NEL - Flow Measurement Specialists


With a depth of experience, underpinned by years of research and development in our world class facilities, NEL is the organisation of choice to provide testing, research and consultancy to meet all flow measurement challenges. Our client base is extensive and includes all major global oil & gas operators.

Our Services

Testing - From flow meters, to valves, to sampling systems, our flow measurement facilities set the standard for accurate measurement and can operate at temperatures from 10 to 80 degrees C, and at pressures from 0 up to 100 bar. We also have bespoke facilities which support industry needs such as erosion & subsea sampling testing.

Research - NEL is leading the challenges of advancing flow measurement technologies in areas such as high pressure production flows and flow assurance. Our current research agenda is focussed on key priority industry needs and ranges from improving the traceability of measurement in the modern industrial environment through to supporting innovation in new sensor and measurement techniques.

Consultancy - Our breadth of knowledge makes us an organisation of choice to support your needs with any Flow metrology issues, We have successfully delivered projects from metering skid designs, auditing, modelling, uncertainty & allocation, meter selection, operational disputes and much more. Our experience and access to many years of research data has been put to good use to deliver an outstanding service!

Current Focus
NEL initiatives in response to industry’s needs to urgently address the technology gaps associated with measuring heavy oil in upstream oil and gas production:

  • A Joint Industry Project will address the need for more accurate metering technologies to support heavy oil extraction.
  • Our multiphase flow test facility will have a heavy viscous oil capability allowing manufacturers and end users to evaluate equipment under realistic conditions.

For more on heavy oil, see our recent news items.