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Intermediate Petroleum Measurement (second of three levels)

3.3 CEUs

Builds on Fundamentals of Petroleum Measurement along with 1 to 3 years of field experience in measurement. Introduces some basic trouble-shooting techniques on both static tank measurement and dynamic measurement of quality and quantity of petroleum including refined products. Provides more information on the design and operation of various meter, prover, and automatic sampling system designs and the use of flow computers. Uses API MPMS and the ASTM Test Methods as basis for instruction.

Length: 4.5 days

Course Content

Participants receive instruction in:

  • Expands in more depth on topics in first level (Fundamentals)
  • Properties of petroleum–Chemical Composition, test methods, and impact on petroleum measurement
  • Static measurement–Tank calibration (ORLM and TSRLM methods); liquid level innage and ullage (manual and automatic); cone and floating roof tanks; static sampling; calculation of tank measured quantities; and tank measurement error sources.
  • Dynamic measurement–Theory, selection, design, operations, performance, and application of different types of meters and provers and samplers; calculation of meter factors (multgrade) and measurement tickets; proving Coriolis in mass or volume mode; introduction to meter performance and control charts.
  • Oil loss analysis in two-region scenarios.
  • Recommended For

  • Personnel with 1 to 3 years of experience in the oil and gas business, especially pipeline, refining and production operations
  • Measurement operators, technicians, and engineers who actively participate in liquid volume measurement operations and need to expand or enhance their operating knowledge of measurement performance
  • 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


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    Dates

    • Apr 13–17, 2015 - Houston
    • Oct 5–9, 2015 - Houston

    Cost: $2,325