The auditing of petroleum measurement systems is a critical activity for all operators producing hydrocarbons in the UKCS and beyond. Operators are required to ensure compliance with DTI Contractual Requirements, relevant measurement standards and emission controls as well as satisfying the requirements of sales and transportation contracts. This auditing activity has become more important of late due to the number of satellite fields being developed using shared infrastructures and transportation systems which are owned and operated by others.
The guideline addresses all aspects of measurement system auditing including, licensing, design, operation, calibration/validation and reporting and highlights key areas of each activity which must be considered during the audit process.
Although written specifically for the UK, the approach to, and concept of, 'Measurement System Auditing' within this document is equally relevant internationally.
This publication was instigated and managed by the Energy Institute's Upstream Hydrocarbon Management Committee, forming one of a series of guidelines linked to HM 54 Guidelines for Management of Measurement for the Upstream UKCS.
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