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Vapor Recovery Tower: How One Producer Used Automation to Achieve Control of a VRT

Background A customer had a new well in the SCOOP, and they were looking for help with their Vapor Recovery Tower. Challenge A Vapor Recovery Tower—often abbreviated “VRT”—is a vertical pressure vessel designed to capture the vapor off of oil. Producers typically install vapor recovery towers between production separators and liquid storage tanks. A VRT
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Troubleshooting a Dump Valve in the Anadarko Woodford

Troubleshooting a Dump Valve in the Anadarko Woodford

We recently received a call from a producer in the Anadarko Woodford who was experiencing washout issues with his dump valve body. We went out to see what we could do. Here are the results. Well Conditions Known Vessel Design: Bucket and weir water knockout Oil: 520 Bbl/D Water: 730 Bbl/D Gas: 8.2 Mmcf/D Knockout Vessel Pressure: 220 psi
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Flowback Operator Adam Vettner at a Woodford Shale Well Site

Oilfield Profiles: Flowback Operator

Shale Boom Creates Flowback Jobs The practice of horizontal drilling and fracturing shale formations for oil and gas began growing in the U.S. in the early 2000s. In September of 2014, this practice surpassed traditional methods and became the primary way companies produced energy. After drilling a well the next step in the process requires a
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V-Port Ball Valve on a Metering Skid

A V-Port Ball Valve can provide control in many applications. In this piece we’ll look at its operation in holding back pressure on a gross liquid metering skid. Application: Ball Valve on a Metering Skid A Kimray customer in California had a metering skid near the their wellhead. It’s installation purpose was to test the well and
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Vapor Recovery Unit in the DJ Basin Using Electric Pilot

A producer in the Colorado DJ Basin was using a pneumatic controller for an inlet suction control valve on a vapor recovery unit (VRU). Vapor recovery is a common practice in Colorado, and electric control products are becoming more common because of the strict emissions regulations there. In light of these needs, we asked the
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