N635 - Metering of Natural Gas and Associated Liquids

Course Overview
Natural gas is metered about four times between the wellhead and the gas transmission system.   In the past, virtually all metering of natural gas in the field and in the plants was done with the orifice meter.  Nowadays there is a great variety of meters to choose from for gas and liquid flow measurement, although the orifice meter still dominates this application. The standards that are followed for the installation of meters, the recording of the flow parameters and the calculation of the flow rates are explained.  The latest issue of the AGA 3 report is covered. 

Accurate metering is the foundation for equitable plant products and revenue allocation.

Participants will learn to:
•	Estimate basic properties of produced fluids for metering 
•	Select meter for specific measurement application
•	Check orifice meter installation, operation, maintenance
•	Calculate flow rate with orifice meter
•	Calculate gas flow rate with turbine meter
•	Identify potential sources of error
•	Verify measurement testing for multiphase metering with orifice meter
•	Apply AER requirements
•	Estimate water vapour content of low pressure acid gas
•	Select turbine meter for gas or liquid measurement

A complete set of course materials and lunches are included.

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Course Syllabus
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Course Outline
  • Basic properties determination and phase behavior, Natural gas and Acid gas
  • Meter standards
  • Flow Calculations
  • Types of meters used in gas operations:
  • -Orifice meter
  • -Turbine meter
  • -Vortex shedding meter
  • -Coriolis meter
  • -Ultrasonic meter
  • -V-cone meter
  • -Rotary meter

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Edward Wichert has an extensive background in the oil and gas industry. This includes experience at the technical level as well as in management in drilling, oil and gas production and processing, reservoir engineering and economic analysis. He gained this experience through employment in the oil and gas industry in Alberta, with small, intermediate and large companies. He holds a B. Sc. degree in Petroleum Engineering and a Master's degree in Chemical Engineering. His research interests are mainly related to sour gas. He has published several articles dealing with determining the properties of sour gas and the application of technology in sour gas production and processing, as well as the disposal of acid gas by compression and injection. He is an independent oil and gas industry consultant in Calgary, and was Adjunct Professor in the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Calgary from 1996 to 2005. He has presented courses in natural gas technology worldwide, and is the recipient of the Award of Merit from the Canadian Gas Processors Association, in 1994, and the Lifetime Achievement in Hydrocarbon Measurement award from the Canadian Institute of Hydrocarbon Measurement, in 2003.

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