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Optimizing Well Pad Production and Storage

Posted in Oil & Gas on Monday, August 8th, 2016. No comments yet
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Where new production was once the major focus, optimizing existing oil & gas well pads and production facilities is now high on the priority list to reduce operating costs. In an American Oil & Gas Reporter article, Production Optimization: ‘Systems’ Approach Optimizes Pad Production And Storage Operations, Emerson’s Michael Machuca describes the importance of taking […]

Automatic Gauging for Onshore Oil and Gas Small Lease Tanks

Posted in Oil & Gas, Tank Gauging on Wednesday, July 20th, 2016. No comments yet
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Author: Michael Machuca Manual tank gauging is very prevalent in onshore oil and gas facilities located in the United States. It is viewed as a low-cost, effective solution to manage tank inventory and custody transfer measurements. The API 18.1 standard governs the procedure for how these measurements are made, but there is increasing concern around […]

Managing Oil and Gas Produced Fluids

Posted in Oil & Gas on Friday, April 22nd, 2016. No comments yet
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Managing produced fluids in the age of shale oil and gas production has opened up some new challenges compared with the days of traditional reservoir production. I caught up with Emerson’s Michael Machuca. He noted that while global oil prices were high, shale production levels in the U.S. skyrocketed and the focus was on bringing […]

Improving Capital Efficiency in Well Pad Automation

Posted in Oil & Gas on Friday, December 12th, 2014. 2 comments so far
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A colleague pointed me to an article with an in depth analysis on the reasons behind the drop in oil price over the past several months. This economic climate makes oil & gas production project and operational efficiency even more important. At last summer’s Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC), Emerson’s Michael Machuca presented a paper, […]

Improving Oil and Gas Production Separation

Posted in Oil & Gas on Tuesday, November 18th, 2014. 2 comments so far
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One of the most basic functions in an oil and gas production process is the separation of the oil, gas, basic sediment, and water. The production separator handles this function. This separation step in the process allows the flow or production rate of the individual component streams to be measured, providing essential information on the […]