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E-505 - Metering & Allocation

5 days PROD/METER
Level
Proficiency
Audience
  • Operational staff of Oil & Gas field treatment plants and terminals, instrumentation specialists, petroleum architects, project engineers, reservoir engineers, well performance specialists, completion specialists, personnel from engineering companies and all professionals interested in metering methods and equipment used in the petroleum industry.
Purpose
  • This course provides a comprehensive knowledge of metering equipment and applications in the Oil & Gas industry.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • review different kinds of metering and allocation methods and assess importance of accuracy,
  • grasp technology and operating principles of single-phase metering equipment,
  • understand standards of liquids and gases transactional metering,
  • assess operation, maintenance and calibration techniques of metering installations,
  • review multiphase metering advantages, technology and operating principles.
Prerequisite
  • No prerequisites for this course.
Ways and means
  • Highly interactive training by industry-specialist lecturers.
  • Numerous applications and illustrations from the industry.
  • Site visit (if possible).

Different types of metering - Importance of metering 0.5 day
  • Types of metering: technical, transactional, allocation, fiscal.
  • Importance of metering accuracy.
Data treatment 0.5 day
  • Technical material balances, data reconciliation, data architecture, architecture of DCS, data recording.
Implementation of a metering installation - Influence on process 0.5 day
  • Friction losses, introduction of a cold spot, intrusivity, leakage risks, …
Single-phase metering: operating principle & equipment 1 day
  • Fluids dynamics (laminar and turbulent flow).
  • Different types of single-phase meters:
  • Meters based on kinetic energy (Rho.V²): orifice plate meters, pitot tubes, rotameters.
  • Meters based on velocity: direct meters (turbines, volumetric meters) or indirect meters (ultrasounds, electromagnetic, vortex, thermal, turbines).
  • Derived meters: use of centrifugal pump characteristic curve, use of rotation speed of a positive displacement pump, …
  • Tracers: chemical, radioactive, inter-correlation.
Transactional metering of liquids 0.5 day
  • Static transactional metering or pseudo-transactional metering (tank being filled up, …).
  • Metering bench; turbines, volumetric, ultrasounds.
  • Calibration of metering installations on test bench in manufacturing facilities or on site.
  • Operation of metering installations: maintenance, calibration.
  • Calculators: corrections, conversion into standard volumes.
  • Sampling, online analysis and lab analysis.
Transactional metering of gases 0.5 day
  • Metering bench; turbines, volumetric, ultrasounds.
  • Calibration of metering installations on test bench in manufacturing facilities or on site.
  • Operation of metering installations: maintenance, calibration.
  • Calculators: corrections, conversion into standard volumes.
  • Sampling, online analysis and lab analysis.
Multi-phase metering: operating principle & equipment 1 day
  • Advantages of multiphase metering.
  • Fluids: flow modes, composition.
  • Principle of multiphase measurement: gamma-metric measurement, volume measurement, passive noise analysis use of dielectric, of Venturi, of inter-correlation.
  • Use of optic fibers: inter-correlation, sound velocity.
  • Description of some equipment available for multi-phase measurement: 3D, Roxar, Agar, Haimo, MPM, Weatherford.
  • Installation of multi-phase measurement - Impact on process: fluid conditioning, intrusiveness.
  • Subsea and downhole multiphase meters.
  • Calibration at manufacturer facilities.
  • Operation and maintenance of multi-phase meters.
Alternatives to the use of multi-phase meters 0.5 day
  • 4D seismic. Use of natural or introduced tracers.
  • Estimation of the contribution of each reservoir (allocation).
2017 course calendar
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Dec 11 - 15 Pau €3,400 Online