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How do you keep your SWD Data and profits from going downhole?

When operating a modern Salt Water Disposal well, there is no disputing that data management and invoicing are critical to the plant’s profitability. Operators must know the origin, volume, truck, time of delivery, and date for all of the loads entering the system. This identification information can be entered by the SWD operator or by the truck driver in either a paper ticket format or a touch-pad computer screen on-site. SWDs have unique requirements for accounting, administrative duties, and mandatory reporting to the state or Tribe. Many owners find it frustrating when trying to find a data management system that is flexible and able to accommodate the demands of a SWD.

With today’s market volatility, it is extremely important to streamline data management processes, reduce… Continue reading

An Unattended SWD Operation

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Introduction
With the price of oil  falling to lows not seen since 2009, producers are putting pressure on SWD operators to reduce the price charged for frack flow-back and produced water disposal. In order to run more efficient SWD plant operations and reduce man-power costs, SWD companies are turning to automation so that operators are not needed full-time on location.

PREFERRED CONTROLS an automation company in Minot, North Dakota has the solutions to lean out operating costs while maintaining control. When running an unmanned plant there are several processes that need to be monitored. First the trucking companies that will be using the facility need to enter their assigned I.D. code into a touch screen along with the truck number, barrels of… Continue reading

SWDI Investor’s Guide – Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and the Salt Water Disposal Well

SWDI Investor’s Guide – Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and the Salt Water Disposal Well    

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August 2, 2013

Introduction
Today’s automatic sensors and control software can enhance the efficiency and economics of an SWD well. This blog post will detail the off-the-shelf options that are currently available and the advantages that the SWD operator can gain from their use. The blog post is authored by the SWDI and Harold Desautel of Preferred Controls, Minot North Dakota.

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Choosing the correct… Continue reading