A recent training workshop in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, has highlighted how NEL, as one of the UK’s National Measurement Institutes, is addressing international knowledge gaps in flow measurement.
The workshop ran between the 13th and 17th of August and incorporated five different courses. Underlining the collaborative approach NEL is taking to knowledge transfer (KT), these were delivered in association with PaceUP, the training arm of CEKAP Technical Services, NEL’s agent in Malaysia.
“The group of courses focused on the commercial aspects of flow measurement,” says Senior Consultant, Alick MacGillivray, who led the training. “We highlighted the role flow measurement plays as a "cash register" for the industry. Feedback from all participants was good and they highlighted the value of the real-world expertise and experience that was at the heart of our approach.”
“The KL workshop is just the latest step in our work to fill gaps in flow measurement knowledge in key international regions,” says Anne Farr, who looks after the development and leadership of KT. “Not only are we expanding geographically, we are also focusing on boosting the relevance and quality of the training on offer and working in partnership with local training experts.”
The courses at the Malaysian Workshop covered the fundamentals of flow measurement, uncertainty, custody transfer flow measurement, flow measurement calculations and allocation.
“They were designed to give delegates an appreciation of the type of equipment, calculations and general practices that are used in upstream flow measurement,” says Alick. “For example, the first course, Fundamentals of Flow Measurement included practical descriptions of traditional flow devices such as Orifice Plates and Turbine meters and more modern meters such as ultrasonic and Coriolis.”
The participants who attended the Kuala Lumpur workshop came from a range of companies including Exxonmobil Malaysia, Sabah Shell, Hibiscus Petroleum, Enquest, Murphy Sarawak Oil and MDC Oil and Gas.
“Looking ahead, we are excited about the development of our KT strategy,” says Anne. “For example, this years’ Flow Measurement Workshop has been refreshed to include more operator input and to offer more opportunities for presenters and delegates to interact. It will be far removed from the type of dry conference that everyone dislikes and it will really address the current challenges facing the industry.”
The 2018 North Sea Flow Measurement Workshop is taking place in Aberdeen between the 22nd and 24th of October 2018 with a workshop theme of Maximising Economic Recovery.
For more details, contact Anne Farr
21 September 2018