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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

Participants receive instruction in:

  • 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:

  • Catered lunch daily; beverages and snacks provided
  • Course materials including instructor presentations
  • Field exercises and demonstrations
  • Recommended book: Primer of Oil and Gas Measurement

  • Download a brochure for our Liquid Petroleum Measurement Courses (PDF–1 MB).

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