Industry Education

Crude Oil Samples

Types of Crude Oil: Heavy vs Light, Sweet vs Sour, and TAN count

What is Crude Oil? What are we referring to when we talk about oil? Crude oil is a black liquid found in geological formations. It is a fossil fuel, which means it is formed from dead organisms that are buried under intense heat and pressure. But not all crudes are alike. There are three primary
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Two LACT Units in a Field

What Does a LACT Unit Do?

A LACT unit is a piece of oil and gas equipment used to sample and measure oil so it can be transferred from one company to another.  What does LACT Stand For? LACT stands for Lease Automatic Custody Transfer. The custody of the oil is usually transferred from an upstream oil and gas producer to a
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Midstream Oil - Gathering, Transporting, Storing, and Refining

Midstream Oil: Gathering, Transporting, Storing, and Refining

Once oil is produced and separated from the water and gas, it’s ready to be moved. This is usually done by a midstream company. Oil is a little easier for a company to move because they don’t have to continually process, dehydrate, and compress it (like gas) or find space to inject or recycle it
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Electric Pilot on a well site

The Way We See It: the Digital Oilfield

A global study by Deloitte found that the oil and gas industry is one of the last to arrive at what is called “digital maturity.” In our our view there are two primary reasons for this: power and market conditions. Power in the Digital Oilfield The majority of well sites are not close to major
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Oil and Gas Wellsite Safety 101

Oil and Gas Wellsite Safety 101

Any time you are working in an oil and gas field there are hazards you need to be aware of.   In this oil and gas safety video, we’ll show you how to spot some of these hazards and take the appropriate action so you go home safe at the end of the day.   Before You Leave the
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