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Coastal Flow Hosts Iraq's Technical Committee on Metering & CalibrationCompany Provides Hydrocarbon Measurement Information Exchange and Flow Lab Demos (January 17, 2012)
HOUSTON, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 01/17/12 -- Coastal Flow Measurement today announced that it recently hosted a visiting delegation for Iraq's Joint Technical Committee on Metering and Calibration through a program sponsored by the Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) of the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) of the U.S. Department of the Interior. With resurrected and burgeoning oil & gas operations, Iraq's Ministry of Oil and its Central Organization for Standardization and Quality Control have undertaken an ambitious program for establishing rigorous yet pragmatic policies and procedures for the accurate measurement of hydrocarbon streams.
Stephen K. Whitman, President and CEO of the Coastal Flow Measurement family of companies and head of its Liquid Measurement division, said, "Coastal Flow is proud to be one of the premier hydrocarbon measurement and testing companies selected to host and interface with this vitally important Iraqi delegation." Mr. Whitman added, "The committee members are exceptionally well qualified to carry out their mission and clearly dedicated to its success, and we believe that our organization was able to provide an outstanding frame of reference for the committee's near-term objectives. Our Flow Lab demonstrations for the delegation provided an excellent conclusion to the earlier information exchange held at our Houston corporate offices."
R. Michael Squyres, President of Flow-Cal, Inc., an affiliate of Coastal Flow Measurement, expressed his appreciation for the opportunity to address the delegates and his admiration for their commitment to succeed. Mr. Squyres said, "With a strong technical and organizational backbone, I'm confident that Iraq will soon be able to implement a world-class hydrocarbon measurement infrastructure and operations that will meet or exceed accepted international standards... and we believe that FLOWCAL Enterprise can be the foundational database software for that goal."
According to Senior International Trade Specialist Ms. Nyamusi Igambi of the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Iraq delegation of 12 officials visited several Houston-area companies and an oil refinery, and participated in meetings arranged by the U.S. Commercial Service in Houston. As a result of the meetings, the delegation gained valuable insight into opportunities for sourcing U.S. oil & gas technologies and equipment, while U.S. firms were able to showcase their technologies and learn more about Iraq's energy market.
More information on the products and technical services offered by Coastal Flow is available on the web (http://www.CoastalFlow.com), by phone (toll-free at 800-231-9741 or 281-282-0622), or through e-mail (CFMinfo@coastalflow.com).
About Coastal Flow
The Houston, Texas based Coastal Flow Measurement family of companies continues to grow dramatically and now ranks among the largest energy measurement services and software providers in the world. Its operating companies include: Coastal Flow Liquid Measurement, a rapidly expanding organization that provides a broad range of hydrocarbon liquid measurement products and services, including custody transfer measurement as well as meter proving and calibration; Flow-Cal®, the international leader in advanced software and services for electronic flow measurement; Coastal Flow Gas Measurement, including its Energy Labs and Field Services divisions, the recognized experts in seamlessly providing value-added hydrocarbon measurement services from field operations to final accounting; and BirdDog Information Systems, offering advanced remote data collection, processing, and web-based delivery.
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Houston, TX 77258-8965
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