Oil Well in Titusville, PA

A Short History of Oil: 1700-1870

The history of oil starts in the dark. Before the modern era of electricity, once the sun dropped below the horizon, it was dark. If you wanted to do anything after sundown, you needed a source of fuel for fire. This quest for this fuel led people to do some interesting things with animals. In
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Which Electric Actuator is Right For Me?

Valvcon or Tritex II: Which Electric Actuator is Right for Me?

At the core of the oil industry’s move toward digital, low-emissions operations is the process of control. Specifically, this refers to valves and valve actuation. In our effort to increase our automated solutions, Kimray now offers two electric actuators. Both actuators are effective and distinct. Let’s take a look at some specific features and typical
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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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The Best Suction Controller for a Natural Gas Compressor

The Best Suction Controller for a Natural Gas Compressor

What is a Natural Gas Compressor? A natural gas compressor is a large engine that uses positive displacement to compress natural gas.   In this video, Breck shows you a solution for suction control on a gas compressor.  Regulating Flow in a Natural Gas Compressor Natural gas compressors require precise regulation of the gas flow to keep
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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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