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8 - OGE-S - Oil & Gas - Shipping and Storage

OG-S 136 - Oil Movement & Storage Troubleshooting

Code Start Date Duration Venue
OG-S 136 10 September 2022 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
OG-S 136 05 November 2022 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
OG-S 136 31 December 2022 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

Oil movement and storage plays a critical role in the ongoing expansion of the oil industry, especially with the continuing growth of the spot/short term market and the dynamic expansion of markets and supply sources.

This program provides an understanding of liquid bulk cargo storage, crude oil storage and handling, cargo calculations, loss control and other useful topics related to safety and pollution prevention.

Upon the successful completion of this course, participant will gain enough knowledge in oil terminals and tank farms, Methods of gauging tanks, oil products specifications, tank mixing, emergency of oil spills, cleaning of crude oil tanks, work permit system, pigging operations in crude oil pipelines, quality assurance and control, contingency and safety procedures etc.

Actual case studies from around the world will be demonstrated to highlight the topics discussed.

Course Objectives

  • Gain complete and up-to-date overview of the oil movements & storage operations in modern refineries.
  • Have a clear understanding of troubleshooting methodology and techniques
  • Explore advanced techniques and best practices in movements & storage operations.
  • Understand associated hazards in movements & storage operations and method of control
  • Understand oil spill contingency plans.
  • Understand valve and pipeline operation for custody transfer, reduce shore, and ship discrepancy.
  • Understand some accounting basics as per API standards, with the importance of temperature and sampling quality.

Who Should Attend?

  • Field operators
  • New engineers
  • Supervisors
  • Feld technicians
  • Managers

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • Oil movement and tank farm duty.
  • Crude oil receiving/storage
  • Settling time & water draining
  • Tank mixing & tank-tank transfer
  • Product specifications & blending
  • Example of overall monthly refinery balance
  • Calculations for crude oil received

Day 2

  • Crude oil storage
  • Types of storage tanks and functions
  • Maintenance of storage tanks
  • Tank maintenance
  • Hazardous conditions and safety procedures 
  • Tank cleaning and desludging
  • Permit to work system 

Day 3

  • Storage tank measurements
  • Types of errors
  • Fundamentals of storage tanks calibrations
  • Manual level gauging of storage tanks
  • Automatic level gauging of storage tanks
  • Free water measurements in storage tanks
  • Temperature measurements in storage tanks
  • Manual sampling of storage tanks
  • Automatic sampling of storage tanks
  • Advanced techniques in automatic storage tanks measurements 

Day 4

  • Introduction to metering and meter proving
  • Static measurement – storage tanks
  • Dynamic measurement
  • Meter factor& K factor
  • Correction to meter reading
  • Prover tank correction
  • Pressure and temperature corrections
  • Master meters
  • Factors affecting the choice of meter proving equipment
  • Displacement meter hardware
  • Mechanical Automatic Temperature Compensation (ATC)
  • Significance of Common Errors in Storage Tank Measurements


Day 5

  • Storage tank check list.
  •  Storage tank as Confined Space
  • Oil from Sludge 
  • Oil Spill and Contingency Plan