Research & Development

World leading research and development at NEL is consistently providing industry with new and improved measurement methods.

NEL works together with both manufacturers and operating companies to improve current understanding and use of flow metering equipment, including flow meter diagnostics, through Joint Industry Projects (JIPs). JIPs aim to create solutions to the flow measurement challenges found in the oil & gas industry, such as multiphase flow and heavy oil measurement.

Some of our current and recent JIPs:

  • Multiphase Flow Measurement I, II and III
  • Heavy Oil Flow Measurement
  • Pressure, Temperature and Viscosity Effects in Coriolis Meters
  • Subsea Water Quality Measurement
  • Non-Invasive Flow Measurement

Our research is backed up by excellent testing facilities and a team of experienced engineers whose opinion is trusted in industry.

NEL has been at the forefront of research into challenging issues faced by the oil and gas industry:

  • Heavy oil flow
  • Non-Newtonian flow
  • Multiphase flow
  • Oil-water flow
  • Oil-gas flow
  • CO2 flow measurement
  • Erosion
  • Sampling

Find out how NEL’s Coriolis Metering Joint Industry Project supported North Sea oil & gas operators to improve measurement practices.

To ensure that NEL’s research portfolio focuses on addressing industry's flow measurement issues, we always welcome input as part of our research formulation activity. If you would like to suggest any ideas which you feel should form part of our supported flow measurement research, then please contact us today.