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AGA 7, AGA 9 & AGA 11: refer to the various types of linear meters (turbine, ultrasonic, and Coriolis, respectively) used for custody-transfer measurement applications to calculate oil and gas volumes.

API 14.3 & AGA 3: describe the design and installation parameters for measurement of fluid flow using orifice meters and other devices, and provide a reference for engineering equations, uncertainty estimations, construction and installation requirements, and standardized implementation recommendations for the calculation of flow rate through orifice meters.

API 21.1: describes the minimum specifications for electronic gas measurement systems used in the measurement and recording of flow parameters for custody transfer applications utilizing industry recognized primary measurement devices.

Custody Transfer Measurement: involves a metering point (location) where fluid is being measured for sale from one party to another. During custody transfer, accuracy is important to both the company delivering the material and the eventual recipient.

Electronic Gas Measurement: the process of measuring the quality of gas using a flow computer. Volumes are recorded and generated at field level, then imported into a measurement system.

LACT (Lease Automatic Custody Transfer) Unit: measures the net volume and quality of liquid hydrocarbons. The related system provides for the automatic measurement, sampling, and transfer of oil from the lease location into a pipeline.

Measurement Analytics: ensures that measurement data is correct and complete for consumption by downstream accounting services and for the end customers’ reports.

Measurement Data Management System: aggregates data, normalizes the data, and stores the data on a server database. This prepares the data for downstream processing.

Telemetry: an automated communications process. During this process, measurements and other data are collected at remote locations and transmitted to receiving equipment for monitoring and data analysis.


Episode 19: Liquid Sampling Changes with Eric Estrada

In this month’s episode of the Oil & Gas Measurement Podcast, host Weldon Wright is joined by Eric Estrada, Measurement Manager at Targa Resources, to discuss challenges and standards around liquid sampling.  Liquid Sampling Show Notes, Links, and Insider Terms: Liquid Sampling Full Episode Transcript: Weldon Wright: Hello and welcome to episode 19 of the […]
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Episode 18: Rich Gas Sampling with Kevin Warner

This month’s Oil & Gas Measurement Podcast episode features Kevin Warner, of Mustang Sampling, discussing the challenges in obtaining representative gas samples of wet gas and rich gas, particularly when the gas is delivered at high temperatures.  In this month’s episode, you will learn the importance of proper design and installation of the sampling system, […]
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Episode 17: Measurement as a Service with Jayson Payne

This month’s Oil & Gas Measurement Podcast episode features Jayson Payne discussing how companies are changing their methods of outsourcing and getting more creative, as well as why proper training is so important for new technicians in the industry and how experience can not replace training.  In this month’s episode, you will learn about how […]
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Episode 16: API 21.1 Update with Marshall Webb

This month’s Oil & Gas Measurement Podcast episode features Marshall Webb discussing updates to the API Chapter 21.1 – Electronic Gas Measurement standard and how the update process works.  In this month’s episode, you will learn the three sections of Chapter 21.1 that have been opened from review/revision, as well as learn about the process […]
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Episode 254: Using Turbo Expander Generators for Electric Power from Natural Gas with Michael Longo

This week’s Pipeliners Podcast episode features Mike Longo of Anax Power to discuss using turboexpanders to generate carbon-free power from natural gas.  In this episode, you will learn about turboexpanders and why they are used, how the energy gained from the turboexpanders is stored and used, and how electrolyzers can help the industry begin slowly […]
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Episode 12: Challenges with Flare Measurement with Irvin Schwartzenburg

This month’s Oil & Gas Measurement Podcast episode features Irvin Schwartzenburg discussing field flare measurement and the related challenges faced by upstream and midstream operators. Due to Regulatory and ESG initiatives, the demands for accurate flare measurement and reporting are increasing.  Irvin discusses the challenges faced in low pressure flare measurement in the field difference, […]
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Episode 248: Renewable Natural Gas with Scott Martin

This week’s Pipeliners Podcast episode features Scott Martin discussing natural gas, the different types of emissions, and the process of getting RNG ready to be used as fuel. In this episode, you will learn why natural gas use is increasing, the difference between cellulosic biofuels and advanced biofuels and how to benefit from them, and […]
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Episode 11: Looking Forward at Measurement Data Processing and Validation with Bruce Wallace

