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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Increase rod pump oil well production

Posted by Amy Thibault on Dec 12, 2018 6:04:00 AM

The basic formula for increasing rod-pump oil well production is pretty clear to me: the more the pump runs, the more oil it pumps. The real issue is how to reduce downtime, so that it runs more, and pumps more.

What wasn't clear to me is why on earth about 100,000 pumpjacks in the US alone are not monitored—other than by someone driving all the way out to the well site every couple of days. With that method, a pump may have been down, or even worse leaking for a day or so before it’s noticed by anyone. That’s several hours of production time that can never be recovered.

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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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