Thursday, 30 January 2014

Well Logging Plays Part in Oil Rush in North Dakota

North Dakota
A sleepy town in the United States of America has become embroiled in massive operations of well logging to unearth what’s believed to be huge deposits of crude oil in the area. Not too dissimilar to scenes from the Paul Thomas Anderson film There Will Be Blood, locals are clamouring to get in on the action with plenty of fierce competition.

The Great Western Plains of America had long been believed to be arid since the turn of the century with little to no precious minerals to be found in its vast expanse. However, in roughly 2005-2006, all kinds of discoveries were found to show that the land remains untapped and filled with potential.

The oil rush in the area is so immense that tens of thousands of people have packed up and moved to the region in the hope of claiming their own small fortune. The Bakken shale formation is the place believed to be the most rich rock formation in the state and there are some guesses by geologists that it may contain billions and billions of barrels worth of oil.

Already, the benefits are being felt throughout the region as there’s been an estimated $200 million gathered by the local government from the trend which will perhaps be put back into the community. Many people are also financially better off since the boom with the annual income being about $55000 per person.

Additionally, the population of Watford City in North Dakota has risen by 10000% since the big boom began, helping to place it on the map. All across the plains in the expanse of thewestern region of North Dakota, you will be able to see opportunities and progress in an area that was once lacking.

With the continued used of well logging and diligent mining, the north of Dakota should continue to be the capital of the United States for an oil boom.

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Wednesday, 29 January 2014

What are Cable Connectors?

Cable Connectors
An innovation which is vitally important for the inner workings of many different industrial working environments, cable connectors have been utilised for many different purposes thanks to their versatile nature.

To help you figure out if you may need these products for your business, we've compiled a short Q&A below for your interest.

Why do I need cable connectors?

As simple as it may sound to connect two cables together or to a port, it can often be a major misgiving that any product will do the job sufficiently. This simply is not the case because if you have a cumbersome means of connection (i.e. the wrong fitting entirely) then you’re less likely to achieve the practical results you need.

This is down to many reasons. If your processes lack fluidity, they will become much more stilted and therefore slower. Any sort of disruption in quality in your connections is likely to be a disruption in quality to your business’s manufacturing arm.

Where are cable connectors used?

In the automation realm, they're used to provide the smoothest and most responsive movement for the building of cars. Circular connectors are mainly used in this field as they offer lightweight yet robust solutions which allows for the finest movement, especially when it comes to usability of robotic arms which are constantly used for production.

The other form of connection comes from rectangular connectors. These are far more robust and are suitable across a range of different applications with its heavyweight properties lending itself kindly to longevity and durability. This makes them essential when it comes to dealing with electrical and mechanical characteristics.

What do they consist of?

When it comes to the build of connectors, there are many intricacies and utilities which need to be gauged.

For instance, a cable connector manufacturer will often consult with you based against your requirements. They will guide you through each different part of the connector and will provide any extra information on which particular component is suitable for differing applications.

Above are the three primary parts of a cable connector. With the help of your supplier, you can be guided step by step through each one.

Can I customise cable connectors?

The simple answer is yes! When you consult with experts of cable connections, they will be able to build a connector based against the guidelines you provide. If you have no real idea of what it is you need for a particular application, they can talk you through the main differences between a cable gland and a cable insert.

Additionally, any decent supplier will be able to provide thorough details of the build of your cable connector from initial concept drawings to 3D models.

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Slim hole Logging for Your Industry

Are you looking to make a start in the gas and oil industry but need some background information before you take the plunge? Then it could be worthwhile reading up on some of the advantages of slim hole logging for all your operations.

As an instrument for logging which has been around for many decades, slimhole logging’s status as the premier in safe and efficient testing techniques remains undisputed. Since 1927, slimhole has excelled at providing excellence ever since the Schlumberger brothers first patented it.

Known as an ‘electrical survey’ back then, it has been modernised in terms of name over the years but the same initial functions still remain intact. Seen as one of the most revolutionary advancements in the logging industry, the Schlumbergers have been lauded as visionaries in their field because of their great work.

At its essence, slimhole logging works in a very simple way yet it still yields highly efficient and productive results. As you’d expect, a small hole is excavated in a test area before a probe is then lowered into aforementioned opening.

A probe will then be lowered into the region, which upon reaching its destination, will then be used as the conduit to test resistivity. Resistivity entails the measurement of the electrical current to determine whether the subject is sufficient enough to be logged.

In days gone by, it would be a case of guess work and plenty of human calculations, making it a far more drawn out and laborious process. However, after the innovation of items such as microloggers, it’s a less strenuous activity and one that is measured to the finest detail. Using acoustic and imaging formats, your surface software can remotely detect the contents of your logging area resulting in less necessity of manpower and time consumption.

In the event of a successful logging operation, you will no doubt be encumbered with precious materials and this is highly advantageous to those either in the industrial or scientific sectors.