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GreaseBook App: Oil Production Software

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  • The Basics of Setting Up an Oil & Gas Production Tank Battery

    The tank battery is the arrangement of storage and processing tanks, flow lines, and other equipment necessary to operate a well. Some tank batteries are connected to just one well, while others receive and process fluids from several different wells. When a single tank battery receives from a few different wells, those wells will usually … Continue reading The Basics of Setting Up an Oil & Gas Pr...

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  • Using Side Pocket Mandrels in Oil & Gas Production

    When using a gas lift system, mandrels are an integral part of the pumping system. Valves are installed in these pieces of hardware, which are an important part of regulating the flow of gas. Conventional mandrels are straightforward to use, but they have a significant downside. When one mandrel fails or needs maintenance, the entire … Continue reading Using Side Pocket Mandrels in Oil & Gas Produ...

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  • Mandrels and Gas Lift Valves in Oil & Gas Production

    A gas lift system normally requires valves in the production tubing down the well.  These valves open in sequence, injecting the gas that forces fluid in the tubing to the surface. The hardware that connects the valve to the tubing is called a mandrel. There’s two general categories of mandrels, and whichever you choose can … Continue reading Mandrels and Gas Lift Valves in Oil & Gas Production → ...

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  • The Basics of Gas Lift Pumping in Oil & Gas Production

    Figure 1. A basic gas lift system. (courtesy of McMurry-Macco Lift Systems) The production of any well is going to eventually drop. Even with a well that at first naturally flows rather than requiring pumping, the volume of oil produced will drop at some point. Production may drop to the point that the number of … Continue reading The Basics of Gas Lift Pumping in Oil & Gas Production → The post T...

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  • Using Hydraulic Systems to Power Multiple Wells in Oil & Gas Production

    Figure 1: An example of a central power system. Using one central hydraulic system to power multiple wells is a popular setup. A single triplex pump, depending on the amount of power oil needed, could supply power oil to up to eight wells. The advantage of using such a system is that you only need … Continue reading Using Hydraulic Systems to Power Multiple Wells in Oil & Gas Production → The post...

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  • Single Well Hydraulic Systems in Oil & Gas Production

    Figure 1. A unidraulic system for a single well. (courtesy of Trico Industries, Inc.) Hydraulic Systems For A Single Well Hydraulic systems can be used to pump a single well, or as a central power system for several wells. When using it with a single well, the hydraulic triplex system is placed on the edge … Continue reading Single Well Hydraulic Systems in Oil & Gas Production → The post Single W...

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  • Different Types of Hydraulic Lift Pumps in Oil & Gas Production

    Basics of Hydraulic Lift Hydraulic systems uses fluid pressure to power a pump. That is done by pumping fluids downhole using a triplex pump designed for extremely high pressure, usually between approximately 2,000 and 5,000 psi. Hydraulic lifts are flexible, and are useful for wells that are producing any volume, from low to high. In … Continue reading Different Types of Hydraulic Lift Pumps in O...

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  • Submersible Electrical Pumps for Oil & Gas Pumping: Automatic Controls

    Well Operation and Automatic Controls You may choose to operate your well continuously, or only run the submersible pump for part of the day. The well capacity and the amount of fluid you need to produce in a day will determine which is best for your operation. In the past, pump controls were fairly simple … Continue reading Submersible Electrical Pumps for Oil & Gas Pumping: Automatic Controls → ...

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  • Using Submersible Pumps for Lease Pumping in Oil & Gas Production

    When a well’s production starts to fall due to decreased hole pressure, there’s a few techniques you can use to bring its output back to former levels. Mechanical lift can be one method, but once production begins to fall further, a lift may no longer be effective. It is possible to extend the usefulness of … Continue reading Using Submersible Pumps for Lease Pumping in Oil & Gas Production → The ...

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  • A Pumper’s Basic Guide to Mechanical Lifts in Oil & Gas Production

    Throughout the life of a flowing well, a variety of systems can (and often will) be used. Sometimes these mechanical lifts are used in sequence, on more than one occasion, or even in conjunction with one another. In most oil field cases, there are four common artificial lift types used; these include: Electric Submersible Pump … Continue reading A Pumper’s Basic Guide to Mechanical Lifts in Oil & ...

