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Metering & Allocation Masterclass

In conjunction of Sabah Oil, Gas & Energy Conference & Exhibition (SOGCE) 2024

24 - 26 June 2024
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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Limited to 15 participants

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Introduction

Sabah has been a key state for the development for Oil, Gas and Energy sector which has contributed significantly to nation building. It locates multiple exploration and development projects with its unique hydrocarbon measurement & allocation. With the aspiration to empower local talents and businesses to actively participate and support local sector, in conjunction of SOGCE 2024, MIDAS Event Management, the organiser of SOGCE in partnership with Semarak Training, the pioneer of Malaysia’s integrated professional training provider is proud to organise Talent Development Program on  Metering & Allocation.

Measurements are vital in any activity requiring quantification. It is necessary to the successful operation of production systems to have an understanding of industrial processes, as well as the ability to monitor and control flow rate within those processes.

Liquids or gases will normally be monitored using flow metering at numerous stages along their path from production to consumption for the purposes of both financial and operational control. These measurements are necessary. Because it serves as either a cash register for your company or a means for charging customers, the flowmeter must provide reliable readings.

Even though the user has access to a variety of approaches, it is a well-known truth that a device that is inaccurate (or a device that displays a measurement that is less precise) can cost either the buyer or the seller millions of dollars as a result of reading inconsistencies.

This masterclass aims to provide important understanding on metering & allocation through 4 unique courses to help professionals to carry out jobs with superior capability and confidence. Learning stage and need of each professional might be different, thus this programme is designed to give flexibility where delegate is able to choose to attend single course, combination of courses or complete masterclass (4-in-1).

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5 Courses in 1 Masterclass

    1. Fundamentals of Flow Measurement (1 Day)
    2. Introduction to Measurement Uncertainty (1 Day)
    3. Introduction to Custody Transfer Measurement (1 Day)
    4. Introduction to Flow Calculations (1 Day)
    5. Introduction to Hydrocarbon Allocation (1 Day)

Methodology

The course method will be a combination of the following;

    • Workshop style
    • Lectures
    • Group activities
    • Case studies
    • Q&A
    • Quizes

Who Should Attend?

Anyone who is new to flow measurement both in a technical and non-technical capacity including technicians, engineers, sales people, administrators and managers. The course is intensive but will make an effective use of delegates’ time.

Course Information

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Flow measurement is vital to many industrial sectors: water supply, oil extraction, gas distribution, and much of the process and pharmaceutical industry depend on flow measurement for quality control and custody transfer. To obtain the required level of accuracy at an appropriate price, it is crucial that the right meter is selected for the application and that it is appropriately used. However, the flow meter user is faced with a bewildering array of technologies and conflicting claims from manufacturers.

Objective

This course enables delegates to understand the issues surrounding flow measurement. It also provides the delegate with an unbiased view of the various technologies available and the basic knowledge required to make informed choices. Key aspects of flow measurement, all general meter types and their applications will be discussed and explained.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone who is new to flow measurement both in a technical and non-technical capacity including technicians, engineers, sales people, administrators and managers. The course is intensive but will make an effective use of delegates’ time.

Course Outline

    • Basic of Fluid Flow
    • Traditional Flow Measurement Technology
    • Modern Flow Measurement Technology
    • Multiphase Flow Metering
    • Measurement Uncertainty
    • Meter Management
    • Network Management

Measurement is fundamental to the control of quality, efficiency and safety. This one day course is designed to impart a basic understanding of measurement uncertainty. Delegates will learn about the impact of uncertainty in industry, to identify important sources of uncertainty in measurement systems and receive practical guidance on the design of measurement techniques to minimize uncertainty.

Objective

This course will introduce delegates to the techniques required to identify what affects measurements and by how much. By ranking the effects, delegates will be able to guard against invalid conclusions and ensure that the key measurements are targeted for investment in new instrumentation.

The course is designed to impart a basic understanding of measurement uncertainty. Delegates will learn the appreciation of the impact of measurement uncertainty within the industry, to identify the important sources of uncertainty in measurement systems and receive practical guidance on the design of measurement techniques for improved uncertainty.

Who Should Attend?

Research and Development Engineers, Instrumentation Engineers, Quality Managers, Technical Managers

Course Outline

    • Overview of Uncertainty Concepts
    • Basic Calculation Methods Type A Analysis
    • Basic Calculation Method Type B Analysis
    • Sensitivity Coefficients
    • Combination of Uncertainties
    • Practicalities of Uncertainty Estimation and How to Improve Measurement
    • Monte Carlo Simulation Including Worked Example

A transaction involving physical transfer of oil and gas from one operator to another is known as Custody Transfer. Accurate metering of the fluids being transferred between the two is therefore of vital importance. This one day training course will enable metering engineers to gain a knowledge of how fluids are metered in the oil and gas sector.

