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GE’s Newcastle Innovation Center to focus on subsea technology development

GE Oil & Gas has officially opened its new Innovation Center in Newcastle, UK. The center will focus on the development and testing of technology for subsea applications.

GE Oil & Gas has officially launched its new Innovation Center in Newcastle, UK, designed to drive technology development for the subsea fields of the future. The center houses GE’s full suite of testing equipment for flexible pipelines, mimicking the underwater conditions of some of the world’s harshest offshore environments. Along with a focus on R&D activity for the next generation of flexible pipelines for ultra-deepwater and high-pressure, high-temperature (HPHT) reservoirs, the center combines existing GE Oil & Gas testing equipment alongside new investments in a single site, enhancing the business’ testing and qualification operations. R&D teams are already involved in multiple projects at the center, looking at extending the water depth capability of GE’s large-bore risers and qualifying a ...

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JIP to investigate capabilities of flow meter technology for phase contaminated oil flows

DNV GL’s Multiphase Flow Laboratory allows equipment manufacturers and oil and gas companies to test, validate and calibrate multiphase technologies, such as separators and flow meters.

DNV GL has initiated a Joint Industry Project (JIP), now open for industry partners, E&P companies and manufacturers to join, to assess the capability and feasibility of Coriolis and ultrasonic flow meters. Coriolis and ultrasonic flow meters are widely accepted for application in single-phase oil flows by the oil industry. However, there is little validation or independent test results to support the claim that they produce accurate allocation measurement results, according to DNV. Inaccurate results related to the oil flow can present both operational and financial risks by negatively influencing decision-making and understanding of operational efficiency. The JIP will provide testing guidelines, a performance assessment and correction algorithms as a foundation for using Coriolis and ultrasonic flow meters for phase ...

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