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Fundamentals of Petroleum Measurement (first of three levels)

3.3 CEUs

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This course is the first in a three course series on Petroleum Measurement.

This course covers the methods and techniques for accurate measurement of crude oil and refined products at a fundamental level. The course provides a fundamental basis in static measurement (manual Tank gauging), principles of operation of the primary dynamic meters and a base knowledge on meter proving and factor calculation as well as the meter/tank ticket calculations. The course uses the API Manual of Petroleum Measurement Standards and the ASTM Test Methods as the basis for instruction. Participants receive classroom instruction and exercises, field exercises, demonstrations, and handouts.

Basic Petroleum Measurement is recommended as a prerequisite to Advanced and Intermediate Petroleum Measurement.

Length: 4.5 days

Course Content

Participants receive instruction in:

  • Properties of petroleum
    • Testing and significance of testing for properties of petroleum
    • Principles of testing for API gravity and S&W (base methods)
    • Laboratory and classroom demonstrations and exercises
  • Static measurement
    • Basic principle of volume measurement by liquid level
    • Fundamentals of tank calibration by the manual method
    • Calibration, gauging and sampling equipment
    • Fundamentals of tank gauging and sampling
    • Calculation of a basic run ticket
    • Field and classroom exercises, including calculation exercises
  • Dynamic measurement
    • Theory of operation and use of PD, Turbine, Coriolis and Ultrasonic meters
    • Theory of operation and use of displacement provers
    • Calculation of basic meter factor from proving
    • Overview of LACT/ACT installations
    • Field and classroom exercises, including calculation exercises
  • Oil Loss Analysis
    • Introduction to need for oil loss analysis and good measurement

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; and those who witness or audit measurement techniques.

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