-linear and non-monotonic function of produced water salinity and temperature. For these reasons, gas volume fraction (GVF) is instead measured using cross correlation which has its own downsides of being dependent on flow patterns and works in certain flow regimes only. For these reasons, existing non-radioactive MPFMs require frequent calibration. In this webinar, I will shed some light on a completely new approach to tackle the non-linear and non-monotonic behaviour of multiphase dielectric properties. This approach is backed by an AI-based digital twin model. The fully parametrized model outputs the non-linear and non-monotonic dielectric response of the multiphase mixture over full WC (0-100%), GVF (0-95%), salinity (0-250,000 ppm) and temperature (-40 to 125 C) ranges. This model has been validated through industrial grade flow loop measurements and the comparison will be briefly touched upon during this webinar. All content contained within this webinar is copyrighted by Dr. Muhammad Akram Karimi and its use and/or reproduction outside the portal requires express permission from Dr. Muhammad Akram Karimi. This webinar is Free to SPE Members. Webinar recordings will be available on-demand within 1 business day of the webinar completion. For those who attended the live webinar, your certificate will be available in your “Learner Profile” within 1 business day of the webinar completion

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Earn credits by completing this course0.15 CEU credit1.5 PDH credits

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Dr. Bruno Pinguet - ModeratorTechnical Director, P and Associates· Over 32 years of senior leadership experience across the renewable energy and oil & gas domains with 26+ years with one of the largest service company Schlumberger and 6 years with certifications and validations company named TÜV SÜD. · Published and delivered over 180 papers, 2 books, magazine articles, international lectures, and webinars · Believing in sharing knowledge and deeply involved in trainings · Well-versed in research and engineering, process engineering, management, and business analytics. · Subject-Matter Expert in flow measurement and multiphase/wet gas flow; and verificaiton/validation · Has been working from wellbore, to topside and subsea application of multiphase flow measurements · Currently working in allocation, comparison, uncertainty measurement, gas emissions and CO2 business. · Cofounder of “P and Associates” working in consulting business and data analytics in oil and gas business. · Currently based in Malaysia. · Hold a PhD in Fluid Mechanics and Executive MBA with Double Postgraduate Extended Diploma in “Sustainable Energy Management”” and “Business Analytics” On the fun side, has been a working resident in 8 countries in his career, had 11 positions and 54 countries visited for businesses.
Dr. Muhammad Akram KarimiChief Technology OfficerMuhammad Akram Karimi (PhD) – received his MS and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia in 2015 and 2019 respectively. He completed his BS degree in electrical engineering from University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Pakistan in 2013 by securing 2 gold medals. His research work has won best student paper award in IEEE IMS 2016, best thesis award (3MT) in IEEE IMS 2019 and IEEE Sensors Council Technical Achievement Award (Early Career). His research was shortlisted as finalist for the “Breakthrough Research of the year award” at ADIPEC 2019 as well as at ADIPEC 2022. He has been a finalist for Young technical professional of the year awards at ADIPEC 2020 as well as ADIPEC 2022. He is an author of more than 20+ international conference and journal publications and an inventor of 10+ patents which have been granted and licensed for commercial use. His invention on “printed multiphase meter” has been awarded King prize (Takreem), on behalf of the King of Saudi Arabia in 2020. He is actively collaborating with Saudi Aramco and its global research centers located in Houston, Aberdeen and Moscow. He has successfully deployed and tested his innovative designs of water-cut and multiphase flow meters in the oil fields of the Middle East. He is currently leading a start-up company as its Chief Technology Officer. His research interests include multiphase flow metering, water cut sensing and IoT enabled distributed sensing for oil industrial applications.