Zedi Automation as a Service, because juggling is for the circus

Posted by Doug Watt on May 8, 2019 1:16:46 PM

Maybe you’ve declared your intention to automate your production. That’s great. It’s a growing trend and it will really boost efficiency. But the jury is still out on whether to do it in-house or to let us do it for you.

I have a question that may clarify that decision for you:

What are you good at?

You’re good at evaluating leases, considering how to economically produce a field and to get that oil and gas to market. If you were to jump into field automation in-house, what would that look like in terms of hiring, training and implementing?

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Zedi Automation as a Service: Expediting automation project timelines

Posted by Nate Lane on Mar 27, 2019 1:29:00 PM

“Zedi is light years ahead of the competition at automation implementation!”

This statement has become a common theme at our client meetings. Producers urgently require the deployment of an automation strategy in their fields; however, implementation has historically lagged for weeks, months or even years when working with other vendors. These producers typically receive conflicting information on exactly what is involved in the deployment, what is needed from them, and what their automation partner is truly capable of bringing to the table.

We set out to change that.

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Tank monitoring is simple with Zedi Automation as a Service

Posted by Doug Watt on Mar 21, 2019 12:43:00 PM

Do-it-yourself field automation sounds great until you realize all the mind-bending decisions involved.

I think of this when I go to a favorite restaurant—a fast-casual place where you line up in front of a massive menu board loaded with salads, sandwiches, soups, potatoes and…..on and on.

It’s obvious whenever the person in front of me is a first-timer. Eyes wide, hands shaking, lips moving without a sound. Maybe they’re praying. Because I felt that way on my first couple of visits, I can help them. I know how to navigate the menu.

The team at Zedi know how to navigate the field automation menu, including tank monitoring, because we’ve ordered before. We know the secret ingredients of sensors, the special sauce of communication links and the table setting of data storage and reporting. In short, you sit down, take care of your work—and we’ll order for you.

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Top 5 automation tips to increase oil and gas production

Posted by Nate Lane on Mar 13, 2019 3:13:35 PM

If you ask around for a single term that describes production automation system design, most engineers in oil and gas would hesitate to say “simple” or “straightforward.” Here at Zedi, automation is our thing; we live it and breathe it – heck, some of us even dream about it - you can’t control when innovation may strike! Our customers continue to benefit from solutions that are streamlined and straightforward thanks to our engineering team.

After all, the value of production automation could not be simpler: optimizing production leads to increased profitability. That said, here are “The Fab 5” automation tips to help increase Oil and Gas production:

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Increase rod pump oil well production

Posted by Amy Thibault on Dec 12, 2018 7:04:00 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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