Fundamentals of Petroleum Measurement (first of three levels)

3.3 CEUs

Provides fundamentals in manual tank gauging, principles of operation of the primary dynamic meters, and a base knowledge on meter proving, factor calculation, and meter/tank ticket calculations. Uses the API Manual of Petroleum Measurement Standards and the ASTM Test Methods as the basis for instruction.

Length: 4.5 days

Course Content:

  • Static measurement
    • Types of tanks
    • Fundamentals of tank calibration by the manual strapping method
    • Lease tanks: level gauging, temperature determination, free water determination, and manual sampling
  • Properties of petroleum
    • Density and gravity determination
    • S&W determination by centrifuge
    • Lease tank run ticket calculations
  • Dynamic measurement
    • Overview of LACT/ACT installations
    • Introduction to automatic sampling; the flow metering theory; the operation of PD, turbine, Coriolis and ultrasonic meters; meter provers, meter proving, and prover calibration; and the calculations of meter factors and tickets
  • Oil loss control
    • Introduction to basic principles

Recommended For:

  • Personnel with a basic knowledge of the oil & gas business, especially pipeline, refining and production operations
  • Measurement operators, technicians, and engineers who would like to get a more firm foundation and/or are new (6 months or less) to liquid volume measurement
  • Those who witness or audit measurement techniques

Included with Course:

  • For in-person classes only: Catered lunch daily; beverages and snacks provided
  • Course materials including instructor presentations
  • Field exercises and demonstrations
  • Publication:Primer of Oil and Gas Measurement

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June 24 - 28, 2024 Online $2,385
Sep. 16 - 20, 2024 Houston $2,385