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Biography Following completion of his undergraduate degree Patrick worked for Perenco writing software relating to their sales and production allocation systems in SNS. He later moved into their metering team and maintained instrumentation relating to fiscal gas and condensate metering and worked on various commissioning and upgrade projects offshore. Patrick is now a Metering and Allocation Inspector for the Oil & Gas Authority, working in the team which regulates fiscal metering for hydrocarbons produced from licensed areas in the UKCS. His role includes routine metering inspections to ensure metering stations are designed and operated in accordance with good oil field practice.
Research Interests Patrick is researching ways of improving the design of ultrasonic flowmeters (UFMs) to increase the uptake of condition monitoring. The research is focusing on the use of diagnostics to inform the user when removal of the flowmeter is required and increasing the resilience of UFMs to certain effects in the field. His research areas include mathematical modelling of UFMs, including performance in distorted axial velocity profiles, swirling flows and diagnostic response / interpretation across different designs. Patrick is also researching chordal UFM quadrature design and methods for quantitative velocity profile diagnostics.
Scopus Author ID 57214886099