Wet Measurement vs Wellsite Separation
The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) stipulates standards of accuracy for gas and liquid measurement considering the essential aspects such as reservoir engineering, royalty, equity, declining production rates, and aging equipment. The Saskatchewan Energy & Resources Ministry (SERM) and the British Columbia Oil & Gas Commission (BC OGC) also have similar regulations in place. As a … Continue reading Wet Measurement vs Wellsite Separationread more
What is a Choke in Oil and Gas Operations?
Most oil and gas production facilities use a device known as a choke to control the flow of fluids produced from wells. Typically, equipment such as the line heaters and wellsite separators contain a choke. It has a small opening called a choke bean, which helps to reduce the pressure as the liquids flow through … Continue reading What is a Choke in Oil and Gas Operations?read more
Shutdown Requirements for Tanks and Oil & Gas Storage Devices
The guidelines on the storage of materials for the upstream petroleum industry date back to the mid-1990s. It is essential to adhere to the prerequisites when it comes to double-walled tanks, API 12F tanks, oil production tanks, and other process tanks and equipment to ensure operator safety and protection of the environment. We have put … Continue reading Shutdown Requirements for Tanks and Oil & Gas Storage Devicesread more
Produced Water Treatment & Disposal Process
When producing gas from a gas field or oil from an oil field, water is a common by-product. Also, the oil emulsion consists of a combination of gas, oil, water and, traces of solids. Let us look at the process of treating wastewater, typically using produced water pumps or produced water disposal pumps. What is … Continue reading Produced Water Treatment & Disposal Processread more
What is the Purpose of an Inlet Filter?
A plant inlet filter is a pressure vessel with an opening enclosure at one end to remove the filter elements. It is located at the origin of a natural gas processing plant and is designed to remove solids from the inlet gas stream. In the extensive gas facilities, it is often positioned downstream of the … Continue reading What is the Purpose of an Inlet Filter?read more
An Overview of the Inspection of an Orifice Plate
An orifice meter is a common device used to measure the flow rate of gas in the oil and gas industry. Gas dehydration units, well site separation skids, inlet separator packages, and line heaters typically use this piece of equipment. It comprises an orifice plate, a housing for the plate, and a meter tube. The … Continue reading An Overview of the Inspection of an Orifice Plateread more
Starting the New Year with an Exciting Announcement!
Crimtech Services Ltd. is pleased to announce the merger with Aspire Energy Resources Inc. of Red Deer effective January 1st, 2020. Crimtech has been offering full-service fabrication and engineering services to the energy industry since 1993. Aspire Energy is an industry leader when it comes to providing quality re-manufactured production equipment to the oil and … Continue reading Starting the New Year with an Exciting Announcement!read more
What is an Over Dimensional Load and How Do You Deal with It?
The equipment required to produce oil and gas in the petroleum industry come in a variety of sizes, from a small FloDrip® wellsite separator to large glycol dehydration units. They are often mounted on big skids to accommodate the auxiliary equipment required to operate the unit. Transporting them from the fabrication facility to the customer’s … Continue reading What is an Over Dimensional Load and How Do You Deal with It?read more
AER Directive 017 for Oil Production Test Headers
Each province and territory in Canada sets out the measurement requirements that each oil and gas operator must follow when producing energy from its jurisdiction. This also includes accounting and reporting of the fluid volume. To put it clearly, it comprises of methods allowed to determine the volume produced either by physical measurement or using … Continue reading AER Directive 017 for Oil Production Test Headersread more
Methods to Monitor a Flare Stack in the Oil & Gas Industry
Flaring systems, including flare stacks and flame arrestors, are a common piece of equipment in the oil and gas industry. They are used to burn gases before they enter the atmosphere to ensure no harmful chemicals are released into the environment. This is why the safe operation of the flaring system is essential. Read on … Continue reading Methods to Monitor a Flare Stack in the Oil & Gas Industryread more