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  • A guide to equipment selection, design, and common issues. There are hundreds of things that can go wrong when retrieving a petroleum sample for quality testing. Companies should be doing all they can to reduce issues and errors in sample retrieval and sample testing, as......

  • From CFO to Field Operator, this Oil Quality Variables document is an incredibly valuable resource. It can be used to communicate and understand the true importance of measuring these properties, and what can go wrong if you don’t. For 18 of the most impactful crude......

  • This post will illustrate how to make a rough estimate of the dollar impact data entry errors have on common crude testing measurements. It is part of our series on estimating human errors in crude quality and measurement. It can be easy for an oil......

  • The centrifuge test to determine the sediment and water (S&W) content in crude oil is one of the most frequently run tests in the oil and gas industry. S&W measurements are done every time a shipment of oil changes hands so that the buyer only......

  • This post is the first in our series on estimating human errors in crude quality and measurement. It can be easy for an oil company to invest too little in reducing human errors not because they are not important, but because they are hard to......

  • More than just a buzzword, the Internet of Things is the future of oil testing. (4 minute read) Machine learning, artificial intelligence, internet of things – these concepts have been floating around for the past few years, promising to revolutionize every industry. Tech junkies and......

  • The short answer is: a lot. This explains why oil companies everywhere in the supply chain spend so much on quality and measurement, from sophisticated on-line analyzers and automatic samplers at most custody transfer points, to large annual third-party-lab budgets. It can be easy to......

  • Artificial Intelligence has been making waves in industry for years. However, there’s much that the average person still doesn’t know about it. In this article, we’ll review what artificial intelligence really is, and five things you should know about how it works in industry. (7......

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