valve trim

3 Challenges in the Bakken Oil Field

3 Challenges in the Bakken Oil Field

The Bakken oil field is a high yield oil play that also produces a lot of water, with an average production ratio around 1:2 oil to water. The produced oil is a clean, low specific gravity blend that requires little refining. The water content is typically high in salt content, which presents unique challenges to
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What is the Best Valve Seat Material for your Conditions

What is the Best Valve Seat Material for your Conditions?

Why is the Valve Seat Material Important? In a High Pressure Control Valve, the valve seat is the part inside of the valve against which the valve plug closes to seal off and shut the valve. Long-lasting performance of this critical part is highly dependent on the valve seat material. Different conditions of your production
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Valve Packing Material: VEE Packing

What is Valve Packing? In linear control valves, such as Kimray’s High Pressure Control Valves, the linear motion of the stem is an essential design feature that allows the accurate control of the fluid or gas flowing through the valve. Through the linear motion of the stem, the valve moves the valve plug to and
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Control Valve Trim Material Selection for the Permian Basin

Control Valve Trim Material Selection for the Permian Basin

The valve trim you select for your High Pressure Control Valve can make a crucial difference to the valve’s operation. In the Permian Basin, producers are looking for valves to stand up to the two big byproducts of modern oil and gas production: sand and water. In this article, we’ll explain what to look for
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High Pressure Control Valve being used at a Williston Basin Well Site

Bakken Oil Production: 3 Popular Kimray Products in the Williston Basin

Originally discovered in 1953, the Bakken Formation is a rock unit in the Williston Basin. It stretches underneath Eastern Montana and Western North Dakota as well as parts of Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Since the shale boom beginning in the late 2000s, the Bakken has become 1 of only 10 oil fields globally that yield over
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