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Description

One of the most critical factors in reporting a well’s raw gas production correctly is to know whether the site fuel is taken off upstream or downstream of the well’s main gas production meter. For example, the main production meter of a well reads 300 e3m3 and the fuel meter reads 18.5 e3m3 for a given month.

  • If the fuel meter is located upstream of the main meter, the volume produced should be 318.5 e3m3 and the volume transferred to the downstream facility should be 300 e3m3.
  • If the fuel meter is located downstream of the main meter the volume produced should be 300 e3m3 and the volume transferred to the downstream facility should be 281.5 e3m3. If this is set up in the Production Accounting software incorrectly, your company is exposed to a significant rework risk, wherever you have partners.

How  FacilityStudio  provides  value  

To ensure accurate reporting, clients can leverage FacilityStudio to complete the following steps:

    1. Confirm the fuel take off is upstream or downstream of the main production meter in your measurement schematics. The following example shows an upstream and downstream take off example in FacilityStudio.

 

  1. Verify the fuel meters or fuel gas estimate and main production meters are correctly set up in your accounting system based on whether the fuel meter is upstream or downstream.
  2. If problems are identified, correct them in your production accounting system and/or in the measurement schematic as required.