Claws manages product purchases, sales and internal movements using tickets.
Tickets can be created for oil, gas or plant products.
Tickets are classified as either receipt or delivery.
Receipt and delivery tickets are organized into loads. Each load is composed of one or more receipts and one or more deliveries.
Users can add tickets using the ticket entry screens or import tickets from the following sources:
• Import from third party e-ticketing systems. The E-Ticket Interface can be customized to accept run tickets from any e-ticketing system.
• Import tickets from OILDEX CODE files.
• Import tickets from an Excel spreadsheet using the customizable interface.
The Claws ticket entry and import processes calculate gross and net ticket volumes based on API algorithms using the following methods:
• Tank Gauge – This calculation uses upper and lower tank gauges, temperature, gravity and BS&W to calculate gross and corrected volume based on tank strapping data.
• Meter – Use meter start, meter stop, temperature, gravity, BS&W and meter correction factors to calculate gross and corrected volumes.
• Volume – This calculation accepts the gross volume from an outside source, then calculates the corrected volume based on gross volume, temperature, gravity and BS&W.
• Weigh Tickets – The weigh calculation translates truck/trailer net weight into a corrected volume.
• Manual Entry – On a manual ticket, the system accepts the user entered gross and corrected volume without attempting a calculation.
Claws uses pricing stored in the contract system to calculate buy and sell ticket values.
Claws calculates severance taxes for any taxing authority and also calculates ticket expenses such as transportation, gravity and BS&W deductions.
Run tickets can be multi-purposed. Claws can push the same ticket into multiple business units within the Claws data structure. Therefore the same ticket can be used in the marketing business unit to denote a product purchase and also in the transportation business unit to invoice a customer for trucking or pipeline charges.
Run ticket volumes from central tank batteries or units can be allocated to sub-points with the Ticket Allocation process.
Allocations can be structured in layers so that an allocation to a sub-point can in turn be allocated to a different set of sub-points.
The system produces Oil Run Statements and Gas Statements for distribution to operators and investors. A change to lease production generates a statement revision with its own unique run statement revision number and date.
The Explorer Dashboard screen can display any tickets in the system from current or prior production months. In addition, the Run Ticket System provides both detailed and summary ticket reports by trading point, operator, trading partner, destination, transporter and more.
All Explorer Dashboard display lists and all Run Ticket System reports can be exported to PDF or Excel.