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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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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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We ask because we care!

Posted by Amy Thibault on Apr 30, 2018 11:08:36 AM

There’s always a reason for the season. Every season in our lives has a reason; regained focus with the crisp, fall temperatures, the cold winter nights provides more rest, re-newed beauty and the growth of Spring remind us of possibilities, and the moments of total relaxation in the Summer soaking up the sun revive our spirit and soul.

Our annual Zedi Customer Experience Survey has a reason and a season too; every year we pause for a moment and measure how successful our efforts have been, and where we need to improve to ensure our team is focused on the right innovations, and the best possible solutions for our customers so they can become more productive, more profitable and more sustainable.

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We brave any conditions for your oil field

Posted by Amy Thibault on Mar 21, 2018 9:30:34 AM

“Baby, It’s Cold Outside” doesn’t begin to describe winters in Wyoming or Montana. Winter lows average well below zero, whatever scale you’re using. It’s why detailed training, safety, planning and teamwork are literally life-and-death issues as we help keep oil and gas production flowing - in even the coldest, and hottest areas of North America.

Whether it’s one of our team members that work in upstream and midstream areas in temps around 110 degrees in the complete dust and heat of summer in the Permian, or well below zero in the Bakken - no one leaves the yard without extensive training, preparation, and a carefully checked list.

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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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