Adding Brains to the Wellhead, is the headline about SPOC Automation featured in this month's publication of Business Alabama.
Do you ever sit in traffic on a long commute to your office and think, ‘there has to be a better way to get to my job?’
In recognition of growing environmental challenges, in some states and in other parts of the world, vapor recovery is becoming mandatory. To prevent light hydrocarbon vapor emissions – and realize cost savings – smart companies are installing vapor recovery units (VRUs) near storage tanks.
Maybe the world can be divided into two kinds of people: those who patch problems and those who create solutions. If that’s the case, the people at SPOC Automation fall squarely in the second category.
Imagine driving to the field with the task of servicing your VFD. You make it to the pump, open the drive’s door and start searching for the drawings—nowhere to be found. You scan the enclosure, hoping that the last person didn’t accidentally carry them away.
And then if you’re lucky, you find them -- wet, muddy and torn, in the bottom of the pan.
Have you ever paid lots of money for a product that failed to perform? Perhaps you bought a carpet cleaner that left stains? Or a sleeping pill that kept you awake? How about a weight-loss miracle that actually added pounds?
“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.
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.
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.
In the previous article in this series, we discussed the price of oil and the fortunes of automation, describing what we see happening to projects and how customers achieve a quick ROI.