Safe kids - Recognizing hot summer vehicle hazards

Posted by Randy Quesseth on Jun 22, 2018 2:47:20 PM

The summer catches many of us off guard every year - The sun heats up, the icy cold temperatures of winter are quickly replaced with the sweltering hot, humid, sunny days of summer. We welcome most of the change, but there is certainly one change that comes with the warm summer days that none of us welcome.

Unfortunately, the season change doesn’t simply bring us summer vacations, and fishing. It also brings tragedy. It’s just like clockwork, every year. I can’t explain it, nobody can, but it happens every year with amazing regularity when the temperature starts to climb.

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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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Extra miles are all in a day’s work for Zedi field techs

Posted by Allen McKerchie on Jun 7, 2018 12:45:00 PM

Recently, several of my Riverton, WY team members and I had driven to Farmington, NM to help set up the new Zedi office there. When a new tech for that office needed a fully outfitted calibration truck for his first day on the job—before that office’s trucks had been delivered—there was only one thing to do. Collect the equipment he’d need for the day and put it on the company truck I’d driven down in.

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Of all your SCADA data, how do you know what you need to know?

Posted by Ed Moore on May 29, 2018 8:51:00 AM

When you go to a restaurant, do you order straight off the menu? Or do you substitute mashed potatoes for fries, do you ask for extra tomatoes, or do you ask for rye instead of wheat? Or do you just ask for a number 5, pay your money and go sit down?

When it comes to ordering reports on your field data, you can’t settle for a “Number 5.” There are certain things you need to see first, there are certain ways you want things listed and there are ways you need it broken out.

Want it “your way?” I’m glad you asked. That’s exactly why we put together Zedi Vital.

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How do we measure success? One test at a time!

Posted by Robert Webb on May 24, 2018 4:07:00 PM

Were there little pencil marks on a door frame at the house you grew up in, if you were fortunate enough to stay in one place that long? Did Mom or Dad make you stand straight up and hold still as a board while they made that mark, measured it and dated it?

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Shell-certified LACT meter technicians in Louisiana

Posted by Stephen Majoria on May 14, 2018 2:35:00 PM

In the Gulf Coast, Shell USA is the big producer—and therefore the one that sets the standards for anyone who wants to work with them in any capacity—upstream, midstream, field service, etc. They want to make sure oil flow in or out is measured as accurately as possible—for the good of everyone involved.

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The science of safety with automation

Posted by Jennifer Sartor on May 10, 2018 7:10:00 AM

Here in the Eagle Ford plays of deep south Texas, we have plenty to worry about: heat, dust, the occasional rattlesnake, and H2S for starters. Life certainly keeps us on our toes!

What our customers like about having their remote monitoring data readily available through Zedi Access is that it shortens their list of things to worry about. Considerably.

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Gain control and information with predictive analytics through IIoT

Posted by Massimo Torri on May 7, 2018 11:30:00 AM

What if your wells or pipelines could call you up and tell you they were sick before they went down?

If you’ve ever gone to the doctor to get some medicine at the first sign of a fever—to try to shorten the illness—you understand what I mean.

Most of the time now, in the oil patch, the first we know of a problem is when the pump breaks down, the compressor slams on the brakes, a valve gives way or there’s some other catastrophic—and expensive—problem.

What if we could use Big Data to start detecting the lead-up to a problem and fix it before it became a shutdown or, in the case of a pipeline, a big leak? It could help our people work smarter by doing small jobs in time to reduce the major ones.

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We ask because we care!

Posted by Rebecca Geddes on Apr 30, 2018 11:08:36 AM

There’s always a reason for the season. Every season in our lives has a reason; Our regained focus with the crisp, fall temperatures, the cold winter nights gets us more rest, re-newed beauty and 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 the team at Zedi focus 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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Gas to Oil Ratios: Flash Liberation Studies vs Modeling Software

Posted by Preston Blackburn on Apr 26, 2018 12:30:00 PM

 One of Zedi's most exciting and proprietary tests is the flash liberation study. Flash gas liberation analysis is a physical measurement of the gas liberated from the flash of pressurized liquid hydrocarbon. The goal of the analysis is to replicate a stock tank in the field on a small scale. With the stock tank replicated, the effects of a pressure or temperature drop on emissions can be measured. Traditionally this measurement of the GOR (gas to oil ratio) has been done using process modeling software based on gas chromatography data.

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