New Mudlogging Technology that Works

New Mudlogging Technology that Works

An Explanation of the Capabilities of the Geospect Dual-Sensor-Gas Analyzer We released our patent-pending dual sensor gas analyzer (DSGA) a few months ago. I’m still not convinced that I did a very good job of explaining how it works, its ease of use, and benefits of having one on every mud logging unit. Given the current state of the oilfield, I could never forgive myself I didn’t provide my customers with every possible advantage available to them while they are trying so hard to secure their mud logging contracts. Having the DSGA is a tremendous benefit to both the mud logger and their oil company client. It can locate oil shows that can easily be overlooked by using a mud logging chromatograph alone. THE GEOSPECT DUAL SENSOR GAS ANALYZER The Dual-Sensor-Gas Analyzer (DSGA) by Geospect is the latest gadget in mudlogging technology. Instead of breaking gas down into component gases like a chromatograph, it only “sees” two gases. The two gases that the DSGA sees are METHANE and HEAVIES. By heavies I mean the combined hydrocarbon gases that are heavier than methane and are present in the continuous gas stream that enters the analyzer. HOW DOES THE DSGA KNOW WHEN IT IS DETECTING HEAVIES Both a catalytic bead sensor and an infrared sensor is installed inside of the Geospect mudlogging system. Both sensors are then calibrated to read the same amount of gas units when exposed to methane gas. The DSGA then continuously compare the outputs of both sensors. When methane only appears in the gas stream, both curves track closely with one another. When the infrared sensor gives a greater response to gas than that of the CC sensor, heavy hydrocarbons are indicated. It works like this because an infrared hydrocarbon sensor gives a greater response to heavies than it does to methane (See Figure 1). This hypersensitive response to heavy hydrocarbons by the infrared sensor allows us to determine that heavies are present by simply comparing the outputs of the two sensors. (Figure 1) Graph showing just how much more sensitive an Infrared sensor is to heavy hydrocarbons than it is to methane. Compare the IR sensor to the Catalytic Bead Sensor (Pellistor) and you have an Instant – real-time determination of heavies being present in the gas stream. The DSGA also outputs a ratio of the IR sensor to the CC sensor. Anything greater than one (1) is an indication of heavies. As the ratio increases, so does the amount of heavies . The Dual-Sensor Gas Analyzer (DGSA) by Geospect is better at detecting heavies in the field than a chromatograph. I say this because of the following reasons. It is simple to use. It gives extremely reliable and repeatable results, and the real-time resolution aspect of the DSGA is outstanding. EASE OF USE IN THE FIELD It is simple to use and accurate. It’s relative easy for the field technician to determine the presents of heavies which gives the mud logger confidence in his equipment and his ability to quickly and accurately ascertain the EXACT depth in which they were encountered. Dual Sensor Gas Analyzer Software CONTINUOUS REAL-TIME RESOLUTION WITH RESPECT TO DEPTH In contrast to a mudlogging chromatograph, the DSGA continuously analyzes samples in real-time; alerting the mudlogger the instant heavies are encountered. Most...

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Is it OK to Link Your Site to Geospect

Is it OK to Link Your Site to Geospect

From time to time we get asked by other companies or individuals if it is OK to link to our website or to an article or page within our website. For the most part the answer is yes. it is ok to link your mudlogging or oilfield related site to us. In fact we encourage this. Linking Your Website to Geospect If you find an article of interest on our site and would like to place a link to it on your site it is completely ok. Also, if you are one of our customers and are currently using Geospect, we would be grateful if you did link to us. Even if you are in some related field like pipeline leak detection, or if you monitor gas for a power plant and if you find an article of interest it is fine with us. Types of Websites To Link Here is a list of the types of websites that should link to us: Mudlogging Websites – If your site deals in anyway with mudlogging or any industry relating to mudlogging, please link to us Surface Logging Websites – Some folks draw a distinction between surface logging and mud logging, however we at Geospect do not see much of a difference. Petroleum Geology related websites Petroleum Engineering Websites Educational Institutions related to the oilfield – The University of Pittsburgh has a petroleum technology course that features Geospect Instruments. Any oilfield related company or service. Financial Services – factoring companies, banks, etc. Insurance Companies Safety Compliance Companies Mudlog Plotting Software Companies Drilling Companies Mud Companies Directional Drilling Companies We probably left someone out but if we did, it’s probably going to be OK to link to us. Copying our Content Permission to link to us in no way implies that it is OK to copy our content. In other words it is ok to link to our content, in fact, we encourage it. It is not ok to copy it directly to your website and make it your own. I hope this clears things up.     Share this:ShareFacebookLinkedInGoogleTwitterPinterestTumblrLike this:Like...

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Mudlogging Jobs and Employment

