Being able to measure and optimize flow without physical flow meter that will reduce cost of installation and allow production engineers to monitor flow on hundreds of wells, remotely and effectively.
Virtual Flow Meter is the cheapest solution for estimating the oil and gas production rate, if compared to a physical flow meter. It mainly uses the already available data such as pressure and temperature of bottomhole and wellhead choke to estimate the oil/gas flow rates. This method focuses on finding relationships between the system’s input and output data using minimum understanding of the working physical properties. It makes no assumption on the governing system, and removes any numerical challenges when no closed-form solution is available. Since data is the main source of truth for this approach, data validation process is needed to avoid biases due to incorrect or poor data quality.