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Oil and Gas Equipment We’re Thankful For

With Thanksgiving just a few days away, we wanted to take stock of all that we’re thankful for. Family and friends are at the top of the list, but we’d be lying if we didn’t take a minute to acknowledge all the equipment that keeps oilfields running smoothly. Swabbing Rigs It’s easy to take any … Continued

How Oil Production Created the Interstate

In our last blog post, we talked about the early beginnings of the oil industry. World War I changed the world forever and ushered in a new era of modern technologies, many of which needed fuel. The international demand for oil skyrocketed, and private companies the world over scrambled to stake their claim. Military and … Continued

What did the Oil Industry Look Like 100 Years Ago?

Sunday, November 11, will mark the 100-year anniversary of the end of World War I. In the United States, we commemorate this auspicious occasion with Veteran’s Day. In other countries, it is known as Armistice Day. “The Great War” ushered in a new era of technology, art and international relations. And for the first time, … Continued

Oil and Gas Outlook for 2019

For the most part, 2019 forecasts for the oil and gas industry are looking good. However, there are few key factors that will require some strategic adaptations in order to maintain higher levels of profitability as we move into the next fiscal year.   EIA Projects Gains Across the Industry. According to the Energy Information … Continued

Preparing Equipment for Winter

As temperatures plunge, and the seasons change, many oil and gas fields are now preparing for another winter. Perhaps more than any other, the winter season brings a unique set of challenges and considerations that must be accounted for. Make sure your equipment is ready for the coldest, snowiest part of the year. Inspect Your … Continued

Anatomy of a Swab Rig

The swabbing process is essential to controlling and maintaining oilfield wells. It’s so important, in fact, that we wrote a previous blog post about it last year. While that article discussed the swabbing process, we wanted to add to it by explaining the machinery and operations involved in the process. What Does a Swab Look … Continued

Reviewing Oilfield Safety

Safety should always be in the foreground of everyone’s mind, no matter the job site. Your company has its safety trainings and seminars, but it’s always a good idea to refresh your own memory from time to time. Vehicle and Equipment Safety According to OSHA, the number one cause of work fatalities is linked to … Continued

DOT Service Hour Regulations for Oilfield Drivers

Your fleet of trucks and rigs get put through their paces on the jobsite. Furthermore, each is subject to the normal wear and tear of your demanding industry. While it’s important to stay vigilant about regular maintenance to ensure every vehicle remains safe throughout its lifetime, it is equally as important to ensure your drivers’ … Continued

Oil and Gas Projections for the Fall

Well, the projections for oil and gas are out from the U.S. Energy Information Administration for the short term, which means we have oil and gas projections for this fall. Oil and gas is what runs our country, so pay close attention to how the market affects our profits and  the economy. Let me get … Continued

A Brief Guide to Purchasing an Oil Field Truck

So, you’re looking to purchase an oil field truck. Whether this is your first time buying equipment, or you’re an old pro, it’s important to buy the best vehicle for your money. Your business depends on having a reliable piece of equipment that won’t leave you stranded in the field and losing money while your … Continued