Aaron Alaniz

Aaron Alaniz serves as the Northern U.S. Business Manager at Kimray.

Posts by Aaron Alaniz

Oil storage tanks

Where are the World’s Top Oil Reserves?

Which country has the most oil reserves? The answer to this question might surprise you. Oil Production Around the World About 100 countries around the world produce oil. However, according recent numbers from the E.I.A., five countries are responsible for half of the world’s output: the U.S., Russia, Saudia Arabia, Iraq, and Canada. In 2018,
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Control Valve Trim Material Selection for the Permian Basin

Control Valve Trim Material Selection for the Permian Basin

The valve trim you select for your High Pressure Control Valve can make a crucial difference to the valve’s operation. In the Permian Basin, producers are looking for valves to stand up to the two big byproducts of modern oil and gas production: sand and water. In this article, we’ll explain what to look for
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Oil bottles of varying API Gravity

API Gravity Equation: How to Convert Specific Gravity to API

There are two primary units that tell you how dense a fluid is: Specific Gravity and API Gravity. Knowing these units and toggling between them can be important in deciding which equipment to use for your operation. In this article, we’ll provide equations to calculate both specific gravity and API gravity. Specific Gravity Equation The
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Sand Issues in the United States

Flowback Sand Across the United States

The Impact of Flowback Sand In a previous blog post, we provided a quick guide for flowback and its role in the oil and gas industry. For example, one of the main components of flowback is the sand that mixes into the crude oil, natural gas, and water. Though unavoidable, sandy flowback can significantly slow
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High Pressure Control Valve being used at a Williston Basin Well Site

Bakken Oil Production: 3 Popular Kimray Products in the Williston Basin

Originally discovered in 1953, the Bakken Formation is a rock unit in the Williston Basin. It stretches underneath Eastern Montana and Western North Dakota as well as parts of Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Since the shale boom beginning in the late 2000s, the Bakken has become 1 of only 10 oil fields globally that yield over
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