WiOnetic is a relatively small and highly specialised company focusing on live measurement of hydrocarbon production. State of the art in knowledge of the production stream and its phase compositions has traveled a long way from early days till now and is still a puzzle. We have chosed the wording «Liquid Phase Metering» to explain our mission. Literally meaning WiOnetic is providing a new proprietary technology approach to provide a convenient and practical instrument to accurately measure the fluid phases and production rate from the wells.
In turbulent times, detailed knowledge of fluids and reservoir conditions are of vital importance to reduce cost and footprints relating to hydrocarbon production. The technology developed by WiOnetic will help optimise production as production progress. Accurate live measurements enables operators to monitor the liquid phase of the well. This enables operators to understand the complexity of the flow and to take educated decisions on the fly to adjust production parameters as conditions change and eliminate guesswork.
The ultimate in Liquid Phase Metering is the elimination of sensor parts intrusion and use of multiple instrument setup in combination and its replacement with a single unit on an individual well basis. Basically the WiOnetic technology and approach involves the use of a fluid exposed transmission line. Electro magnetic (EM) waves traveling over the line induce electric and magnetic fields and the propagation of the waves will have both electric and magnetic momentums pending on the properties of the fluids of exposure. Thus to measure fluid composition, electrical properties and flow rate, one scheme is based on measuring the change in precession over the line while the others envisions the use of the line state rigidity.
A basic problem which has prevented the effective implementation of most approaches to monitor the fluid phase of a production stream is detection, for the resultant changes caused by externally applied inputs are microscopically small. Put quite simply, the problem is one of obtaining a usable signal-to-noise ratio with the variations of the properties of the fluids.