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Archive for November 2008

vegetable oil fuel systems

November 25, 2008

While several of the IntelliStick crew know people who are running vegetable oil in lieu of diesel oil, there is a company out there that sells a system that converts diesel fuel systems to straight vegetable oil (SVO). This goes far beyond E85. You can check it out at Be sure to review the FAQs […]

ACFTD, GPM, PNA – Bingo!

November 18, 2008

From Noria, a list of lubrication and oil analysis terms and their definitions: Lubrication and Oil Analysis Dictionary. Just about any term you can think of is defined here.

there’s oil in them thar hills

November 13, 2008

EnCana, a Canadian oil and gas company, is using new technologies, horizontal drilling and frack pumping, to extract oil in the Rocky Mountain foothills. Check out the Forbes article to find out how they’re making unconventional drilling a success in North America. For more information on horizontal drilling, check out: For more information on […]

heavy oil – there’s more oil in north america than you may realize

November 7, 2008

What is heavy oil, also referred to as oil sands and tar oil? According to Wikipedia, it is defined as: Oil sands, tar sands, or extra heavy oil is a type of bitumen deposit. Tar sands is a colloquialism for what are technically described as bituminous sands, and commonly known as oil sands or in Venezuela, […]

from condition based monitoring to predictive monitoring

November 3, 2008

While CBM (condition-based monitoring) has proven to be superior to reactive calendar-based monitoring, there is potential for a greater level of knowledge of equipment condition using Predictive Maintenance (PdM). Karl Faller of TI-data authored a white paper for the Society of Petroleum Engineers titled Combining Condition Monitoring and Predictive Modeling to Improve Equipment Uptime on Drilling Rigs. According to […]