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LNG Operator Support: Middle East

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Introduction

One of the world’s leading producers of liquefied natural gas (LNG), based in the Middle East, producing 37 million metric tonnes of LNG per year (Mta) with seven trains in operation engaged with KELTON many years ago.

KELTON was recently awarded an extension to a three-year metering support contract by the LNG producer. The contract encompasses the provision of specialist flow measurement engineers and consultants to assist with measurement assurance and a full fiscal metering audit program to be carried out in accordance with KELTON’s United Kingdom Accreditation Services (UKAS) Accreditation.

Timeline

  • 2004—The LNG Operator requested KELTON to assist with internal assessments on the metering systems
  • 2008—KELTON provided consultancy, engineering support and inspection; three-year contract awarded. KELTON consultant embedded in the LNG operators’ measurement team on a fulltime basis providing technical support.
  • 2011—KELTON provided consultancy, engineering support and inspection; new three-year contract awarded.
  • July 2014 contract extended for a further two years

Relationship

The LNG Operator and KELTON have a win-win partnership that benefits both companies and this is set to prosper for many years to come.

Testimonial

"We are delighted to have this contract in place with KELTON as it is a key element in ensuring our world class practice in measurement compliance and integrity." - Head of Measurement

 

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 
Technical support required on a permanent basis KELTON consultant embedded to support the LNG operator measurement team Experienced consultant to supplement existing team
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 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 Bespoke training in flow measurement Local training available on an ‘as required’ basis

 

 

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LNG Operator Support Middle East Case Study