troubleshooting

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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Glycol Dehydration Troubleshooting

Glycol Dehydration Troubleshooting: 7 Key Questions

Because dehydration systems are complex and must be closely monitored, glycol dehydration troubleshooting is an important and ongoing process in natural gas production.  If the temperature, pressure, or flow rate change even slightly in your system, a chain reaction can affect the glycol pump and keep the system from functioning properly.   In this video,
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Dump Valve Washout Issues

Dump Valve Problems in the Anadarko Woodford

We recently received a call from a producer in the Anadarko Woodford who was experiencing dump valve problems. 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 Downstream Pressure: 60 psi
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Flowback Operator Adam Vettner at a Woodford Shale Well Site

Oilfield Profiles: Flowback Operator

Shale Boom Creates Flowback Operator 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
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