Space-saving flow meter

cuts WAG system costs

  • Space-saving flow meter
    Space-saving flow meter

Process engineers in charge of designing WAG Injection Systems for mature oil/gas reservoirs will find that McCrometer’s V-Cone Flow Meter features a space-saving design that reduces both installation and operational costs while improving oil production efficiency. Water-Alternating-Gas (WAG) Injection is an enhanced oil recovery (EOR) technique that helps recover the oil in a mature reservoir, which has been in production for many years. This technique makes it is possible to recover significantly more oil by alternately injecting carbon dioxide (CO2) gas with water. The CO2 gas helps mobilize the remaining oil, while injecting water displaces the remaining oil and gas.

In a typical WAG system, the V-Cone Flow Meter is installed as a master meter at the CO2 source with stainless steel piping split run to as many as 16 injection wells. Even with 16 pipe runs, the V-Cone master meter maintains excellent accuracy when the volumes of the16 pipe runs are added together.  The meter itself also requires virtually no maintenance—only a simple calibration check of the transmitter.

The versatile V-Cone Flow Meter is available in line sizes from 0.5 to greater than 120 inches in materials and with flanges compatible with any application.  It operates over a wide flow range of 10:1, is accurate to +/- 0.5% and offers repeatability to +/- 0.1%. It features standard beta ratios of 0.45 to 0.85 with custom betas available. It is constructed of rugged Duplex 2205, 304 or 316 stainless steel, Hastelloy C-276, 254, SMO and carbon steels with special materials and testing