Case Studies

Case Studies

Amenam-Kpono

On March 2011 –TOTAL E&P carried out a sand check operation on selected MP wells on AMD1 on the Amenam-Kpono Platform OML 99.

AMENAM: AMKP1-27 Choke 60/64 Sand Monitoring

well-teasing

Calibration for this choke was done with available flow rate parameters;

  • max, min and average Background Raw values of 17580, 2658, 12670E/s.
  • Zero values of 10500, 13500E/s,
  • Step value of 6387E/g.
  • Flow Velocity value of 9.77m/s.
  • Sand averaged 0.001g/s and total sand value was 0.061Kg during the period monitored.

AMENAM:AMKP1-06 Choke 46/64 Sand Monitoring

well-teasing

Calibration for this choke was done with available flow rate parameters;

  • maxi, min and average Background Raw values of 13470, 2669, 4030E/s.
  • Zero values of 3500, 4850E/s.
  • Step value of 6917E/g.
  • Flow Velocity value of 10.52m/s.
  • Sand averaged 0.001g/s and total sand value was 0.077Kg during the period monitored.

CONCLUSION: Ultrasonic Sand Monitoring

  • Is utilized Offshore: Shallow or Deep-water with a Topside or Subsea installation.
  • Specifically utilized for production monitoring well testing and boosting applications.

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  • Active and better sand monitoring strategy for all wells / fields development.
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  • Operator to explore the benefits of using proactive sand monitoring system approach.

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