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  • A Lease Pumper’s Basic Guide to Plunger Lifts

    Over the past decade, plunger lift use has grown drastically; which in turn, has created a boost in oil productivity. Other contributions have included: improved computers and technology, equipment reliability, and other service alternatives. Lease operators can find plunger lifts with simple straightforward arrangements to more complex computer operated options. To help understand a little … Cont...

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  • Elvis Has Left the Oil Patch

    Okay GreaseBookers, I know that most of us love our dogs. Since I have been in the oilfield, I have met only one person who did not like a dog in a pumping truck. It happens to be the man I pump for now – although unless there is a large rain (not likely where … Continue reading Elvis Has Left the Oil Patch → The post Elvis Has Left the Oil Patch appeared first on Greasebook.

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  • A Lease Pumper’s Basic Guide to Producing Flowing Wells

    Flowing wells are created when the water and gas produce a pressure forcing the liquid from within the rock through any openings (such as a well). While the pressure may be powerful enough to push the liquids to rise up when created towards the surface; and as time progresses, this pressure will decrease, and lift … Continue reading A Lease Pumper’s Basic Guide to Producing Flowing Wells → The pos...

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  • 6 Areas You Should Know about Completing any Oil and Gas Well

    Drilling the well and cementing the casing are only the first steps to completing the well.  Once complete, the rig crew will install tubing to bring the oil and/or gas from the reservoir back to the surface. This tubing is connected to a wellhead with some sort of control valve system (like a Christmas tree) … Continue reading 6 Areas You Should Know about Completing any Oil and Gas Well → The po...

  • A Basic Guide to Oil and Gas Drilling Operations

    Just like no two people are alike, neither are two wells. It doesn’t matter if the wells are located in the same area, utilize the same equipment, or if they are drilled into with the same oil-bearing formation; the outcomes of the drilling procedure relies on a wide variety of variables. This can include: people, … Continue reading A Basic Guide to Oil and Gas Drilling Operations → The post A Bas...

  • Lead The Way

    In my years in the oilfield, I have noted that there tends to be a sort of kill-or-be-killed culture among the people who work in it together. When I came home from Iraq, I fairly quickly entered the oilfield and found, in many cases, a sort of culture that did not favor team playing, punished … Continue reading Lead The Way → The post Lead The Way appeared first on Greasebook.

  • The Six Million Dollar Kimray

    Okay so, when they rebuilt the Six Million Dollar Man, they made him better. I mean there’s really no arguing the point. Have you seen the man jump a building? They had the technology, as they reminded watchers each evening of the popular show that aired for the first time in 1973. Steve Austin was … Continue reading The Six Million Dollar Kimray → The post The Six Million Dollar Kimray appeared f...

  • It was a Muddy Pumping Christmas

    Okay so, literally 10 minutes before I got to my first oil well on Christmas day, the weather was a balmy 64 degrees and things, while cloudy, looked pretty muchly okay. I had a weather report that sort of hinted otherwise. but who believes them anymore? Not me. However, I should have listened. Because, like … Continue reading It was a Muddy Pumping Christmas → The post It was a Muddy Pumping Chri...

  • The Haunted Lease

    Okay so It’s Halloween time and I can’t help but think of things that frighten me like plugged up Meko regulators, critters lurking in my meter houses and strange mechanics who appear late at night at my locations. This year, there seems to be a lot of hysteria around clowns of, well, I just don’t … Continue reading The Haunted Lease → The post The Haunted Lease appeared first on Greasebook.

  • How to Split More (Gas Meter) Lines Than Pablo Escobar

    Okay, so I was coming back from a much needed break out of the Iraqi war zone from Ireland. The year was 2005. It was a beautiful vacation. I had met my family in Dublin and for 10 days we had just made a fabulous tour of the country, starting at Wicklow, through County Cork … Continue reading How to Split More (Gas Meter) Lines Than Pablo Escobar → The post How to Split More (Gas Meter) Lines Tha...

  • Hellfighters

    Okay, so every time I go out to see my friend Renee Cudd, I know where I will find her. She will be riding around in her golf cart on her ranch in Woodward, Oklahoma overseeing and managing the vast quarter horse ranch she and her late husband built together. She is beautiful, my friend, … Continue reading Hellfighters → The post Hellfighters appeared first on Greasebook.

