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Best of 2016

Posted on December 31, 2016 by Miller Coop


 As we ring in the new year, let's drill down into some of our most popular blog posts of 2016.

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Topics: Trends

Ever Wonder Why Automation Companies Don’t Publish Pricing?

Posted on November 03, 2016 by Bobby Mason

“How much does your drive cost?”  It’s the one question we hear all of the time, on the phone, in the field, during customer presentations and even at trade shows. 

It’s a logical question, of course. With Google, we can ask any question and we’ve come to expect immediate answers. I’m sure you’ve done product searches where the site you visited gave you product information, specifications, features and maybe even video’s explaining all the benefits of their products, but pricing information was strangely absent. It’s a frustration we’ve all felt.

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Topics: SPOC, Automation, Oil and Gas Industry, Pricing

SPOC Automation Presents at DUG Eagle Ford

Posted on September 13, 2016 by Miller Coop

The DUG Eagle Ford Technology Showcase gives leading companies the opportunity to bring the latest solutions in oil and gas to the exhibit floor. This year, SPOC Automation’s Texas Regional Sales Manager, Bryan Lile, displayed how to save energy using a variable frequency drive on a beam pump.

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Topics: Company News

SPOC Saves Producer $17 Million on Oilfield Project

Posted on August 18, 2016 by SPOC Automation

In today’s cost-sensitive environment, it is more important than ever to improve your field’s efficiency and look at the overall economics.  By using SPOC drives, a project originally budgeted at $25 million comes in around $8 million. Is saving $17 million on a project possible by using SPOC drives? Watch the video and see how the results speak for themselves. 

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Strategic Integration in Oilfield Operations

Posted on July 25, 2016 by SPOC Automation

It is a rare opportunity in the oilfield to be able to spec everything for a well site from scratch. Instead, there are almost always constraints on power, equipment availability, pre-approved vendors and of course cost.

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Reducing the Severity and Frequency of Beam Pump Maintenance

Posted on July 21, 2016 by SPOC Automation

Beam pumps take a lot of abuse. There are tremendous forces exerted on the pump, rod and tubing with every stroke. These forces are dramatically magnified by fluid and gas pound. During restart after pump off, in-rush current wreaks havoc and the force required to get everything moving again can stretch, wear and tear surface and downhole equipment. It is no wonder that beam pumps require multi-day workovers and unscheduled maintenance.

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Pump Cards in Perspective

Posted on July 07, 2016 by SPOC Automation


Back in the day pump cards literally were drawn on cards for pumpers to review. These days if you are still using pump cards, you are likely working with a POC.

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Optimizing Your POC

Posted on June 23, 2016 by SPOC Automation

Chances are that if you oversee beam pumps you have pump off controllers (POCs) deployed as well. These POCs have been particularly popular because of their ability to display pump cards on-screen in real-time. Pump cards serve a valuable purpose in helping pumpers control well startup and pump off, protecting against excessive wear and tear from fluid pound, gas pound and other adverse downhole conditions.

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OILFIELD TREND SERIES: Coming Together at the Well

Posted on June 01, 2016 by SPOC Automation

In the previous article we looked at the changing workforce and the impact of Gen Z.

50% of producers will double down on oilfield operations automation according to a recent prediction by International Data Corporation (IDC), a global IT research and consulting firm. IDC further predicts a doubling of productivity as a result. 

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Topics: OIlfield, Trends, Oil and Gas Industry

OILFIELD TREND SERIES: Welcoming Gen Z to the Oilfield

Posted on May 10, 2016 by SPOC Automation

In the previous article we considermega trends in oilfield automation including the great shift change, energy savings and integration.

One of the key trends in the oil patch is the generational change in the workforce. The great shift change will require substantial changes in the mode of operation and the manner of oilfield interactions.

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Topics: OIlfield, Trends, Oil and Gas Industry


Change in the oil and gas industry is as constant as the sun rising in the east. Every year, we learn new techniques for lifting product from the ground more efficiently and for lower cost. At SPOC Automation, we are passionate about sharing our insights, our hard-earned lessons with our channel partners and our customers. Here, we'll discuss new innovations in lifting technology and all of its many applications.

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