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Crude Oil Quality Control Book Course

Course Duration

5 Days

Course Description

Crude oil is the single largest traded commodity in the world. Proper sampling, analysis, and reporting of data according to established standards is of paramount importance, especially with the volatility in price, and the market proliferation of synthetic, high and extra heavy crude oils. Whether crude oil is refined in the near-term or stored for an extended period, it is fundamentally important that recognized procedures and standards be used in sampling and analysis. This is true from the time crude oil is produced, through transportation and interim storage, until it is ultimately refined. 

Analytical data must be accurate and reliable as they are the basis for decisions on whether a given crude oil can be effectively processed and yield the desired product slate. These data are also used by engineering personnel in planning refinery upgrades.

This is a short but comprehensive course designed to give an overview and to introduce oil & gas operations to personnel who are new to the industry. It includes videos and interactive sessions to explain and discuss the impacts of the oil & gas industry and future industrial demands.

Course Objective

Upon completing of the course the participants will have a good knowledge about:

  • Importance of crude oil for development and economics of produced countries
  • Compositions and classification of crude oil
  • Sampling protocol, plan, containers and integrity of crude oil and petroleum products
  • Inspection and comprehensive analysis of crude oil and petroleum products
  • Basics of Crude Oil Processing, Evaluation and treatment
  • Process plant equipment used for crude oil treatment
  • Standard international chemical laboratory tests which carried out inside laboratories and its importance as ASTM and IP

Course Certificate

UMETTS certificate will be issued to all attendees completing minimum of  75% of the total tuition hours of the course

Who Should attend?

This course is designed and intended for:

  • Laboratory and research Chemists
    • Lab technician I
    • Lab technician II

Course Outline

Module (01) Basic Crude Sampling and Testing Equipment

  1. Sampling plan and sampling techniques
  2. Safety precautions during sampling
  3. Sampling equipment, sample point design
  4. Quality testing for crude

Module (02) Crude Oil ASTM Standard Tests

  1. Preparation of sample for analysis
  2. Density, Relative Density (Specific Gravity), or  API Gravity by Hydrometer Method (ASTM D – 1298/05)
  3. Density and Relative Density by Digital Density Analyzer (ASTM  D – 5002/05)
  4. Water in Crude Oil by Distillation (ASTM  D – 4006/07)
  5. Water and Sediment by Centrifuge (ASTM D -4007/02)
  6. Salts in Crude Oil (ASTM D – 3230/06)
  7. Kinematic Viscosity of Transparent and Opaque Liquids (ASTM  D – 445/06)

Module (03) Crude Oil ASTM Standard Tests

  1. Conrad son Carbon Residue of Petroleum Products (ASTM D-189/06)
  2. Rams bottom Carbon Residue (ASTM D – 524/04)
  3. Sediment in Crude by Extraction (ASTM D – 473/07)
  4. Ash from Petroleum Products (ASTM  D – 482/03)
  5. Flash and Fire Point by Cleveland Open cup Tester (ASTM D- 92/05a)
  6. Flash point by closed cup Pens key-Martens (ASTM  D – 93/07)

Module (04) Crude Oil ASTM Standard Tests

  1. Sulfur in Petroleum and petroleum Products by X-Ray (ASTM  D – 4294/03)
  2. Sediment in Crude by Membrane Filtration (ASTM  D – 4807/05)
  3. Water in Crude Oil by bolometric Karl Fisher Titration (ASTM  D – 4928/05)
  4. Pour Point of Petroleum Products (ASTM D- 97/06)
  5. Pour Point of Crude Oils (ASTM D – 5853/06)
  6. Vapor Pressure of Petroleum Products (ASTM D- 323/06)

Module (05) Crude Oil ASTM Standard Tests

  1. Distillation of Petroleum Products (ASTM D – 86/07b)
  2. Determination of Asphalting in Crude and Petroleum Products (ASTM  D – 6560/05)
  3. Density, Relative density and API by Thermo hydrometer (ASTM  D – 6822/02)
  4. Quality System in Petroleum Products and Lubricants testing Laboratories (ASTM  D – 6792/07)