  • Greener Pastures and Manually Starting an Old Arrow C-96 Pumping Unit…

    Okay, so until about three years ago, I had not started a pumping unit engine by hand using a handle on the flywheel. Until that time, all of my units were started by using a roll starter (or pin starter) or had a starting motor and I only had to plug into them with my … Continue reading Greener Pastures and Manually Starting an Old Arrow C-96 Pumping Unit… → The post Greener Pastures and Manually...

  • GreaseBook challenges conventional thinking, for the better

    The oil and natural gas industry has a proud history of hard work, determination, grit, and using proven conventional methods to get the job done. Greg Archbald, a savvy entrepreneur who’s challenging conventional thinking, is demonstrating these values with GreaseBook and infusing them with innovation. Greg Archbald, founder of GreaseBook. Photo provided by EnergyHQ, Powered … Continue reading Gr...

  • Luck Be a Lady

    These are stories of real pumpers like you whose luck and the right equipment and supplies ran out at just the wrong moment. And Greasebookers, don’t think of this as work. Uh Uh. No way is it work. You could be paddling down the Pantanal River in Brazil with a jaguar giving you the evil eye from the … Continue reading Luck Be a Lady → The post Luck Be a Lady appeared first on Greasebook.

  • Where is Crude Oil Found? The Structure of Oil-Bearing Formations…

    Understanding what it is like downhole (a term referring to the underground part of the oil well operation) is important for a variety of reasons; but most importantly, it is one of the fundamental aspects in understanding the procedures for: drilling a well, how and why a bore hole is not complete until the casing … Continue reading Where is Crude Oil Found? The Structure of Oil-Bearing Formation...

  • Lease Worker Fundamentals to Hydrogen Sulfide Gases

    Before the mid-1950’s, very little acknowledgement was given to the risks and dangers lease pumpers face while working with high levels of hydrogen sulfide gases (H2S). Although improvements to drilling rigs have allowed us to achieve depths of over 20,000 feet, experience has shown “the deeper the well, the higher the bottom hole pressure and … Continue reading Lease Worker Fundamentals to Hydrog...

  • Oil and Gas Safety: Topics of Discussion for Oilfield Operators

    In the oilfield, many of your duties are performed alone. Therefore, it is vital to follow the proper oil & gas safety procedures put in place by the state and federal governments, as well as the specific methods required by the company you work for. In order to maintain the best personal safety you can while … Continue reading Oil and Gas Safety: Topics of Discussion for Oilfield Operators → The ...

  • 11 Important Oil & Gas Lease Operating Maintenance Expenses (that should never go overlooked…)

    From the lease owner to regulatory agencies, when you work as a lease pumper there are plenty of relationships you will have to maintain. However, one often overlooked association is between the lease pumper and the owner of the land. To help preserve a healthy alliance with the land owner, it is essential to follow … Continue reading 11 Important Oil & Gas Lease Operating Maintenance Expenses (th...

  • The Lease Pumper’s Cheat Sheet to Oilfield Emergencies

    I have to admit one of my favorite perks of working as a lease pumper is how my job is rarely the same from day to day. Equipment status, the level of production, the conditions of the maintenance schedule, and a variety of other factors will determine the specific tasks you are required to do; … Continue reading The Lease Pumper’s Cheat Sheet to Oilfield Emergencies → The post The Lease Pumper’s ...

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  • Oilfield Pumper Production Reporting via the “Boiler House guessing method”…

    Okay so, when I was a soldier in the Army and I had to finally sit down to do the scads of paperwork required to do the job I was doing – you know material data sheets, truck maintenance schedules called 24s, training schedules, you get the picture – awful stuff, I would do almost … Continue reading Oilfield Pumper Production Reporting via the “Boiler House guessing method”… → The post Oilfield Pu...

  • Oilfield Pumpers: What constitutes an emergency?

    Okay so, not too long ago, I was restarting a Fairbanks 503 after it had gone down overnight. Anyone who has performed this function on these very solid old engines also knows that if they are really relics, they are super hard to restart. Some people find them easier to kick start and I have … Continue reading Oilfield Pumpers: What constitutes an emergency? → The post Oilfield Pumpers: What cons...

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