The Letton Hall Group, a leader in oil and gas measurement technology, is expanding its services and adding technical staff. Service sector expansions such as this that coincide with oil company contractions are creating a balance shift of industry know-how from producers to service providers.
In recent months, a major oil company has appointed the Letton Hall Group to allocate the produced oil and gas at a large production hub in the Gulf of Mexico. Letton Hall computes the quantities of hydrocarbons assigned to each producing well, which determines the revenues and costs due to each producer. Leading the effort is Senior Measurement and Allocation Advisor, Thomas Hurstell, a 25-year veteran of process systems in the Gulf of Mexico.
|Robert A. Webb, P.E.||Jefferson Creek, PhD|
Joining the Letton Hall Group May 1, 2016 to support this and other activities are Robert A. Webb, P.E., former head of measurement at BP, and chair of both the API Committees on Petroleum Measurement (COPM), and Production Measurement and Allocation (CPMA), and Jefferson Creek, PhD, Emeritus Fellow and former Senior Research Consultant in fluids and flow assurance at Chevron. Hurstell said, “I’m very pleased to welcome Bob Webb and Jeff Creek to the Letton Hall Group. Bob brings significant experience in measurement and allocation, and Jeff's insight into hydrocarbon phase behavior is virtually unmatched in the industry.”
Eric Toskey, Chief Executive Officer for the Letton Hall Group, said, “To be the lowest cost producer in an era of abundant oil supply, oil companies are cutting what is non-critical, and moving critical functions that are not a core activity of the company to outside specialists such as the Letton Hall Group. Hydrocarbon fluid measurement and modeling is a critical and highly technical multi-discipline domain that is challenging for operators to develop and maintain in- house – and is what we focus on. Bob Webb and Jeff Creek will not only enrich our expertise, but will enhance our ability to develop the careers of newer staff.”
The Letton Hall Group is an independent, deep knowledge team of experts in oil and gas flow. Engaged in the advancement and practical application of measurement technology from single phase to multiphase conditions, the aim of the Letton Hall Group is making measurements work for business objectives.