This month’s Oil & Gas Measurement Podcast episode features Bruce Wallace discussing the future of collecting and validating measurement data using new technology options, such as AI. In the episode, you will learn about the overshadowing issues seen with data collection, processing and validation, such as validation and synchronization of meter configuration data, and how […]
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Episode 10: Streamlining Measurement Through Better Software Tools with Glenn Kelley

This month’s Oil & Gas Measurement Podcast episode features Glenn Kelley discussing how measurement field operations can be improved through the use of the correct software tools.  Glenn will discuss the value of accurate facility flow diagrams in diagnosing balancing issues, and how the right software can improve information flow, streamline reporting, and reduce windshield […]
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Episode 9: Chromatography Challenges with RNG with Jamie Marsden

Episode #9 of the Oil & Gas Measurement Podcast episode features chromatography expert Jamie Marsden of Emerson Process Management discussing the evolution of Gas Chromatography in the field, and the challenges of using gas chromatography with renewable natural gas (RNG). Gas Chromatography Challenges: Show Notes, Links, and Insider Terms Jamie Marsden is a dedicated technical […]
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Episode 8: The Importance of Well-Rounded Training for Measurement Technicians with Dean Graves

This month’s Oil & Gas Measurement Podcast episode features measurement expert Dean Graves discussing why correct measurement training is an important skill to have. In this month’s episode, you will learn about why measurement training is necessary, the fundamentals behind it, and the importance of on-the-job training. Dean and Weldon also discuss the importance of […]
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Episode 6: Challenges Facing Today’s Measurement Managers with Marshall Webb

This month’s edition of the Oil & Gas Measurement Podcast features Marshall Webb of Marathon Petroleum Corporation discussing the challenges facing today’s oil and gas measurement managers. In this episode, you will learn about different management challenges, including generational challenges managers might face with a team of Millenials, Gen-Xers, and Baby Boomers around their use […]
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Episode 5: Planning a Successful Measurement Software Implementation with Dan Nardella

This month’s edition of the Oil & Gas Measurement Podcast features Dan Nardella of Quorum Software discussing how to stack the deck in your favor for a successful measurement software system implementation. In this episode, you will learn about what goes into successful planning for a software implementation project, specifically when planning should start, who […]
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Episode 3: Using Data Analytics to Drive Measurement Validation Rules with Michael Thompson

This edition of the Oil & Gas Measurement Podcast features Michael Thompson of ElevenThirteen Solutions discussing using data analytics to drive measurement validation rules in oil and gas. In this episode, you will learn about the use of data mining and statistical analysis tools to improve measurement data analysis and validation. Michael discusses the use […]
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Whitepapers & eBooks

GCI White Paper: Natural Gas Measurement Considerations in a Hydrogen Economy

Historically, oil and gas companies have focused on keeping hydrogen out of their pipelines. Now, there is an industry-wide shift as part of the “hydrogen economy”  to tap into the capabilities of this alternative fuel source. Are natural gas pipeline operators ready for the measurement impact?

May. 5, 2022

The Business Case for Maintaining Accurate Measurement Flow Diagrams

Measurement Flow Diagrams of gas and liquid flow through the pipeline system are critical to supporting the needs of Operations, Measurement, and Accounting.

Discover how maintaining accurate flow diagrams can save time and money for your organization.

Jan. 30, 2022
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The Value of Measurement SOPs, Training, and Cloud-Based Software in Reliable Measurement

Measurement SOPs, Training, and measurement software are needed for consistent and accurate results. Read our white paper to discover how to blend the “how”, “why”, and “what” of measurement and apply it to your organization.

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The Value ofTraining Field Personnel Natural Gas Measurement Fundamentals GCI Whitepaper

Discover the value of training field personnel on natural gas measurement fundamentals based on API, AGA, and GPA standards.

Find out more in our new white paper, The Value of Training Field Personnel on Natural Gas Measurement Fundamentals.

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Training and Development Guidelines for NGL, Crude, and Refined Products Measurement Technicians

This guide will help you establish a program to acquire and develop new hydrocarbon liquid measurement technicians and offers guidelines for classroom training and skills development.

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