A state-owned National Operating Company (NOC) established in 1974 in one of the Middle East oil rich states, responsible for all phases of the oil and gas industry, engaged with KELTON to produce measurement guidelines.
The NOC’s strategy of conducting hydrocarbon exploration and new projects is through Exploration and Production Sharing Agreements (EPSA) and Development and Production Sharing Agreements (DPSA) concluded with major oil and gas companies such as ExxonMobil, Shell, Total, Occidental, Maersk and others investing in the country.
The NOC and KELTON worked together to prepare the guidelines with considerable feedback and comments from the NOC and joint venture operating companies to be incorporated into the document. The guidelines were issued and are now the benchmark for flow measurement. It is likely that in the near future a revision of the guidelines will be carried out and this will be based on feedback from all stakeholders.
"After competitive tendering, we were delighted to leverage the KELTON experience to prepare a set of measurement guidelines to ensure our world-class practice in measurement compliance and integrity." - Head of Products Measurement
|NOC Challenges||KELTON Solution||Project Deliverables|
A contractor was required to develop and provide detailed measurement guidelines covering the following:
Arrange a workshop to explain to the NOC staff the measurement practices and procedures developed
After the award of the contract KELTON dedicated two technical writers and an experienced measurement consultant to the project.
The structure of the guidelines had to follow a strict format consisting of:
The contractor criteria were as follows:
The highest quality with complete independence and full traceability
The following were the project deliverables:
The KELTON measurement consultant was based in-country, in the NOC offices for ease of communication and visits to the operational sites.
The NOC policies and procedures were followed at all times when attending installations.
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