By - Jon Brown

Fundamentals of Hydrocarbon Measurement
January 23-24, 2020 | Denver, CO

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Overview

With fiscal oil and gas industry transactions relying heavily on measurements of crude oil, natural gas, and other hydrocarbons, it’s extremely important to understand measurement standards, processes, types, uses, and more. It’s crucial not only for those physically in the field to learn and retain this knowledge, but for those who aren’t (i.e. managers, marketers, legal professionals, technicians, engineers, accountants, etc.).

Even when discrepancies seem minimal or insignificant, they can still have an immense effect on contracts, litigation, revenue, compliance, and more. Therefore, this course will enlighten attendees on how to understand, develop, and maintain best practices within hydrocarbon measurement, as well as how the entire measurement process plays out.

More specifically, attendees will also run through the following:

  • How gases and liquids are different
  • Phase concepts
  • Differences between metering and measurement
  • Flow, flow rates, and flow metering
  • Communication and data collection

By the time the attendees leave the program, they will be able to apply their new knowledge towards extensive topics regarding hydrocarbon measurement and be able to have in-depth conversations with their entire team.  

Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss how hydrocarbons are defined, why we measure them, how gases and liquids are different, and their behaviors
  • Identify the measurement standards, auditing, troubleshooting, ethical conduct, and litigation avoidance
  • Discuss the best safety practices and hazard prevention
  • Analyze liquid and gas flow meters regarding their types, design, selection criteria, calibration, installation, testing and more
  • Discuss communication and data collection methods, equipment installation, and initial testing and commissioning

Credits

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EUCI has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).  In obtaining this accreditation, EUCI has demonstrated that it  complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider status, EUCI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 1.5 CEUs for this event.

 

Instructional Methods:

PowerPoint presentation and classroom discussion, followed by assessments

Requirements for Successful Completion of Program:

Participants must sign in/out each day and be in attendance for the entirety of the course to be eligible for continuing education credit.

Agenda

Thursday, January 23, 2020

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. :: Course Timing

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. :: Group Luncheon


Measurement Overview – Natural Gas, Gas Liquids, and Crude Oil

  • Hydrocarbons defined and why we measure them
  • How gases and liquids are different, and why
  • Gas and liquid phase concepts
  • Liquid and gas behavior – similarities and differences
  • Metering and measurement – not the same thing
  • The measurement “processes” in the oil and gas industry
  • Liquid and natural gas measurement standards for custody transfer and non-custody-transfer measurement and the organizations and people who write them (API, AGA, GPA, DOI, BLM, various state agencies)
  • Measurement language in contracts and other legal agreements
  • The concepts of flow and flow rate (mass and volume)
  • Composition determination (sampling and analyzing)

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. :: Group Luncheon


Measurement Overview – Natural Gas, Gas Liquids, and Crude Oil (Continued)

  • Temperature and pressure affect (PVT concepts for liquids and gases)
  • Mass and volume
  • Relative density and API gravity
  • Flow meter types, styles, and general designs including linear, square-root, volumetric, mass flow, velocity, ultrasonic, and Coriolis
  • Flow meter design considerations
  • Flow meter selection criteria
  • Flow meter calibration and maintenance overview for liquids and gasses
  • Measurement office organization options
  • Measurement data handling and editing – general overview for liquids and gases
  • Measurement auditing and troubleshooting
  • Ethical conduct
  • Litigation avoidance
  • Safety – always the prime consideration
  • Questions and comments, etc….

Friday, January 24, 2020

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. :: Course Timing

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. :: Group Luncheon


Measurement of Liquids

  • Crude oil, gas liquids, and other hydrocarbon liquids addressed individually and as broken down by viscosity, density, volatility, relative density and API gravity 
  • Applicable flow meters for the various liquids and their selection 
  • Flow meter station design considerations 
  • Flow meter station fabrication 
  • Flow meter flow calibration, inspection, and required documentation 
  • Flow meter station delivery, installation, and commissioning 
  • Secondary metering equipment selection, installation, and initial field testing 
  • Liquid flow computers 
  • Liquid sampling and composition determination 
  • Liquid flow calculations including standard conditions and pressure, volume, and temperature corrections 
  • Communication and data collection equipment installation and initial testing and commissioning 

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. :: Group Luncheon


Measurement of Natural Gas

  • Types of natural gas 
  • Applicable flow meters and their selection 
  • Flow meter station design considerations 
  • Flow meter station fabrication, inspection, and required documentation 
  • Flow meter station delivery, installation, and commissioning 
  • Secondary metering equipment selection, installation, and initial field testing 
  • Natural gas flow computers 
  • Natural gas sampling and composition determination 
  • Natural gas flow calculations including standard conditions, pressure base, temperature base, compressibility, and other factors used in square root meters, linear flow meters, and mass flow meters 
  • Communication and data collection equipment installation and initial testing and commissioning
  • Flow meter station operation and maintenance  
  • Questions and comments

Instructor

Jane Williams, Training Specialist, Oil & Gas Training

Jane is a mechanical engineer and a training specialist teaching various customized, production-oriented classes on liquid and gas measurement topics. She has a wealth of experience that includes multiple aspects of producing oil and natural gas and is both field and technical in nature.

Jane chaired the API Allocation Working Group when the original allocation standard was developed. Subsequently, Jane was asked to Chair the Committee on Natural Gas Fluids Measurement. Jane was the Project Engineer for the topside of the world’s first production spar platform, which included the design, construction, and installation of the topsides for the Oryx Energy Neptune Spar platform.

Jane has both a BS and MS in engineering and over forty years of oil patch experience. She has been involved with the International School of Hydrocarbon Measurement (ISHM) for over 20 years, working through all the chairs of both the General and Executive Committees and is currently a principal advisor.

Location

EUCI Conference Center

6400 S Fiddlers Green Cir.

Greenwood Village CO, 80111

The EUCI conference center is conveniently located adjacent to the Arapahoe at Village Center Light Rail Station, allowing easy access to and from DIA, Downtown, and Local Area Attractions.

Nearby Hotels

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Denver, CO 80237
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2.8 miles away
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Springhill Suites DTC
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Phone: 303-721-3321
0.3 miles away

Wingate by Wyndham
8000 East Peakview Ave
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Phone: 303-626-2641
0.3 miles away

Hyatt Place Denver Tech Center
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Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Phone: 1-303-804-7000
2.1 miles away

Denver Marriott Tech Center
4900 S Syracuse St
Denver, CO 80237
Phone: 303-779-1100
3.1 miles away

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