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Improving Well Pad Lease Tank Oil Custody Transfer

Posted in Oil & Gas, Tank Gauging on Tuesday, April 11th, 2017. One comment so far
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Onshore oil & gas well pads have long used small lease tanks to hold the crude oil before transferring to be hauled away, typically by crude hauling trucks. Traditionally, this custody transfer process has involved operators climbing up the lease tanks, opening the thief hatch and using a measurement stick to manually gauge the level […]

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 […]