Posts Tagged ‘Arjan van Ginkel’

LNG Measurement Challenges

Posted in Measurement Instrumentation, Oil & Gas on Tuesday, August 13th, 2013. 2 comments so far
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In an earlier post, Measuring Liquefied Natural Gas, we looked at the move to liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a fuel for marine vessels. Emerson’s Arjan van Ginkel gave me a peek at an unpublished whitepaper, Best practices for LNG measurement using Micro Motion Coriolis flow meters, which he is submitting and presenting at the […]

Formation Kicks and Wellbore Ballooning in Oil and Gas Wells

Posted in Downhole, Measurement Instrumentation, Oil & Gas on Wednesday, July 17th, 2013. No comments yet
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Controlling the oil and gas drilling process is about managing the pressure and fluids from the reservoir with the hydrostatic pressure in the drilling mud. From Wikipedia’s well drilling entry: Managed Pressure Drilling (MPD) is defined by the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) as “an adaptive drilling process used to more precisely control the […]

Measuring Liquefied Natural Gas

Posted in Measurement Instrumentation, Oil & Gas on Wednesday, July 10th, 2013. 3 comments so far
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The autumn season ramps up with several process automation and industry conferences, including our September 30-October 4 Emerson Exchange event to be held in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas area. I received word of another conference, the Metrology for LNG Conference, which will take place October 17-18 in De Lindenhof in Delft, The Netherlands. Emerson’s Arjan […]

European MID Directive for Custody Transfer Measurement Webinar

Posted in Measurement Instrumentation on Tuesday, May 28th, 2013. One comment so far
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The European Measuring Instruments Directive (MID) for Custody Transfer Measuring Instruments applies in all 27 EU-countries (plus Norway and Switzerland). This directive becomes mandatory by October of 2016 for new installations and includes 10 different types of measurement instruments. For liquid applications, the scope of MID refers to the complete installation (called ‘measuring systems for […]

LNG Fuel Custody Transfer for Marine Vessels

Posted in Marine, Measurement Instrumentation, Oil & Gas on Wednesday, March 27th, 2013. One comment so far
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In earlier posts, we’ve highlighted the use of bunker fuel for marine vessels. With the global trend for increased supplies and decreased costs of natural gas and tightening environmental regulations, marine transportation companies are looking at cleaner burning liquefied natural gas (LNG) as an alternative to the heavy fuel oil. At the recent Lloyd’s Maritime […]