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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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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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Finding the combinations you need to increase production

Posted by Amy Thibault on Aug 27, 2018 1:50:00 PM

One of my favorite combinations was always my Grandmothers fresh, warm, homemade donuts with a thin, bit of crispiness on the edges, combined with a warm mug of cocoa. I remember sitting next to her wood stove in the morning with my teeth chattering trying to warm up from another cold, snowy Vermont night. When she handed me my breakfast, it completely changed everything.

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True cost of in-house SCADA

Posted by Amy Thibault on Aug 7, 2018 10:06:00 AM

You’ve been really busy lately; planning to design install and manage your own SCADA system.You've done all your homework, researched, endlessly read on the how to’s, precautions and potential disasters to avoid. You’re ready to invest your hard-earned money, and commit even more of your precious time into the next steps.

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Autonomous description for clarity [Infographic]

Posted by Amy Thibault on Jul 13, 2018 11:16:14 AM

Everywhere you read now you see Autonomous references; self driving cars, driver-assist, automatic braking, parallel parking, and more. Autonomous is now mainstream, and the terms people use to discuss it can quickly become unclear.

What some people call ‘Autonomy’ others label ‘Automation’—and vice versa. Even at Zedi we occasionally hear the words interchanged, creating confusion for customers, and our own team. To communicate with clarity (one of our Zedi Values) – we’ve defined our terms. [Infographic]

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The top 3 production and service tools

Posted by Amy Thibault on Jun 12, 2018 10:44:47 AM

If you like to grow plants, you know that there are three main things they require for growth: water, sunshine and good soil. If you supply all these, your plants will grow healthy and strong, putting out new leaves and colorful blossoms in their season.

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What's the point of a survey?

Posted by Amy Thibault on Nov 28, 2017 1:27:38 PM

I’m one of those strange people that will be wide awake in the middle of the night working on a project that I’m far too excited about doing to think about stopping for sleep.  I’ve been known to stay up for days on end to meet deadlines, while drinking way too much tea, and chatting with my cat.  My fingers move like lightening jumping around my keyboard, trying to get all my ideas out of my head before they disappear into the sunrise.

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IIoT to get all humans and machines on the same page

Posted by Amy Thibault on Aug 28, 2017 10:33:06 AM

What if we could help you know about production issues instantly—anywhere in the world? 
What if all pertinent personnel got that information in an easy-to-read dashboard at the same time? 

What if that same information system helped valves and pumps self-monitor so they required less oversight?

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5 things that can change your world (and why we love them!)

Posted by Amy Thibault on Jun 12, 2017 9:48:02 AM

In the kitchen of each Zedi office we have powerful words adhered to the walls.  At first glance they are striking, with bright colors, but those words are no beautiful accident.  They are there by design.  They aren’t just words to the Zedi community.  They’re the Zedi Values.  We don’t simply have these values, we live our values.

We’re exposed to them every day, hold each other accountable with them, make decisions based around them, and we make sure our customers know our values to make sure they align with their goals.

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The Strength of a Promise

Posted by Amy Thibault on Jun 10, 2016 11:42:22 AM

When I first heard the name Zedi I immediately thought of Jedi, Star Wars and those awesome shinning lightsabers.  Born a Gen X, 80’s child, this defiantly raised my curiosity.  I had no idea what Zedi did, and didn’t have the slightest clue who, or what they were as a company.  I read about their innovative technology, easy-to-read data, reliable and accurate field and consulting services and creative solutions they offer to oil and gas companies.  

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