NORCE is doing research and technology development of sensor systems for detection and characterization of flow assurance related problems.
Flow assurance challenges related to gas hydrates, asphaltenes, scale, wax and corrosion are getting more attention as the oil and gas industry goes deeper, colder and longer. NORCE takes advantage of our competence within flow measurement and sensor technology to develop novel solutions for characterizing such problems. CMR is doing research on sensors and methods for both laboratory and on-line applications. Examples of applications are online detection of formation water break-through, early detection of gas hydrate formation, and characterization of deposits in pipelines.
See also: Flow measurement, Multiphase metering, Fluid characterization.