An innovative multiphase flow meter particularly suited for wet gas metering has been developed by TEA Sistemi in cooperation with ENI E& P. This meter type has been tested in the Trecate field in two sets of tests carried out in July 2000 and April 2001. The results obtained were excellent and the first commercial installation was completed in July 2002 on the Allegheny TLP in the GoM. To our knowledge this is the first installation worldwide of a three-phase wet gas meter not based on partial separation of the excess gas. In the present work we present the results obtained at the Trecate field and at the Allegheny TLP. Reference data at the Allegheny TLP was provided by allocation meters located on two separation vessels downstream of the Vega meter.

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