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Automated Gauging and Metering for Oil Stockpiles

An Intensive 5-Day Online Training Course

Automated Gauging and Metering for Oil Stockpiles

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Why Choose this Training Course?

Why Choose this Training Course? 

Measurement and testing must be done before oil and gas production can be sold to ensure the production is suitable for market and verify the volumes being sold. As the recent problem with the quality of oil in the pipeline has stopped the shipments for almost two weeks from one of the large oil producers, the importance of measurement and testing cannot be over-stressed.

There are two methods which are widely used, and those are: Static Measuring (Gauging System) and Dynamic Measuring (Metering System).

Automatic measuring is used in reservoirs with levels which are constantly changing, as well as the systems for loss prevention and control, where the use of systems for automatic measuring is required, as its level of accuracy must be much higher that the accuracy achieved during manual measurement.

This PetroKnowledge online training course will highlight:

  • Principles of gauging and metering
  • Best practices in automated measurement
  • Influence of temperature and density
  • Causes of losses
  • Physical (actual) and pseudo loss
  • Basic Process Control System (BPCS)

What are the Goals?

What are the Goals? 

By the end of this online training course, participants will learn to:

  • Explain the importance of automated measurement of oil stockpiles
  • Understand the metrics of oil stockpiles calculation
  • Learn the best practices of gauging and metering
  • Determine adequate systems for your plants and facilities
  • Apply the automated measurement systems without problems

Who is this Training Course for?

Who is this Training Course for? 

This online training  course is designed for a variety of professionals involved in the digitization projects, and it is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit: 

  • Project managers
  • Program managers
  • Technical managers
  • Process engineers
  • Instrumentation engineers
  • Supply Chain Managers

How will this Training Course be Presented?

How will this Training Course be Presented? 

This PetroKnowledge online training course will utilize a variety of proven online learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension, retention of the information presented. The training course is conducted online via an Advanced Virtual Learning Platform in the comfort of your choice location.

Organisational Impact

The organizations will greatly benefit as they acquire structured and effective method of understanding how to understand and use the systems of automated measurement of stockpiles:

  • Determining risks involved in the measurement
  • Identify adequate methods and systems to use for facilities
  • Gain understanding of influencing factors
  • Understand and use adequate piping and instrumentation diagram
  • Reduce costs and losses
  • Provide beneficial improvement options

Personal Impact

As the automation of measurements becomes a must, the delegates will enhance their understanding of the adequate uses of automated measurement systems, software and applications, this will be achieved through:

  • Enhancing the understanding of automated metering and gauging
  • Identifying adequate methods for measurement of stockpiles
  • Application of automated measurement, its benefits and risks
  • Understanding the influence of temperature and density parameters
  • Getting acquainted with the digitization methods, software and their use and limitations

Daily Agenda

Day One: Oil Stockpiles Measurement 

  • Introduction, Definitions and Framework
  • Importance of stockpiles measurement in oil industry
  • Crude stockpiles
  • Global crude stockpiles
  • Example cases

Day Two: Oil Gauging  

  • Static measuring- Gauging System
  • Tank Gauging systems
  • Tank calibration
  • Determining the level of product in the tank
  • Determining temperature and density of the product in the tank
  • Selecting and using the appropriate method
  • Example cases

Day Three: ISO 7507 Family of Standards 

  • ISO 7507-1 Strapping method
  • ISO 7507-2 Optical-reference-line method
  • ISO 7507-3 Optical-triangulation method
  • ISO 7507-4 Internal electro-optical distance-ranging method
  • ISO 7507-5 External electro-optical distance-ranging method

Day Four: Oil Metering 

  • Dynamic metering
  • Oil and Gas Metering Systems
  • Metering Control System
  • Custody transfer crude oil offloading metering skid
  • Volume (by Hydrostatic and/or Hybrid Method)
  • Remote tankage

Day Five: Automation Measurement Systems 

  • Systems in use
  • Requirements for different facilities
  • Sensors
  • Criteria for selecting a suitable system
  • Example cases


  • On successful completion of this online training course, a PetroKnowledge E-Certificate will be awarded to the delegates

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How can I register for a training course?

  • To register online through our website, please click “Enroll Now” on the course page, complete and submit the form. A confirmation e-mail and instructions will be sent to the participant’s e-mail.
  • You may also get in touch with our Registration Team on
    +971 50 981 7386 | +971 2 557 7389 or send an email to

When and how do I arrange payments?

  • Payments can be made in USD or UAE local currency AED (Arab Emirates Dirhams) either by Bank Transfer or by Credit Card. Our Bank Account details will be provided on the invoice.
  • Course fees are payable upon booking unless a valid, authorized Purchase Order is provided and accepted.
  • Invoices will be sent via email/courier to the ID/name and address provided.
  • The course fee shall be settled prior to course start date. Corporate payments with existing payment policy shall be relayed to us in advance.

When should I expect to receive confirmation of registration?

Upon successful registration online, enrolment on the respective training course will be confirmed by Registration Team by e-mail along with the invoice and joining instruction.

Is there a discount for more than one registrant/course?

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