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Stuff You Should Know about Oil and Gas Production is an educational show featuring enlightening conversations and helpful tips about producing oil and gas. This podcast is produced by Kimray, an industry-leading manufacturer of oil and gas control equipment.

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Stuff You Should Know about Oil and Gas Production is an educational show featuring enlightening conversations and helpful tips about producing oil and gas. This podcast is produced by Kimray, an industry-leading manufacturer of oil and gas control equipment.

    Choked flow, Cavitation, Direct vs. Indirect Pilots | Ep. #73

    Choked flow, Cavitation, Direct vs. Indirect Pilots | Ep. #73

    Jordan and Kyle answer customer questions! 


    What is choked flow?   
    How does critical flow effect liquid flow (cavitation and flashing)?  
    Does Kimray support discontinued products? 
    What is the difference between an indirect and direct pilot? 
    Where can I find the repair kit for my Kimray device? 
    When sizing a valve, why does my valve size decrease when my differential pressure increases, but my flow is the same? 

    Resources mentioned in this episode: 


    What Causes Choked Flow in a Control Valve?
    How to Reverse the Topworks of Your High Pressure Control Valve
    When to Use Direct vs. Indirect Control Valve Pilot

    • 23 min
    Digital Oilfield 2.0 with Jim Crompton from Colorado School of Mines | Ep. #72

    Digital Oilfield 2.0 with Jim Crompton from Colorado School of Mines | Ep. #72

    Jim Crompton from the Colorado School of Mines joins us to discuss Digital Analytics and what he calls Digital Oilfield 2.0. Jim spent 37 years with Chevron and has an extensive experience in oil and gas production.

    TOPICS INCLUDE: 


    Incorporating operator and engineering experience with data 
    Using data models to predict failures and act faster
    How producers can take advantage of emerging digital technologies in other industries
    The importance of verifying your data set is accurate  

    RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE


    https://kimray.com/training/electric-valve-controller-easy-first-step-oil-and-gas-automation
    https://kimray.com/training/6-key-terms-upstream-oil-and-gas-automation

    Connect with Jim on LinkedIn.

    • 38 min
    What is a Pump Jack? [Artificial Lift Series] I Ep. # 71

    What is a Pump Jack? [Artificial Lift Series] I Ep. # 71

    In this episode, we provide an overview on Pump Jacks and how they bring oil to the surface. 


    What is a Pump Jack?
    How does a Pump Jack work?
    Why is Rod Lift used?
    What Equipment is needed for rod lift?
    Surface Pumping Unit.
    Challenges with Pump Jacks. 

    Resources mentioned in this episode:


    5 Common Methods of Artificial Lift
    Common Oil and Gas Abbreviations

    • 13 min
    ESG, Automation and 2022 Industry Overview with Aaron Alaniz | Ep. #70

    ESG, Automation and 2022 Industry Overview with Aaron Alaniz | Ep. #70

    Aaron Alaniz, Kimray National Sales Director, joins the show to give us an overview of where the industry is, and where it's headed.  

    Topics include:


    ESG goals 
    Automation trends
    Kimray's increased presence in the Permian

    • 18 min
    5 Ways to Damage Your Control Valve I Ep. # 69

    5 Ways to Damage Your Control Valve I Ep. # 69

    Looking for an easy way to ruin your day? Damaging your control valve can do that and more! 

    So if you are in the the mood for some frustrating downtime, follow these 5 ways to damage your valve.

    Resources mentioned in this episode:


    5 Ways to Damage Your Control Valve
    The 3 types of control valve trim
    How to Select Valve Elastomers

    • 12 min
    Trouble with a Glycol Pump, LACT Units, and Set Point Drift | Ep. #68

    Trouble with a Glycol Pump, LACT Units, and Set Point Drift | Ep. #68

    In this episode, we answer customer questions about glycol pumps, LACT units, suction controllers, and more.

    Resources mentioned in this episode:


    The Best Suction Controller for a Gas Compressor
    What Does a LACT Unit Do? 

    • 15 min

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