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IOC Metering Support and Software: UKCS

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Introduction

One of the most ambitious and most dynamic international oil companies (IOC) discovering and producing oil and gas in the North Sea engaged with Kelton Engineering Limited utilising both flow measurement consultancy services as well as the software applications in the management of measurement.

The IOC, one of the North Sea’s largest operators with interests in 46 fields, of which 37 are operated, on the UK Continental Shelf with 11 offshore installations and one onshore terminal. Their vision is to unlock opportunities in the North Sea and build a safe, profitable and sustainable business for their employees, shareholders, partners and suppliers.

Timeline

  • 2000—KELTON requested to provide KITS for evaluation.
  • 2002—KELTON provided the IOC with KELTON MeterManager utilising the Meter Performance Monitoring and Integrated Electronic Logbook applications.
  • 2007—Contract awarded to KELTON by the IOC for independent metering services for company assets both onshore and offshore. This has been extended annually and is still current.
  • 2007—The IOC ordered five additional KELTON MeterManager licences for their North Sea Assets.
  • 2011—KELTON provided annual software support contract for KELTON MeterManager for all installations (Instrument Management and Meter Performance Monitoring).

Relationship

The IOC and KELTON have a win-win partnership in the North Sea that benefits both companies and this is set to prosper for many years to come.

 

IOC Challenges KELTON Solution IOC Benefits
Independent review of measurement systems Provide external audit visits Acceptable by all stakeholders
International recognition that the metering system is compliant To issue a UKAS certificate on a three-yearly basis after successful audit Demonstration to stakeholders that equipment is operated and maintained to the highest standard 
Periodic need for consultancy in new projects Engineering Team available in a range of disciplines One stop shop for all measurement issues
The management of measurement Installed and supported KELTON MeterManager applications: Instrument Management and Meter Performance Monitoring. Also the provision of FLOCALC.net desktop application Single solution for the management of measurement while reducing the cost of mismeasurement 
Optimised metering system performance Assisted with the implementation of controls and procedures Ensured best accuracy possible
Training for measurement team Dedicated and general training in flow measurement Local training available on an ‘as required’ basis

 

 

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