[12] Patent
[11] Patent No.:GC0009492  
[45] Date of Publishing the Grant of the Patent: 31/Dec /2018                56/2018  
Number of the Decision to Grant the Patent:2018/142522
Date of the Decision to Grant the Patent:31/Dec/2018

[21] Application No.:GCC/P/2009/13540

[22] Filing Date:20/5/2009

[30] Priority:

[33] State [32] Priority date [31] Priority No.
US
17/6/2008
12/140,844

[72] Inventor: Mohammed Najim Al-Khamis

[73] Owner: SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY, R-3296, Administration Building, 31311, Dhahran , Saudi Arabia

[74] Agent: Suleiman I. Al-Ammar Law Office

  

 

  

[51]IPC:
Int. Cl.: E21B47/10; G01N33/28; G01N9/26 (2006.01)

[56] Cited Documents:

-US 4417474 A (ELDERTON PETER P [US]) 29 November 1983
-WO 9961887 A1 (GROOT NIJKERK MASCHF B V DE [NL]; BERK HENDRIKUS VAN [NL]) 2 December 1999
-US 4757709 A (CZERNICHOW JEAN A [FR]) 19 July 1988
 
Examiner: Eng. Imad A. AlAhaidib

[54] SYSTEM, PROGRAM PRODUCT, AND RELATED METHODS FOR ESTIMATING AND MANAGING CRUDE GRAVITY IN FLOWLINES IN REAL-TIME
[57] Abstract: Systems, program product, and methods to estimate and manage flowing fluid characteristics of a fluid stream flowing through a pipeline in real-time, are provided. A system can include a vertically oriented extent of a pipeline for transporting crude oil, a pair of spaced vertically apart sensors or sensor assemblies connected to the vertically oriented extent to obtain pressure and temperature readings of the crude oil, a controller in communication with the pair of sensors or sensor assemblies, and crude oil analysis and management program product stored in the memory of the controller and adapted to determine or estimate density, specific gravity, and API gravity of the crude oil to thereby manage flowing fluid characteristics of the crude oil.
No. of claims: 27     No. of figures: 11


 

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