Systems and Methods for Testing Petroleum Wells

Manus Henry (Inventor), P Casimiro Richard (Inventor)

Research output: Patent

Abstract

Systems and methods for testing petroleum wells utilize a fluidic system to receive multiphase fluid output from the wells. A metering system measures the flow rate of oil, water, and gas through the fluidic system. The metering system can be operated in a first mode in which the metering system provides time-varying measurements of the flow rates and a second mode in which the metering system measures the flow rates over longer intervals of time, for example, providing measurements of the total flow or aver­age flow rate over certain time intervals. A control system selectively and sequentially routes the output of the wells to perform a series of well tests on the wells and causes the metering system to switch between the first and second modes in response to a change in operating conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Patent numberUS10359306B2
IPCG0IF 1/74 ,E21B 47/00,E21B 49/08,G0IF 1/84,G0IF 15/00,G0IF 15/18,G0IF 15/08
Priority date19/03/15
Filing date13/04/17
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jul 2019
Externally publishedYes

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