sand

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
+ Read More

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. In this process, after a well is drilled, a frac crew pumps
+ Read More

Flowback Equipment: A Dump Valve Designed to Handle Sand

Flowback Equipment: A Dump Valve Designed to Handle Sand

Flowback equipment takes a beating from sand. Because of their flow paths, valves are particularly vulnerable to damage. Stems, cages, diaphragms, seats, and sometimes even the valve bodies can be compromised. In this video, Kimray Account Manager Kyle Andrews demonstrates the Kimray Dump Valve that works best in this application. What is Flowback? The flowback
+ Read More

What is the Best Valve Trim Material to Prevent Abrasion?

How Is Abrasion Affecting Your Valves? In oil and gas applications with highly abrasive conditions, control valves can take a real beating. Sand, salt, and other abrasive elements wear away the internal trim, packing, and body as it moves through the valve. Sources of valve abrasion include fracking flowback, natural sand in the formation, and
+ Read More