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Why Staged Gas Pressure Drop is Critical to Producers

  In natural gas production, managing the gas pressure drop is critical. If mishandled, these drops can jam up your system and cause downtime. One of the problems pressure drops cause is freezing pipes and valves due to the Joule-Thomson effect. Another risk when the pressure drops is loss of valuable condensate. How Oil Condensate
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What is a Gun Barrel in Oil and Gas

What is a Gun Barrel in Oil and Gas?

A gun barrel is an atmospheric vessel that producers use to separate oil, water, and gas. Gun barrels are also referred to as settling tanks and wash tanks. How a Gun Barrel Works Inside the barrel, the emulsion enters through an emulsion inlet and then enters a downward flume. Gas is removed in the top
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P&ID Symbols

How to Read Oil and Gas P&ID Symbols

Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams—abbreviated P&IDs—are the schematics used in the field of instrumentation and control. Field techs, engineers, and operators use P&ID symbols to better understand the process and how the instrumentation is interconnected​. Most industries have standardized the symbols according to the ISA standard S5.1 Instrumentation Symbol Specification​. Some organization may also refer to P&IDs
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Open and Closed Loop Control

Open and Closed Loop Control: What They Are and How They Work

A control loop is a process management system that maintains a variable at a desired set point. There are two types of control loops: Open Loop Control and Closed Loop Control. How Open Loop Control Works In Open Loop Control, there is no direct measurement of the process variable available for use in making compensating adjustments
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Oil and Gas Industry Trends: Generational Turnover

One trend many oil and gas companies are navigating is generational turnover. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in November of 1983 there were 263,500 jobs Americans working in oil and gas. In November 2003, that number hit a 40-year low of 118,600 before trending back up to 163,800 in November of 2019. Due
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