PIPELINE MANAGEMENT-1 GAS-ALLOCATION SYSTEM YIELDS FLEXIBILITY, COMPLICATES ACCOUNTING

07/15/1991
Matthew E. Wilks BP Exploration Easington, Hull, U.K. Since August 1990, the multi-user Southern North Sea pipeline has been delivering gas and condensate from several offshore fields to different customers, according to varying demand. The gas from each field is of different quality and price and must be allocated to sellers and purchasers on an equitable basis. Gas sales at the onshore terminal are allocated on the basis of offshore production. Substitution of gas sales by one field group on behalf of another allows considerable operational flexibility but complicates hydrocarbon accountancy. The logic and ...
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