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Well Site in the Bakken in North Dakota

Bakken Shale History: the Brigham Exploration Multi-Stage Fracture

Bakken Shale History: Brigham Exploration in the Olson Well “The current Bakken boom began on September 7, 2008, the day the US housing market crashed and a deep economic recession began.” In his book The Boom: How Fracking Ignited the American Energy Revolution and Changed the World, Russell Gold tells the story of Brigham Exploration’s big gamble in
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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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Back Pressure Regulator and High Pressure Control Valve Package

Permian Basin Oil Production: 3 Popular Kimray Products in West Texas

Believed by some to be the largest oil and gas field in the world, Permian Basin oil was originally discovered by 1920 by W. H. Abrams in Mitchell County. The Permian is 250 miles wide and 300 miles long, stretching from Lubbock south to the Rio Grande and from central Texas west into southeastern New Mexico.
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Following the Pipes around an Oil and Gas Well Site

Oil and Gas 101: Following the Pipes around an Oil and Gas Well Site

In this Oil and Gas 101 video, we take a trip around a well site and explain what each piece of equipment is doing to separate the oil, gas, and water being produced. Well Head The well head is where it all begins. The producer in this video has drilled a well and set up
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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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