ECO and NIOC held specialized ECO Oil and Gas Training Course
(Mahmoudabad, Iran) The ECO Training Course on Metering and Proving was held on 1-2 May 2018 in the Northern Iranian city of Mahmoudabad. The event, organized by Iran’s National Oil and Gas Company (NIOC) and Oil and Gas International Training Center (OGITC) gathered representatives from Azerbaijan, Islamic Republic of Iran, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan and Turkey, who engaged in intensive discussion and activity on Metering and Proving in the Oil and Gas industry.
During his inaugural speech, ECO Director for Energy, Minerals and Environment, Dr. Farzalibeyov, while briefing the participants on ECO’s overall energy profile and priority role of energy cooperation within the Organization, emphasized on the Secretariat’s commitment to capacity-building activities within the region as a means for exploring new avenues for future collaboration and strengthening intra-regional relations through learning and sharing best practices.
The Director of the Mahmoudabad Training Center, Dr. Abbas Madraky, highlighted the significance of enhanced cooperation among the ECO Member States through training programmes, which evidently serve to boosting know-how, knowledge sharing and capacity building.
In addition to discussing the different aspects of flow metering/measurement and meter proving, the participants also visited the main laboratory of the Training Centre and were educated on the overall process of measurements and proving within the oil and gas sector. They also discussed property and types of fluid; viscosity and its key characteristics; volume flow rate; mass flow rate; direct & indirect rate measurement; volume & mass direct measurement; classification and properties of flow measurement devices & flow meters; petroleum fiscal measurement; custody transfer measurement; legal approvals and standards of the measurements; operating principles, pertinent theories, advantages and disadvantages of various meters; flow meter selection, verification processes and technology specification; types of provers, proving systems and their requirements, etc.