OSLO, Norway – Software specialist Arundo Analytics has teamed up with ABB to form what the duo claim are the first cloud-based virtual multi-phase flow meters (MPFMs) for the offshore oil and gas industry.
“Our customers are demanding lower purchase, installation, and ongoing support costs in their operations,” said Espen Storkaas, ABB Group vice president for Offshore Oil & Gas Digital.
“Using the scalable Arundo software to combine physical models with the latest in data science and machine learning, we are able to bring a number of innovative, cloud-based data-driven applications to the oil and gas industry.”
ABB has employed broad physical modeling and simulation experience to deliver analytical insights, including modeling flows of individual phases of various intermingled fluids in a single stream. These flows are typically measured with costly MPFMs.
The new cloud-to-cloud solution will provide connectivity between ABB Ability and Arundo’s Composer and Fabric software to offer a more affordable and reliable option to oil and gas operators.
The ‘virtual flow meter’ is designed to provide analytics to help facilities derive real-time data to allow the user to better understand the constituent properties of any stream of produced fluids.
“Arundo’s software is purpose-built for taking desktop-based analytical models into live, online environments in just minutes. This collaboration will give the industry more transparency into their operations,” said Mogens Mathiesen, co-founder and commercial lead at Arundo.