Case Study: Mobile Testing Package Enables Early Production

Mobile express surface well testing system helps operator achieve production goals in new fields

CHALLENGE – Parnaíba Gás Natural S.A. operates in Maranhão State and is responsible for about 10 percent of all natural gas produced in Brazil. While some of its fields are equipped with permanent measuring equipment, some of its remote wells are currently using the mobile express surface well testing system.

Brazil’s industry regulator, Agência Nacional do Petróleo, Gás Natural e Biocombustíveis, requires up-to-date production information comprising flow rates, densities, and volumes on each well every 42 days. In order to legally produce these remote wells, a metering solution
was required.

SOLUTION – Halliburton provided an intelligent and flexible solution to measure the custody transfer of these remote wells. Halliburton used its mobile express surface well testing system comprising a choke and three-phase separator mounted on a trailer, which proved ideal for traversing the rugged terrain in northeast Brazil.

In order to monitor the gas production wells in the portfolio, the Halliburton team had to operate its equipment 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In total, the team performed more than 8,000 hours of work in nine months, all without any HSE or service quality incidents.

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