Objective

    • Understand the requirement for Custody Transfer Measurement.
    • Basic sizing techniques.
    • Select the optimum meter type.
    • Appreciate the various standards and regulations applied.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone who is new to flow measurement both in a technical and non-technical capacity including technicians, engineers, sales people, administrators and managers. The course is intensive but will make an effective use of delegates’ time.

Course Outline

    • Introduction and Overview
    • Flow Meters
    • Meter Provers
    • Density Measurement
    • Crude Oil Sampling
    • Secondary Instrumentation
    • Flow Computers
 

Accurate measurement of produced hydrocarbons has always been a very high priority for oil and gas operating companies. To satisfy this requirement, stringent requirements are set for the various calculations that are adopted to define the quantity and quality of the fluids being measured. There are numerous standards which define these parameters and this half day course explains the commonly used equations and standards by detailing the source of the calculations, the parameters used, the required inputs/outputs and their effect on the uncertainty of measurement.

Objective

This course provides for the delegates an introduction into the importance of and the requirements for the calculations and standards applied on orifice gas metering systems and liquid turbine metering systems. The course covers:

    • Appropriate ISO, AGA and API standards
    • Their background and application
    • Gas calculations including corrections
    • Liquid calculations including corrections
    • Sources of error

Who Should Attend?

Delegates who require a basic understanding of measurement system calculations, their role and Effect in the measurement process, such as Metering Technicians & Engineers, Research and Development Engineers, Instrumentation Engineers, Quality Managers, Technical Managers, Metering System Designers. The course is intensive, to make effective use of delegates’ time.

Course Outline

    • Introduction & Standards
    • ISO 5167 Flow Calculations
    • API & IP Liquid Calculations
    • Sources of Error

In Oil and Gas production environments, it is often necessary for operating companies to share production and transportation facilities. It is therefore important that the hydrocarbons entering such facilities are equita- bly allocated between the companies contributing to the system. The process of dividing the produced hydro- carbons, ensuring that each operator gets their allotted share is known as hydrocarbon allocation. This one day course is designed to describe the development of an allocation system and explain the different types of allocation calculations that are commonly applied.

Objective

The course will cover:

    • What is Hydrocarbon Allocation?
    • Design and development of an allocation system
    • Functions of an allocation system
    • Proportional allocation
    • Mass Allocation
    • Uncertainty based allocation by difference allocation

These modules will be complemented by a series of examples and case studies to illustrate the concepts being covered.

Who Should Attend?

    • Allocation Engineers
    • Instrument engineers
    • Production engineers
    • Technical managers
    • Quality managers

Course Outline

    • What is Hydrocarbon Allocation?
    • Design and development of an allocation system
    • Functions of an allocation system
    • Proportional allocation
    • Mass Allocation
    • Uncertainty based allocation
    • By difference allocation
 

About Expert Trainer: Dr. Bruno Pinguet

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Dr. Bruno Pinguet is the Technical Director of Metering & Allocation at Semarak Training. Formerly, he was the International Marketing & Scientific Advisor at TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory (Scotland) and based in Southeast Asia (Malaysia). Bruno has over 30 years’ experience in single and multiphase flow measurements from downhole to surface applications, including subsea environment. He is recognized as one of the foremost leaders in the worldwide multiphase business thru knowledge sharing, presentations, books, publications, and technical advice. He was “Visiting Professor” of Coventry University.

His main domains of expertise include multiphase, wet gas flow metering, sampling, fluid properties, allocation, tieback, uncertainty measurements. He is lately focusing on gas emission businesses.

Before, he was “Marketing & Technical Manager”, supporting the global multiphase business and reporting to Schlumberger Testing Headquarter – Paris (France). He was tasked with the global technical and business support of the flow metering technologies applications (with a focus on unconventional oil or specific applications such as 4 phases, sand production, shale business), including new business development role for subsea and topside applications. He was recognized worldwide technically at the level of “Scientific Advisor” and involved in the new product development phases with different engineering centres.

Bruno has been a service company representative in multiple committees and he is part of other technical committees for multiphase conferences and European Projects, including standard committees such as API.

He has a “Doctor of Philosophy in multiphase flows” and more than 175 publications and articles. He has several patents in the multiphase environment, from optical and fluid properties measurements to sampling and nuclear techniques of measurements and numerous awards.

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