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Automatic Gauging for Onshore Oil and Gas Small Lease Tanks

Posted in Oil & Gas, Tank Gauging on Wednesday, July 20th, 2016. No comments yet
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Author: Michael Machuca Manual tank gauging is very prevalent in onshore oil and gas facilities located in the United States. It is viewed as a low-cost, effective solution to manage tank inventory and custody transfer measurements. The API 18.1 standard governs the procedure for how these measurements are made, but there is increasing concern around […]

Manual Level Gauging of Hydrocarbon Production Tanks

Posted in Oil & Gas, Tank Gauging on Friday, April 1st, 2016. No comments yet
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An NPR article, Mysterious Death Reveals Risk in Federal Oil Field Rules, highlights a big problem with rules by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management pertaining to manual tank level gauging. The article’s author writes: On a cold night in January 2012, Dustin Bergsing climbed on top of a crude oil storage tank in North […]