The ST100 Series Thermal Flow Meter, from Fluid Components International (FCI), provides precision carbon dioxide (CO2) gas mass flow measurement in a highly reliable and fully HazEx agency approved no-moving parts instrument.
Traditional drilling production technologies typically fail to recover all of the oil in a production field. Multiple industry sources have stated that EOR technologies such as CO2 injection can deliver up to 25% more production volume. According to the US Department of Energy (DOE), CO2 is particularly useful as a gas in EOR operations because it is miscible – meaning that it is capable of mixing with oil underground into a fluid, which can then be “floated” to the surface with water.
The accurate measurement of CO2 gas flow and pressure is critical to the success of the EOR process. In addition, accurate flow measurement is important for the efficient separation of the oil, natural gas, CO2 gas and water components. The separated CO2 gas and water components are then re-used to recover more oil. Accurately measuring the flow and pressure of the CO2 gas is not only critical to the extraction process, but also helps reduce costs.
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