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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Build the bridge between your gas compositions and EFMs

Posted by Richard Link on Sep 12, 2018 6:53:00 AM

Let's say you have your electronic flow meters (EFMs) on the Zedi Access “island”. On another “island” called Zedi Lab Solutions, you have all your gas compositions. How do you upload your gas compositions into your EFMs?  Easy: Zedi Composition Management (ZCM) is the bridge connecting your EFMs to their gas analyses.

Use ZCM to link your EFM on Zedi Access to a sample point on ZCM.  When that sample point on ZCM receives an updated gas composition, click Apply to upload the gas composition into the EFM.  No need to send anyone to site and manually enter the gas composition into the actual EFM. 

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Pumping your smartphone with well data for upload—that’s Zedi Go!

Posted by Ed Moore on Sep 6, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Many pumpers are still collecting their data in a tally book, a reading sheet, or wrestling with a laptop in their truck on a remote—and hot (or freezing cold)—well site. Often times those pages get lost, aren't readable, and even have transposed numbers. Ahh yes, and the coffee stains, or illegible handwriting. Then chalk up the time it takes to decipher those numbers and input into your computer system.

Now all that data can be easily entered and stored on a device your pumpers already have, and cling to like it was their oxygen supply—their smart phone.

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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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Let’s get visible: Historical analyses and manage by exception with ZCM

Posted by Isabel Valoria Rao, P.Eng. on Aug 22, 2018 10:00:00 AM

When you receive your gas compositions and fluid analysis reports from a lab, what do you do with it? You upload it into the meter, enter it into your field data capture or production accounting system and file it away. Do you know how this new analysis compares to the previous ones? Can you see the meter’s historical analyses all at once? You can now with Zedi Composition Management (ZCM).

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