Podcast: How Does a Pneumatic Valve Actuator Work? Episode #6

A pneumatic valve actuator uses motive gas to drive a valve to its open or closed position. In this episode of Stuff You Should Know About Oil and Gas Production, Kyle Andrews answers the question, How does a pneumatic valve actuator work? Topics for How Does a Pneumatic Valve Actuator Work? What is an actuator? 
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6 Ways to Separate an Oil and Water Emulsion

An oil and water emulsion refers specifically to the fluid that comes directly from an oil and gas well.  When a well is produced, what comes to the surface is a mixture of oil, water, gas, and solids. After the gas has been separated from the liquid, the oil and water that remain must also be separated.   Emulsions in the oil industry are either classified as “water-in-oil“ or
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What Does a Lease Operator Do?

What Does a Lease Operator Do?

A Lease Operator is one of the most important jobs in the oil and gas industry. From troubleshooting to knowing when—and who—to call for help, this person is responsible for keeping a producing well producing. The ideal lease operator is mechanically minded and excels at troubleshooting and solving problems. Typical Day in the Life of
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valve damage

Limit Valve Damage with the Low Pressure High Volume Valve

What Causes Valve Damage? Control valve damage is common with modern completion processes. Managing erosive production fluid is a constant battle for oil and gas producers, particularly during flowback.  Control valves take a beating from the sand and other particulates in the flow, often causing  damage to the valve trim and body. This leads to
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Podcast: How Does a 3-Phase Separator Work? Episode #5

How does a 3-phase separator work? In this episode, Kimray Product Applications Trainer Kyle Andrews explains. Topics for How Does a 3-Phase Separator Work? Why is separation so critical in oil and gas production? What are the 3 phases? Where are these types of separators found? What are the key components of a separator? How
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