Quorum Integrates GPA 2172-09 Gas Measurement Compliance into New Release of Quorum PGAS

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Quorum PGAS 8.0 available beginning January 2010.

Quorum Business Solutions, Inc. (Quorum), a leading provider of business and information technology solutions for the oil, gas, and renewable energy industry, announces that it has completed enhancements to Quorum PGAS (PGAS) enterprise flow measurement software to support the revised GPA 2172-09 gas measurement standard. The new release, Quorum PGAS 8.0, is available beginning January 2010.

GPA 2172-09 sets the standard for calculations stemming from gas analysis. The updated standard includes major revisions that may affect gas measurement calculations for various gas facility operators, including producers, gatherers, processors and pipelines. One significant update in GPA 2172-09 is the incorporation of water content in gas composition calculations. Adding water vapor to calculations has an impact that permeates into various subsequent values, such as relative density, compressibility factor calculations, volume calculation results, and heating value calculation results.

Another notable update in GPA 2172-09 is the method for calculating theoretical hydrocarbon liquid content (GPM). GPM calculations will now be calculated as real instead of ideal, so that the calculated values are adjusted for compressibility (Z). These changes allow for gas composition and GPM calculations to be more accurate and reliable.

GPA 2172-09 replaces GPA 2172-06 and GPA 181-86 and was jointly published by API 14.5. The revised standard went into effect January 1, 2009 and gives companies a two-year grace period for implementation. For more information on the GPA 2172-09 standard, please visit http://www.gpaglobal.org.

PGAS is an enterprise flow measurement software solution that serves as a central repository for all volumetric and analytical measurement data, including field meter test automation. Although PGAS is enhanced to perform calculations to support the revised standard, the system is fully configurable to allow for calculations based on previous GPA standards according to each Client’s contractual and operational requirements.

About Quorum Business Solutions, Inc.

Quorum Business Solutions, Inc. is a software and consulting solutions company that develops, implements, and supports a suite of business software solutions for the energy industry with a unique approach to providing a longer product life span. Founded in 1998, Quorum employs over 350 staff operating out of offices in Houston, Dallas and Calgary. Quorum has ongoing relationships with over 100 clients, among which 25 Fortune 500 Companies are represented. Throughout its ten year history, Quorum has successfully completed over 400 business and information technology projects.

The Quorum Energy Software Suite is a set of integrated business applications designed for companies that produce, gather, transport, process and market oil, natural gas, natural gas liquids, LNG, wind generation and other energy commodities. The inherent integration of the suite allows the products to work together to facilitate straight through processing of the full energy value chain.

For more information, visit Quorum’s web site at http://www.qbsol.com or call us at 713-430-8601.


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