Global Processing

Emerson selected for $14 million flow measurement project for one of world’s largest sub-sea pipelines

April 21, 2005

Emerson Process Management has received a $14 million contract to provide fiscal flow metering systems for one of the largest sub-sea pipeline projects in the Asia-Pacific region. The pipelines on the Mumbai Uran Trunk Line are being constructed for the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd. (ONGC) of India. Oil and gas delivered through two new sub-sea pipelines to the Uran onshore processing plant will lay the foundation for the redeployment of the Bombay High Offshore region. The ambitious pipeline infrastructure development project will have a positive and lasting impact on India''s domestic energy chain.

Emerson is engineering and delivering its Daniel® crude oil and gas metering systems on 12 high performance oil and gas metering skids that insure high integrity and accurate, reliable measurement of oil and gas volume, quality, composition and calorific value. Accurate, reliable custody transfer measurement of oil and gas is critical for fiscal accounting and taxation purposes. The offshore and onshore crude oil and gas metering skids are being installed as the basis for the production measurement and allocation between the production platforms. This measurement philosophy adoption will be a vital link for the complete production measurement management chain, from production to final reporting of oil or gas sold.

The system supplied by Emerson will employ state-of-the-art compact prover technology at the Uran end to prove all the high performance turbine meters for the complete crude oil metering system, including offshore meters. Automatic sampling systems have been provided for high performance water cut measurement. The gas metering system will include the moisture and dew point computation at each of the take-off and receipt points. A high-performance pressurized, air-conditioned gas analyzer cabin will sit on top of the gas-metering skid at the Uran terminal. The gas meter runs will be designed to the latest AGA standard and will be implemented for the first time in the Indian subcontinent. The system design will be strictly in conformance with AGA and API MPMS — including all the equations and reporting. Also, paperless recorders will be implemented as a part of the local measurement data-reporting requirement.