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Performance Report: The CARBONTRACKER Gas Metering System—A New Way for Real Time Reservoir Characterization While Drilling Underbalanced

Challenge: The operator was seeking to precisely determine the volume flow of gas in the flare line during flaring episodes occurring while drilling. Previously, height and duration of the flare were the only indication of gas presence while drilling but did not provide and accurate measure of the precise volume of gas being flared.

Solution: M-I SWACO recommended a CARBONTRACKER flare line gas metering system was installed on this location to provide accurate, realtime data of gas volumes.

Result: The trial yielded flow rates exceeding the 106 scf/d, and it was characterized by two main flare surges. The first lasted approximately 3 hours followed by 7 hours of very low or no flow. The second surge lasted for 11 hours before settling at under 104 scf/d for the remainder of the trial.


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