Two-Phase (Gas/Liquid) flow metering of viscous oil using a coriolis mass flow meter: A case study

Manus Henry, Michael Tombs, Mihaela Duta, Feibiao Zhou, Ronaldo Mercado, Frank Kenyery, Joe Shen, Martin Morles, Carlos Garcia, Robbie Lansangan

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This paper has described a methodology for developing a two-phase flow correction for gas/liquid mixtures, illustrated with a case study of high viscosity oil. The correction has been developed and tested in a laboratory for both steady and slugging two-phase flow. Field trials at a Venezuelan oilfield have demonstrated that the meter has the potential to replace conventional separators. While more research is needed to get a deeper understanding of two-phase flow phenomena in Coriolis meters, and in particular to obtain more general models based on engineering principles, there can be little doubt that Coriolis metering can now offer two-phase capabilities for economically important applications.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event24th International North Sea Flow Measurement Workshop - St. Andrews, United Kingdom
Duration: 24 Oct 200627 Oct 2006
Conference number: 24


Workshop24th International North Sea Flow Measurement Workshop
Abbreviated titleNFMWC 2006
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CitySt. Andrews

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oceanography
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Water Science and Technology


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