Best of 2018 Zedi Access updates [Infographic]

Posted by Doug Watt on Dec 5, 2018 11:53:00 AM

Our accomplished team of developers and IIoT experts drive our innovative platform enhancements to give you
leading-edge data to promote your production, profits and sustainability to new heights.

In this infographic we decided on our favorite Zedi Access updates for 2018, we hope these are some of your favorites too! [Infographic]

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Unconventional wells exceed expectations with unconventional lift

Posted by Amber Voithofer, P. E. on Nov 20, 2018 1:46:00 PM

Things used to be so much simpler. Every home had one phone line. Every store took cash or checks. And, almost every well had a rod pump over its whole life span.

Complexity though, can be really great for your bottom line.

With cell phones, we can call for help from just about anywhere. Debit cards are way faster than check writing. And using a series of unconventional lifting methods on unconventional wells is unlocking oil and gas—and profitability that we could only dream of as recently as 10 years ago.

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Autonomous production is now

Posted by Adin Nand on Nov 13, 2018 12:06:00 PM

From 1859, when Colonel Edwin Drake successfully drilled America’s first oil well in Pennsylvania and over the next several decades, the oil and gas business was primarily driven by manual labor. This meant high vehicle mileage, and lost production time because pumpers and engineers were constantly needed on location, which resulted in operational inefficiencies and many safety issues.

Until the introduction of automation technology into the oil and gas industry.

As automation technology has progressed, from cable tools to rotary drills; from car phones to palm-sized smart phones; from desktop computers for accounting to ubiquitous sensors sending big data through the cloud to smart devices; oilfield efficiency has continued to cut costs, save time, boost production and improve safety.

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The history of Zedi explorers

Posted by Amy Thibault on Oct 25, 2018 8:50:00 AM

I'm the first to admit it; I was not the best history student in school. The very mention of historical events made my eyes instantly glaze over. I felt (at the time) that anything historical somehow didn't matter to me since it was sooooo long ago, and my experiences were completely independent from the people and events involved. My complete disconnect and ignorance at the time completely baffles me now.

Thankfully, I have since realized that if you don't have a complete understanding of history, you're bound to repeat the same mistakes over, and over again. When you take that same principal and apply it to the historical successes you can also begin map your strategic future.

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Accurately alarming a pipeline leak

Posted by Tomer Berkovich on Oct 19, 2018 3:04:14 PM

For years now we’ve been able to monitor tank levels, compressors, pump operations and flow meters. Most of that is pretty cut-and-dried. The tank is at whatever level it’s at; the pump is either running or it’s not. An alarm tells us what we need to know the minute we need to know it.

But detecting a pipeline leak involves combining a number of data points and deciding which ones, or which combination of points, means there really is a leak. I’m stressing “really” because the industry first believed any anomaly needed to be alarmed because at that point an anomaly equaled leak, and we defiantly know the faster that leak could be stopped, and repaired; the more profits from your production ended up staying in your pocket.

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Monitoring and control can keep progressive cavity pumps from costly cycles [White Paper]

Posted by Tomer Berkovich on Oct 11, 2018 2:56:32 PM

Progressive cavity pump problems
 
For pumping heavy oil loaded with sludge, sand and other thickening and abrasive contents, a progressive cavity pump is unparalleled for effectiveness. Almost no other pump design can survive even a few barrels of this kind of oil.
 
PC pumps allow for pump speed control—a vital option as production levels change over the life of a well. The main drawback to PC pumps comes with restarting them if they have to be stopped for any reason, including overfilled storage tanks, pipeline back pressure or empty diesel fuel tanks. In my experience there is only about a 50-50 chance of getting a PC pump restarted without extended cleaning and servicing by a work-over rig. This costs the producer in both service expenses and in lost production revenue.
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Keeping your team safe

Posted by Zedi Health and Safety Team on Oct 4, 2018 2:37:00 PM

Each one of us has a role to play in creating a safe working environment. We also have a responsibility to help keep our co-workers safe.

This is particularly true when it comes to new employees. People starting a first ever, or new job are at their most vulnerable to safety hazards. Research shows that workers under the age of 25 are more likely to be injured on the job in their first month on the job. These first time, and new team members are five times more likely to be hurt during this time.

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Better crops at lower cost - the promise of smart farms

Posted by Massimo Torri on Oct 2, 2018 8:45:00 AM

It’s funny—sometimes we talk about smart farms as if they were a 2010-to-now phenomenon. But when you see how farm yields boomed in the 20s and 30s due to hybrid crops and the addition of technology—tractors—you realize farms have been getting smarter for decades.

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Zedi Labs can tell you exactly what your LNG is made of

Posted by Heidi Fabrizius on Sep 27, 2018 9:15:40 AM

According to the EIA, the US is the third leading exporter of LNG in the world. Right behind Qatar and Australia. Experts think we’re just getting started… As these exports have started to ramp up since Congress allowed them in 2016, we realized that LNG needs to be tested for content just like produced natural gas or produced oil do.

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Safety is trust, training and people—even at home

Posted by Robert Webb on Sep 18, 2018 2:10:00 PM

Do you have one of those little voices in your head that tells you to take safety shortcuts on home projects? Like when you don’t turn off the breaker before replacing a plug, it says, “What could go wrong?”

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