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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 Trim Material to Prevent Abrasion?

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 flowback, natural sand in the formation, and saltwater. Wear
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