Flowback Wellsite in the Woodford Shale

Flowback: A Quick Guide

Flowback is the first stage of production after a well has been opened. In this guide, we’ll briefly explain the flowback process, the job of a flowback operator, and some unique challenges the flowback phase presents. 5 Stages of Oil Well Production The process of producing a well follows five broad stages:  Drilling—the ground is punctured
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Close-Up of a Pneumatic Temperature Controller

What is a Pneumatic Temperature Controller?

Oil and gas producers use a Pneumatic Temperature Controller to control a set temperature in production vessels.  Its most common use is in indirect heaters, emulsion treaters, rebillers, steam generators, heat exchangers, cooler shutter controls, and salt bath heaters. How Does It Work? Pneumatic Temperature Controllers have a stainless tube to monitor changing temperatures. This tube connects
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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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Types of Liquid Control Valves

What is a Liquid Control Valve?

A liquid control valve regulates the flow of liquid. There are many varieties of liquid control valve. In this article, we’ll cover three common types: a High Pressure Control Valve, a Treater Valve, and a Dump Valve. High Pressure Control Valve A High Pressure Control Valve is a highly versatile product that can be used in both liquid and
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How to Troubleshoot a Treater Valve

Troubleshooting a Kimray Treater Valve

Experiencing operational issues with your Kimray Treater Valve? In this video, we explain three possible reasons for this and show you how to correct them. Troubleshooting the Treater Valve If your Kimray Treater Valve is opening and closing too quickly or not holding tight level control, this usually indicates an issue with the valve equalizing line.
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