Canadian Institute of Hydrocarbon Measurement

Canadian Institute of Hydrocarbon Measurement

Canadian Institute of Hydrocarbon Measurement

The Canadian Institute of Hydrocarbon Measurement (CIHM) operates the Canadian School of Hydrocarbon Measurement (CsHm) and is a self-supporting, non-profit organization which is Incorporated in the Province of Alberta, Canada. The expenditures of the School are paid entirely from the proceeds of the School.

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Bankers Hall P.O. Box 22121 , Calgary , Alberta T2P 4J5 Canada
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Business Type:
Research institute
Industry Type:
Energy
Market Focus:
Nationally (across the country)

The Canadian Institute of Hydrocarbon Measurement (CIHM) operates the Canadian School of Hydrocarbon Measurement (CsHm) and is a self-supporting, non-profit organization which is Incorporated in the Province of Alberta, Canada.

The expenditures of the School are paid entirely from the proceeds of the School.

Purpose
It is the purpose of the School, the sponsoring associations, and the operating and manufacturing companies within the petroleum and natural gas industry, to provide instruction on technical subjects for people in the industry. In this way, proper facility design, installation, operation and maintenance of measurement and regulation equipment, and the handling of natural gas is presented and studied.

On behalf of the CsHm Program Committee, we would like to thank all who submitted abstracts for the 2016 school.  It was encouraging to see, even during these tumultuous times, continued support of our vision to provide quality education opportunities for our industry.

The program this year has been expanded to include new classes within the Automation and Instrumentation fields to go along with classes in Measurement, Production Accounting, Sampling and Regulatory Compliance.

Our Mission
To share hydrocarbon measurement education with all levels of industry.

A group was formed in Grande Prairie called the Industry Measurement Group (IMG). The group was formed to work in conjunction with the Calgary IMG to help ensure measurement issues discussed in Calgary meetings were getting out to the field locations. Two Grande Prairie members would attend the Calgary meetings and bring back minutes for topics of discussion at local meetings.

One of the things the Calgary group had initiated was the Canadian School of Hydrocarbon Measurement (CsHm). At this school, experts in the field of measurement put on sessions about new and existing technologies, and regulatory requirements. This was a two day school that was well accepted and very successful.

For many Peace Country employees, it was hard to justify attending a school so far away. There was the cost of transportation, accommodation and other expenses, not to mention missing two days of work. One of the topics of discussion at the GP IMG meetings was how we were missing out on things that could contribute to us better managing our measurement business. We decided as a group that we would attempt to hold a GP Canadian School of Hydrocarbon Measurement. As the school in Calgary was held in April, we decided to hold ours in October, so that it wouldn’t conflict with their time frame.

The first year it was held in Grande Prairie was 2004. We invited presenters to give sessions and exhibitors were invited to display their products. The school was such a success that we made a profit. We therefore decided to make this a yearly event.

The school has grown from just 2 streams, 12 exhibitors and 162 participants to 5 streams, 35 exhibitors and over 250 participants. The school has also worked hard towards fabricating a full sized separator package to be used for demonstration and lecture purposes.

The school continues to grow and make a profit which allows us to make many donations to deserving non-profit organizations in the communities where we live and work.

The Industry Measurement Group (IMG) was formed in 1999 by individuals from four companies (Crestar, Gulf, Petro-Canada, and Gulf Midstream/Kenonic Controls). The group gathered to discuss common measurement issues at a plant operated by Gulf Midstream. When the measurement issues were addressed, the group suggested similar meetings might be beneficial to other measurement personnel in other companies. The response was positive and membership has grown to over 150 members, including producers, vendors, and government agencies.

Today, the IMG is a part of a larger organization called the Canadian Institute of Hydrocarbon Measurement. The Canadian Institute also manages the annual Canadian School of Hydrocarbon Measurement in Calgary.

The IMG is recognized by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) as a formal voice for measurement.

Objectives

  • Identification of areas of common concern relating to measurement and encourage cooperation to resolve these concerns.
  • Increase awareness of measurement issues and foster beneficial relationships.
  • Act as a driver and sounding board for changes to measurement regulations.
  • Participate in the developing and establishing industry accepted standards for measurement activities.

Currently, the IMG is focused on organizing and hosting bi-monthly meetings that are informative and add value to attendees.
Meetings are held September, November, January, March and May, usually the second Tuesday, from 9:00AM to 12:00PM.