Oil and Grease Measurement Seminar (O&G2002)

Venue: Norris Conference Centre

Location: HOUSTON, Texas,

Event Date/Time: Mar 15, 2002 End Date/Time: Mar 15, 2002
Registration Date: Mar 14, 2002
Early Registration Date: Feb 01, 2002
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For the purpose of regulatory compliance and process control, measurement of oil and grease in produced water has been and will remain a very important aspect of petroleum production.

Measurement of oil and grease has been affected at two levels in recent years. The change of the defining method from EPA Method 413.1 to EPA Method 1664A was caused by the phase-out of freon-113. Field methods for process control were also affected by the phase-out of freon-113. In addition older methods such as Miran IR units are being supplanted by more sophisticated instruments employing more electronic technology. Several measurement technologies have been adapted in the recent past for the measurement of oil and grease in produced water. For on-site routine monitoring, these new methods must be shown to correlate well with the new EPA method 1664A. An important driver in these developments is the establishment of an appropriate freon replacement.

There has been continuous effort made worldwide by both governmental bodies and industries in finding a freon replacement or measurement technologies that do not depend on infra red transmission. New candidates have been emerging.

Also on-line monitoring has been increasingly used by the petroleum industry for process optimisation and management purposes. There has been much valuable operational experience and data obtained from both trials and actual field uses by both suppliers and petroleum operators. With the rapid growth in experience the increasingly maturing technology for on-line monitoring is becoming a powerful tool for ensuring better process control and lower discharge of oil to the environment.


The objective of the Seminar is for interested parties to find out and keep abreast the latest technological and legislative developments in oil and grease measurement and monitoring.

Delegates will be able to discuss practical problems associated with the development and use of oil and grease monitoring technology with key industry players and regulators.

The event will focus on legislation changes, methods 1664A, definition of oil and grease, field operational experiences both with on-line and laboratory analysis from operators and manufacturers, replacement solvents for Freon and Hexane, new technologies, and future trend in oil and grease monitoring and measurement.


The event is designed primarily for those who are concerned with the analysis, monitoring, testing and processing of oil and grease in water from oil production. It is aimed at:

 HSE Officers
 Production Engineers / Chemists
 Environmental Engineer / Adviser
 Instrument Engineers
 Process Engineers
 Researchers


NEL is an international organization with clients throughout the world. It provides engineering expertise on process and energy systems and structural testing. NEL is particularly strong in the area of fluid flow and has a wide range of test facilities. It hold the UK National Standard for oil, gas and water flow measurement.

NEL’s flow facilities are used to feed high quality data into government research programs upon which international standards are based. They are also used by industry for flowmeter and flow-component calibration, test and evaluations. In addition, NEL runs collaborative projects on topics such as multiphase flow and wet gas metering.

NEL has 50 years’ experience in flow measurement and combines its data analysis expertise with test results and flow simulation studies to provide a comprehensive consultancy service including uncertainty analysis, performance evaluations, flow systems & rig design, troubleshooting, and independent third party audit & expert witness services.

For further details on how NEL can help your business, please visit our web site: www.nel.uk or contact details at the end of this document.


0700 Registration and coffee

0800 Chairman’s Opening Remarks
Dan Caudle, Sound Environmental Solutions, Inc - USA

0810 The Evolution of US EPA Method 1664A
William A. Telliard, United States Environmental Protection Agency - USA

0910 Why Measure Oil and Grease?
Rachel Pappworth and Dan Caudle, Sound Environmental Solutions, Inc - USA

0940 Break

1000 Considerations in the Selection of Potential Alternative Solvents in Oil and Grease Analysis Methods
Joe Raia, J.C. Raia Consulting Services, Charles Voinche, Petroleum Laboratories - USA

1030 The Case for Ikon® Solvent P As An Alternative to Freon-113 for Analysis of Hydrocarbons in Water
Patrick M. Dhooge, and Jonathan S. Nimitz, Environmental Technology & Eduction Center (ETEC) - USA

1100 Application of Solid Phase Exraction (SPE) in the Analysis of Oil and Grease
Bob Johnson, Horizon Technology, Inc - USA

1130 Panel Q & A

1200 Lunch

1320 Field Operational Experience of On-Line Monitoring Using Sigrist Fluorescence Type Oil-in-Water Monitors
Arnd Rogner, Sigrist Process-Photometer - Switzerland

1350 Produced Water Monitoring with UV Fluorescence – Continuous and Bench Top Experience
Gary Bartman and Mark Fletcher, Turner Designs - USA

1420 Monitoring of Produced Water at URSA TLP
Dean A Maniloff, ASKCO, Inc and Raymond J. Lesoon, Shell - USA

1450 Break

1510 Application of Time Resolved Laser Induced Fluorescence Technique for Monitoring Oil Content in Produced Water
Jarl Skeidsvoll, ProAnalysis - Norway

1540 Oil-in-Water Monitoring – Current Practice and Future Trend in the North Sea
Ming Yang, National Engineering Laboratory - UK

1610 Panel Q&A

1640 Chairman’s Closing Remarks

Exhibition Opportunity

If you are a service provider to the petroleum industry, who is involved in the treatment, analysis and monitoring of oil and grease in water, and would like to exhibit your products or services at this event, please contact Susan Tough, at the details provided.


9990 Richmond Avenue, South Building, Suite 102

Additional Information

SEMINAR FEES The registration for this seminar is $220. Registration on or before 1st February will be a discounted rate of $200. Members of the NEL O-I-W Club can also register for $200. The registration fee includes delegate fee, lunch, refreshments and seminar proceedings. Accommodation is not included in the seminar fee.