Simplify and consolidate your automation with ZAaaS

Posted by Chris Quigley on Apr 12, 2019 1:08:26 PM

It’s surprising how many operators are using one company to monitor tanks, another to automate pumps and yet another for back office reporting software. There may have been a time in history when this was necessary—there was a lot of narrow specialization at one time—but it is definitely hard to keep up with.

When something goes wrong, who do you call? If the problem is beyond the scope of your own people’s training, is the issue with the software, the hardware or the communication system? And will the providers each wait for the other one to fix it?

After all, you installed automation to increase efficiency, not create confusion and headaches.

 

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Zedi Automation as a Service: Expediting automation project timelines

Posted by Nate Lane on Mar 27, 2019 12:29:00 PM

“Zedi is light years ahead of the competition at automation implementation!”

This statement has become a common theme at our client meetings. Producers urgently require the deployment of an automation strategy in their fields; however, implementation has historically lagged for weeks, months or even years when working with other vendors. These producers typically receive conflicting information on exactly what is involved in the deployment, what is needed from them, and what their automation partner is truly capable of bringing to the table.

We set out to change that.

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What is Zedi Automation as a Service? [Infographic]

Posted by Amy Thibault on Mar 26, 2019 7:27:00 PM

Zedi Automation as a Service (ZAaaS) is designed to make it easier for you to explore the automation options for your needs, and then get up and running fast and accurately with our best practice pieces ready to install in weeks - not months.

Automation for oil and gas production that best support increases in production levels is usually very complex and time consuming for producers to put all the pieces together on their own without getting caught up in the agonizing details it takes to get it up and operating correctly to ultimately provide you and your team with the best decision making data you can get.

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Tank monitoring is simple with Zedi Automation as a Service

Posted by Doug Watt on Mar 21, 2019 11:43:00 AM

Do-it-yourself field automation sounds great until you realize all the mind-bending decisions involved.

I think of this when I go to a favorite restaurant—a fast-casual place where you line up in front of a massive menu board loaded with salads, sandwiches, soups, potatoes and…..on and on.

It’s obvious whenever the person in front of me is a first-timer. Eyes wide, hands shaking, lips moving without a sound. Maybe they’re praying. Because I felt that way on my first couple of visits, I can help them. I know how to navigate the menu.

The team at Zedi know how to navigate the field automation menu, including tank monitoring, because we’ve ordered before. We know the secret ingredients of sensors, the special sauce of communication links and the table setting of data storage and reporting. In short, you sit down, take care of your work—and we’ll order for you.

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Top 5 automation tips to increase oil and gas production

Posted by Nate Lane on Mar 13, 2019 2:13:35 PM

If you ask around for a single term that describes production automation system design, most engineers in oil and gas would hesitate to say “simple” or “straightforward.” Here at Zedi, automation is our thing; we live it and breathe it – heck, some of us even dream about it - you can’t control when innovation may strike! Our customers continue to benefit from solutions that are streamlined and straightforward thanks to our engineering team.

After all, the value of production automation could not be simpler: optimizing production leads to increased profitability. That said, here are “The Fab 5” automation tips to help increase Oil and Gas production:

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Ice cold safety

Posted by Zedi Health and Safety Team on Feb 13, 2019 12:08:27 PM

Snow, freezing rain, flash freezes, sleet, black ice or it all put together on any given day and you have the perfect ingredients for stress, danger and a potential catastrophe; or as most of us refer to it as - Winter.

On top of these Winter stresses, we’re also dealing with trying to balance work, life, deadlines, social, and family obligations. It’s easy to get frustrated and stressed over the extra time and effort it takes to get going each morning, when you have to shovel snow, clear off the car, wait for the defroster to even start working and inevitably, get stuck in endless traffic.

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Scaling Water Summary

Posted by Ross Gilbert on Jan 17, 2019 10:58:00 AM

Scaling is the deposition of mineral solids on surfaces as ions become less soluble and the solution supersaturated. Knowing the different types of scale that can form as well as understanding how to predict and prevent scale can considerably improve equipment life and prevent costly reduction to efficiency in the production of oil and gas.
 
Scaling must be taken into account in the production of oil and gas as it can reduce permeability near well bore and frack locations as well as reduce diameter of pipes from excess buildup. In extreme cases, refracking or pipe replacement may be required for production to continue.
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Fishing to optimize production

Posted by Amy Thibault on Jan 15, 2019 11:55:00 AM

I’ve been an obsessed angler for years. I don’t need a special reason or day to go fishing either – I go any chance I get. Sunny 108-degree Texas days, Christmas day, or drizzly cool days, it isn’t about the day, temperature, or location – it’s simply about the experience.

There is something about the peacefulness of being on the lake, or a river that captures my senses, and instantly relaxes me, while at the same time ignites my creative side with a new sense unlimited possibilities. But it isn’t the excitement of actually catching a fish at all (since it’s not my favorite meal) – but it’s the experience that captivates my mind, warms my soul, and energizes my spirit.

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Oil verses oil comparison

Posted by Preston Blackburn on Dec 27, 2018 11:12:00 AM

The correlation of oils to one another and their source rocks is an essential component in defining a basin’s petroleum system.

Oil verses oil correlations seek to determine whether oils were generated and expelled from the same source rock. Because the original composition of an oil can be changed by secondary processes (e.g. thermal maturation, migration, and reservoir alteration such as biodegradation, thermochemical sulfate reduction and phase separation), oils with very different bulk, molecular, and isotopic compositions still may be genetically related.
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The gift of safety

Posted by Zedi Health and Safety Team on Dec 19, 2018 1:39:00 PM

The holiday season is here and no matter which holiday(s) you celebrate (or not), it's a change in the season that affects everyone. Traffic is more hectic as the time draws near, and chances are pretty good that those that said last year that they will be better prepared for the next holiday season, are not.

Most of us will being getting more than enough of an emotional charge from watching way too many of the Christmas movies on TV that we watch every year that always manage to bring our senses to a yearly high. Many of us have family and friends coming to our homes, and we'll will be in a rush to make it a ‘perfect day’ and in a full on panic to get all the details just right to make it memorial, and joyous for all.

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