Categories for Oil Field Service

Why Oil Tank Battery Maintenance Is Important

April 15, 2023

Why Oil Tank Battery Maintenance Is Important Performing routine battery and charger checks as part of an operator daily or pre-shift safety checklist can identify issues in advance, preventing problems before they can result in downtime. Batteries that are not maintained properly can decrease runtime and life, increasing operating costs. Watering, charging and equalization conducted improperly or at infrequent intervals can also cause performance issues. Corrosion Corrosion is a common issue with batteries and can happen for several reasons. One common cause is escaping corrosive gases and liquids. These corrosive gases react with the metal terminals and electrical contacts of your battery to... View Article

What You Should Know About Oilfield Hydrovac Cleaning

September 15, 2021

Oilfield cleaning and excavation used to be a time-intensive task that involved digging and cutting directly into the ground to clean or repair underground gas or oil lines. But that’s not the case anymore, thanks to hydrovac cleaning units. Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about oilfield hydrovac cleaning. What is hydrovac cleaning? A hydrovac system uses pressurized fluid and a suction device to wash away grime from a pipeline and simultaneously suck it out. Hydrovac machines are ideal for cleaning pipelines and other heavy-duty machinery, but they’re also useful in excavation. There’s no need to cut... View Article

Types of Education Needed for Oil Field Electricians

December 18, 2020

If you’re interested in a career as an oil field electrician, it’s essential to understand the education requirements for oil field electricians in Carlsbad, NM. As a trade industry, the educational track looks different than other types of careers. To pursue work in this field, use the following guidelines for recommended education for oil field electricians. Entrance requirements Most job opportunities for electricians require a high school diploma or GED to begin studying and training for the job. You may also be required to pass entrance testing to start the training program. Once you have your diploma or equivalent, you... View Article

The Oil and Gas Industry in New Mexico

August 3, 2020

New Mexico was built on ranching and mining, but today it has a number of major industries, including oil and gas. The largest industry in New Mexico, oil and gas contributes $3.1 billion each year to the state’s budget—just under 40 percent of the state’s entire yearly revenue. Here’s an overview of what this branch of the energy industry contributes to the state and country. New Mexico’s oil and gas industry, by the numbers Contributing 39 percent of New Mexico’s yearly budget, the oil and gas industry is a powerful force. The federal government alone spends over $1.1 billion in... View Article

Troubleshooting Common Problems in Oil Fields

May 5, 2020

It is important for workers at oil fields to engage in regular inspection and maintenance of all equipment on site, and to make sure the operation is running safely and smoothly. This means, in part, taking proper measurements of oil production. On some days, the oil will be producing in greater volume than on others. For the most part, production will be steady, with these individual rises and falls being rather negligible over the long term. However, if you suddenly see a significant difference in yield, this could be a sign of a problem in your production that needs to... View Article

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