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Incentive Programs to Retain Oil and Gas Workers

Keeping your oil and gas operation up and running at its most productive isn’t as easy as it used to be. This is in large part due to an increasing shortage of skilled labor our industry demands. With the competition high for attracting top talent, you need to ensure your company not only has what … Continued

A Look at the First American Oil Strike

A new year has most of us looking to the future, but we thought we’d kick off 2019 with a look back to where it all started. The American petroleum industry got its start in the 1850s, but its origins can be  traced back even further than that very first well. Early Evidence of Oil … Continued

All About Swab Rigs

Gas and oil wells produce fluid over the life of a well. When a well is first drilled, it is usually fracked to help open production zones. Fracking often includes water. This fluid is recovered through swabbing to kick the well off. Without swabbing, the overall production can fall off. The swabbing process is accomplished … Continued

Everything You Need to Know About Wire Rope Cables

Wire rope and wire rope slings are integral parts of any oil or gas site. However, as common as this equipment is, the proper safety precautions and operations aren’t as apparent. It’s important to remind yourself and  your team how to properly handle wire rope. Design Factors To determine the working load of a wire … Continued

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

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

Is it Time for You to Upgrade to a New Swab Rig?

You’ve Got to Swab Your Well As you know, regular swabbing means better production and a longer life for your well. Natural gas and oil wells experience build-up along the walls that can reduce the flow of the resource out of the well. Regular swabbing prevents this, and keeps your rig up and working when … Continued