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June 18, 2019

GM Flow develops automated technology for offshore flow measurement

Scottish start-up GM Flow Measurement Services has developed an automated technology to accurately and safely measure and analyse flow data on offshore installations.

Scottish start-up GM Flow Measurement Services has developed an automated technology to accurately and safely measure and analyse flow data on offshore installations.

The products developed by the Aberdeenshire-based start-up have secured the support of Scottish Enterprise and the company is gearing up for growth after completion of field tests.

The new technology is based around two metering products which are claimed to be safer, more robust and more accurate than others currently on the market. In addition to eliminating the need for manual intervention and costly production shutdowns, the meters have a smaller footprint, saving space on the well site.

GM Flow Services managing director Gavin Munro said: “Our expert team helps customers to fully understand and manage their flow measurement requirements; whether it be for fixed or portable well testing separator, custody transfer, gas-lift, fuel gas or high-pressure gas re-injection.

“Our new range of technology can overcome field operational constraints and functional concerns with conventional devices and equipment.”

The company designs, develops and delivers disruptive technology and expertise, from test and production separator applications to intelligent flow meters to accurately analyse gas and water injection, for onshore and offshore developments around the globe.

It also develops gas lift and general oilfield liquid and gas pumping flow measurement applications. The company’s service portfolio includes design, provision, commissioning and testing of specific flow projects.

GM Flow has launched Adjusta-Cone, an automatic and fully adjustable, differential pressure cone meter for natural gas. The device has recently completed field trials in the North Sea and the Middle East.

The company has also developed Integra-Cone to resolve common problems associated with measuring high pressure nitrogen gas flow during well testing, coiled tubing milling and gas lift operations. This device has been designed and developed as a high-pressure nitrogen flow meter.

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