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Amin Wins Best Paper Award at Upstream Production Measurement Forum

Date: February, 2016
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Amin Amin, Chief Technology Officer at the Letton Hall Group, was awarded the Best Paper Award for the 2015 Upstream Production Measurement (UPM) Forum. The UPM Best Paper Award recipient is selected by the Forum Steering Committee as the author whose paper was judged to have had the largest impact on the field of upstream measurement. The award recipient selection is made one year after the papers are published and presented.

Amin’s paper, “Evaluation of Virtual Flow Meters” (VFM), presented enlightening new findings on the performance of VFMs, which use pressure, temperature and other measurements in the wellbore and flow lines to compute well flow rates from software models.  VFMs are an accessible method of well rate determination that complements physical flow measurements from multiphase flow meters and well test separators.

Amin commented, “I’m flattered by this award because there were several excellent papers at the UPM Forum presenting new innovations in upstream measurement.” Bob Webb, chair of the 2015 Forum added, “These developments are exciting because they reduce uncertainty in the production management process. The challenges to optimizing production are always rooted in uncertainty.”

The Letton Hall Group’s present work in VFM evaluation has been sponsored by the US Department of Energy through its Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America (RPSEA), and a consortium consisting of Chevron, ConocoPhillips, GE, Statoil, and Total. The RPSEA VFM evaluation effort began in 2008 with researchers Jim Hall and Eric Toskey. Recent results of the project were presented in the 2016 UPM Forum in a new paper by Amin titled, “Application of Virtual Flow Metering (VFM) and Data Validation and Reconciliation (DVR) Modeling to Detect Flow Meter Fouling.” UPM papers are available at www.upmforum.com.

The UPM Forum is a technical conference that focuses on how to choose, implement, and validate the devices, software, information, and work processes that make up the data used to manage producing oil and gas wells.

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