The meter has been installed on a riser tie-in line carrying multiphase production from five separate flow lines from the Stær and Svale satellites. When production starts up later this year, the meter will monitor the riser production rates for the purpose of allocation among field partners. The commissioning of the meter will be completed at the arrival of first oil.
The Norne field, off the coast of mid-Norway, was discovered by Statoil in 1991 and has been producing oil since 1997 and gas since 2001. The field has been one of Statoil's largest single producers on the Norwegian continental shelf and in 2002, set a production record of over 236,000 barrels of oil per day. The field is currently producing from nine wells and has a commercial lifespan until at least 2015. Due to the scaleable technology used for the multiphase measurements, the same accuracy and performance can be achieved with a 12" meter as for normal sized meters.
Roxar CEO, Sandy Esslemont, commented on the announcement:
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