An operator must measure water content to devise an effective flow maintenance plan.A crucial component of flow assurance today is the need to predict and measure the water production profile in the well. There are a number of reasons for this, by far the biggest being the potentially devastating effects unchecked water can have on flow assurance. Water, and especially saline water, can cause scaling, hydrates and corrosion in wells and pipelines, leading to the worst-case scenario of wells being shut down.And the damage is not just limited to flow...

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