Posts Tagged ‘custody transfer’

Gas Chromatograph Validation in Natural Gas Custody Transfer Applications

Posted in Analyzers on Tuesday, April 18th, 2017. One comment so far
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Gas chromatographs (GCs) are used in natural gas custody transfer applications. They provide information on the gas quality and composition—with components such as methane, ethane and heavier hydrocarbons, water vapor, carbon dioxide, nitrogen and hydrogen sulfide. These gas chromatograph are normally located on large gas stations with dedicated buyer use. In a Pipeline & Gas […]

Improving Well Pad Lease Tank Oil Custody Transfer

Posted in Oil & Gas, Tank Gauging on Tuesday, April 11th, 2017. One comment so far
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Onshore oil & gas well pads have long used small lease tanks to hold the crude oil before transferring to be hauled away, typically by crude hauling trucks. Traditionally, this custody transfer process has involved operators climbing up the lease tanks, opening the thief hatch and using a measurement stick to manually gauge the level […]

Natural Gas Flowmeter Selection

Posted in Flow on Thursday, January 19th, 2017. No comments yet
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Flow measurement is critical in fiscal measurement applications from custody transfer to allocations between parties. The choice of technologies is broad and dependent on the fluid being measured and properties of the application. In an Applied Automation article, Selecting flowmeters for natural gas, Emerson’s Dan Hackett describes the need for different flow measurement technologies across […]

Natural Gas Liquids Mass Measurement

Posted in Flow, Oil & Gas on Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016. No comments yet
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Natural gas liquids (NGLs) are composed of many hydrocarbons including ethane, propane, butane, pentane and natural gasoline. Measuring the volume of this hydrocarbon mixture required for its sale is challenging because of the impact of pressure, temperature and how the different-sized molecules pack together. Emerson’s Dean Minehart has written a whitepaper, Natural Gas Liquid Measurement: […]

OTC 2016- Produced Fluids Management

Posted in Oil & Gas on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016. No comments yet
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Managing produced oil & gas fluids go through the phases of allocation royalty, centralized processing, tank management and transfers. The opportunities for inaccuracies and losses can be quite high. At the 2016 Offshore Technology Conference, Emerson’s Jody Overshiner explained that in the allocation royalty and centralized processing phases where the fluids are separated into components, […]