Oil & Gas Metering

Oil&Gas metering course , Oil and Gas metering training

  • This highly interactive 3-day course will bring together Engineers from multiple discipline background but mainly Metering Engineers and Managers. Join this unique course and dive into industry insights with help and guidance of our well recognised and respected trainer. The training will be focused on delivering highly relevant content to Oil & Gas industry professionals and will offer significant networking opportunities.


    Duration: 3 days
    Location: To be advised

  • 1. To understand metering applications for well surveillance and optimization
    2. To specify flow meters (orifice, turbine, ultrasonic, venture, corilis, vortex, multi-phase)
    3. To describe pressure / temperature / differential transmitters
    4. To specify automatic samplers
    5. To understand BS & W measurements
    6. To describe heating value
    7. To describe gas chromatography
    8. To specify product allocation
    9. To understand stakeholder entitlement
    10. To understand sales and invoicing & Tariff calculations
    11. To name environmental requirements
    12. To specify calculation routines and verification of flow computers
    13. To understand the implementation of international standards
    14. To describe generic operating and reporting procedures
    15. To understand a review of typical fault conditions

    NOTE: Objectives for each day will be discussed with the participants and will be verified at closure of each day.

        a) to verify if the objectives for this day were met
        b) to determine if any adjustments need to be made to the program of the following day (if relevant)
  • Examples of audience:

    • Metering Engineers
    • Production Operations Engineers
    • Process Engineers
    • Finance Staff
    • HCA Engineers
    • Commercial/Contract Staff
    • Gas Processing / Technology Specialist
    • Field & Plant Operations Personnel
    • Facilities Engineers
    • Project Engineers
    • Field Engineers
    • Maintenance Engineers & Supervisors


    In order to achieve a “Skill” level, further practical learning through
    e.g. On-the-Job training or participation in projects and/or assignments is required

  • Module 1: Metering Data


    • Flow (Volume and Mass of gas and liquid)
    • Level (Tank Gauging)
    • Pressure
    • Temperature
    • BS & W
    • Energy (Heating Value, Wobbe Index)
    • Gas composition

    Module 2: Location & purpose of metering - Wells


    • Surveillance/Optimization
    • Reservoir Management
    • Chemical injection

    Module 3: Location & purpose of metering - Gathering Stations


    • Gathering Stations: Production Allocation to wells and reservoirs
    • Gathering Stations: Partner/Stakeholder sales entitlements

    Module 4: Metering principles and hardware


    • Background & Theory
    • Accuracy
    • Repeatability
    • Uncertainty
    • Validation
    • Calibration
    • Errors
    • Standards

    Module 5: Fluid dynamics


    • Understanding the Fluid Dynamics
    • Flow Profiles
    • Bend and Other Installation Effects
    • Flow Conditioners

    Module 6: Metering stations


    • Key elements
    • Lay-out
    • Components (quality measurments/flowcomputers/meters)
    • Maintenance

    Module 7: Metering hardware - Differential Pressure Flowmeters


    • Orifice
    • Venturi (wet gas)
    • V-cone
    • Calculations
    • Principles of Operations
    • Limitations in use
    • Application examples

    Module 8: Metering hardware - Turbine meters


    • Principle of operation
    • Sensitivities/limitations in use
    • Application examples

    Module 9: Metering hardware - Coriolis meter


    • Principle of operation
    • Limitations in use
    • Application examples

    Module 10: Ultrasonic meters (Multipath/Singlepath)


    • Principle of operation
    • Accuracy
    • Application
    • Flaremetering

    Module 11: Quality metering


    • Density Meter
    • Gas Composition: On-Line GC
    • Sampling and Laboratory Analysis
    • Flow Computers

    Module 12: Requirements for metering - Location and purpose


    • Sales / Fiscal
    • Invoicing
    • Tax
    • Royalties
    • Tariffs

    Module 13: Requirements for metering - Environmental


    • Statutory requirements
    • CO2, NOx, Flare gas, Vent gas, Water, Oil, Waste disposal


    Although the course is aimed at a “Knowledge” (Understand) level, practical exercises and case studies will form an integral part of the learning process.

  • The objectives and modules of the training course “Oil & Gas Metering” are directly linked to the Competence Assurance Programme (CAP) as developed by SOGOS Academy. Skills are selected from the SOGOS Academy skills library and these are translated into the training course curriculum. This approach ensures that each training event will demonstrable contribute to the competence of course participants.

    The management framework CAP ensures competence of all employees through:

    • the use of a unique set of skills standard to the oil & gas industry
    • a common language for skills and competence
    • the use of development/job profiles for each employee
    • fit-for-purpose training targets
    • a control mechanism to measure state of competence
  • About the trainer
    With more than 35 years of experience, the trainer’s first professional study was in Electro / Electronics which was successfully followed by a dedicated study in Instrumentation and obtained several other specified certifications during his long career in the Oil & Gas industry. He joined a daughter company of Shell in 1977, the Dutch Oil Company N.A.M., where he initially worked as Instrument Technician.

    In 1992 he joined Shell Global Solutions at the Shell Re-search in Amsterdam as Quality Measuring Instrument (QMI) Assistant and later as Senior Assistant Chemist Analytical Processes at Hydro-Carbon Processing. During this period he started working part-time at the Shell Head Office in The Hague as Global QMI Consultant followed by a period as Instrument and QMI Trainer at Shell International. From that moment he started his successful International career and performed several jobs : QMI Start-up & Commissioning Engineer at Reliance Petroleum Refinery Ltd. – India; Senior Consultant during in-line blending project at Shell Harburg Refinery; QMI Maintenance Engineer at Nigeria LNG and his last Shell, assignment before retirement in November 2011, was QMI-Trainer & Consultant at Sakhalin, Russia.

    Currently still working as trainer to transfer his long term experience (>35 years) to young Engineers and Technicians joining the world of Instrumentation.

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