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First-of-its-kind training in hydrocarbon measurement

SAIT has partnered with the Canadian Institute for Hydrocarbon Measurement (CIHM) to develop formal training for an emerging profession within the petroleum industry.

The new 14-course Hydrocarbon Measurement Certificate of Achievement — the first program of its kind in Canada — will equip students with knowledge of the devices, design, operation and maintenance required for petroleum measurement. In other words, tracking oil and gas from the ground to the gas pump.

Hydrocarbon measurement tracks oil and gas from the ground to the gas pump, and it’s a skill that traditionally has been learned in the field. Enhanced production audit regulations introduced by the Alberta Energy Regulator in 2010 are requiring the petroleum industry to be more stringent in both tracking and reporting, and the Director of the Canadian Institute of Hydrocarbon Measurement (CIHM), Gary Fiselier, says better education for people who regularly work with equipment in this field will help address long-standing issues.

“Industry production accountants were doing a lot of reworks; joint venture partners were doing a lot of joint venture audits,” Fiselier says. “We felt there was a need to develop a formalized hydrocarbon measurement training program.”

Hydrocarbon Measurement VideoThe CIMH has invested approximately $300,000 to help develop a new 14-course Hydrocarbon Measurement Certificate of Achievement with SAIT’s MacPhail School of Energy, which has a strong history of delivering training within the fields of instrumentation, production accounting, maintenance and oil and gas regulations.

“SAIT is a good fit for us,” says Fiselier.

SAIT, CIHM and Tervita explain more about the new Hydrocarbon Measurement certificate.