Mudlogging Jobs and Employment

Mudlogging Jobs Because we manufacture mudlogging instrumentation, we are constantly on the phone with the good folks that own or manage mudlogging companies. We are always giving advice about equipment and other, more general, things pertaining to the mud logging business. One of the biggest questions that I am asked is that if I know where to find good mudloggers. When I was running Camco Logging Service, I had a form online that mud loggers could complete and that was where I found most of my hands. In fact, I found so many that I would hook them up with my Geospect customers quite regularly. Since I shut down the Camco website, I have lost contact with many mudloggers and I haven’t been able to do that as much. That being said, I can usually find a place for a mudlogger to go to work if they are experienced. For this reason, and the fact that I have been thinking about getting back into the mud logging business myself,  I have recently put an employment form on the Geospect website. Because we sell instruments all over the United States, we can usually place a mudlogger with a mudlogging company almost anywhere. Things to Consider Before Filling Out Our Mudlogging Jobs Form The following things go without saying but I’m just going to put them out there: Our clients are looking for experienced mudloggers – We would expect that you have some mudlogging experience before you call yourself a mudlogger. That being said, the industry as a whole could use some more good mud loggers. If you do not have experience and would like to break into the field of mud logging, I would suggest contacting a company that has an offshore division. Most offshore mudlogging operations use sample catchers to help the mudloggers because the workload is heavier offshore. A sample catcher usually doesn’t need mudlogging experience and it is a great way to learn from the mudlogger that you will be working with. By starting out as a sample catcher and working hard, you should be a mud logger in no time at all. Please tell us as much as possible about your mudlogging experience, skills, and abilities Please indicate the areas you are willing to work Please indicate the areas in which you have experience Having worked with Geospect equipment isn’t necessary but it is a plus so please indicate it on the form. Most of our mudlogging company clients drug test potential employees With all of that being said, we would love to hear from you Our clients are always looking for qualified mudloggers and we would love to pass your name along to them.   Click this link to go directly to our jobs form.   Share this:ShareFacebookLinkedInGoogleTwitterPinterestTumblrLike this:Like...

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HOW TO SELL MUDLOGGING SERVICES TO OIL COMPANIES

HOW TO SELL MUDLOGGING SERVICES TO OIL COMPANIES

SELLING MUDLOGGING SERVICES TO OIL COMPANIES Because I have been around mud logging most of my life and have owned Camco Logging Service, I get asked quite a bit about how to go about the business of selling mudlogging contracts to oil companies. This is especially true because I now own Geospect Instruments and talk to other owners of mudlogging companies, some big and some small on a daily basis. I am going to try to explain the way I go about doing it in this short article. Of course, I’m going to hit the high points here because I’m sure I could probably end up with a book if I went into enough detail. So let’s get started. HAVE SOME SALES MATERIAL ABOUT YOUR MUDLOGGING SERVICES COMPANY AVAILABLE BEFORE YOU GET STARTED You should have some sales material available and make it look professional. Make sure the spelling and grammar are correct and that your material is well organized. I made up a small booklet was professionally bound for my sales presentation. I also used very good paper for this. Also, you will need business cards. Because of the fact that you are selling your product to oil company geologists who typically have a master’s degree or above, I would suggest a good quality business card and other sales material. WHO TO SELL TO? First things first, you should subscribe to a service that sends out daily well permits for the area that you are interested in doing mudlogging work. These permits will give you a general idea of where to start. I would not waste any time trying to sell mudlogging jobs for wells that are being drilled shallower than 10,000 feet. This is because it is just as easy to focus your efforts on wells that will pay you the most money. Of course, you can bid on jobs that will come up that are below 10k feet, but concentrate your sales efforts on the higher paying jobs. This being said, almost all of the wells that have been permitted that are using mudlogging services have already contracted with a mudlogging company. Most of the companies that are permitting wells today will be permitting wells in the future so drilling permits offer a wealth of information to you about your future potential clients. OK, I HAVE MY DRILLING PERMITS, NOW WHAT DO I DO? Record Information After you get the permits you should start some kind of file. Index cards work great, but you can use a computer Customer Relations Management program (CRM) if you like. I have found that some CRM programs do nothing but eat up your time trying to learn them. Unless you are already very familiar with one, I’d steer clear of them at least at first. Use the index cards to record any information you find out when calling on oil companies. This information can be name of the geologist, phone numbers, emails, when they will begin new projects, etc. In the mudlogging sales game information is crucial. The more you have the better. Cold Calling Now start calling the oil companies and ask whoever answers direct you to the geologist in charge of the “sample well #1” or whatever well is on the permit. Sometimes it is extremely difficult to...

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Press Release and Description of the Geospect Dual Sensor Gas Analyzer

Description of the Dual Sensor Gas Analyzer Here’s a link to a press release that we sent out just after we started marketing our new patent pending Geospect Dual Sensor Gas Analyzer (DSGA). The DSGA monitors the gas coming out of an oil or gas well for the presents of heavy hydrocarbons in real time without a mudlogging chromatograph. It accomplishes this by using an infrared sensor in conjunction with a catalytic combustion sensor and comparing their results. An infrared sensor is notorious for giving much higher readings for heavy hydrocarbons than it does for methane. A catalytic combustion sensor, while not giving entirely linear readings across the hydrocarbon spectrum, is much better at it than the infrared sensor. By combining the two sensors in the same instrument, calibrating them both with methane, and comparing their outputs, one can easily see when heavy hydrocarbons are present in the gas stream as it is sampled from the well bore. The DSGA was originally intended to be used in mud logging, however other uses for it, such as pipeline leak detection are readily apparent. Features of the DSGA Catalytic combustion sensor and Infrared Sensor in the same Instrument Compares the results of above sensors Determines if heavy hydrocarbons are present Determines the amount of heavy hydrocarbons in relation to methane Video Demonstration Here is a quick video demonstration of the capabilities of the Geospect Dual Sensor Gas Analyzer   Press Release You can view the press release by clicking the link below. Press release   Share this:ShareFacebookLinkedInGoogleTwitterPinterestTumblrLike this:Like...

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Windows 7 Laptops

Many of our clients still prefer Windows 7 to Windows 8. Computers with Windows 7 are getting harder and harder to find. We are going to try to keep links to computers with the Windows 7 operating system on this post. The current offers are below: WINDOWS 7 NOTEBOOKS FROM TOSHIBA Windows 7 Laptops Starting at $349.99 – up to $380 Total Savings on Laptops. Offer Ends 1/19/15. Share this:