Reservoir Management Services unveils real-time fluid level measurement technology

Offshore staff

BAKERSFIELD, California – Reservoir Management Services has introduced the world’s first surface mounted fluid level monitor that can maximize well productivity and protect pump equipment in real time.

The company’s newest generation fluid level monitor is the RMS MaxPro-5000, which it says offers the simplest way to measure the amount of oil and gas in individual wells.

The patented system works by sending a small volume of compressed well gas as a pressure wave down the well. The pressure wave is reflected from the fluid surface and by precisely measuring the round-trip time and the speed-of-sound in the well the system can accurately determine fluid depth to more than 10,000 ft (3,048 m), plus or minus 2 ft (0.6 m).

An internal compressor and on-board computer allow the measurements to be repeated continuously and without assistance, providing operators with unprecedented details on well operations. The RMS MaxPro-5000 also features Double Pulse Echo Reflectometry, which eliminates nearly all noise associated with gas bubbles and gas flow for unmatched accuracy.

The new monitor provides a 4-20mA output to integrate with all common variable frequency drive (VFD) and SCADA systems. When used with a VFD the system allows for automated or remote adjustment of pump motor speed to achieve and maintain an optimal fluid level for maximum output. The remote control feature allows access to real-time fluid level from any computer or mobile device via web access.

About the size of a home office printer the patented RMS MaxPro-5000 is Class I Div. 2 certified, 3R rated, self-contained, and no shut down of the well is required during installation.


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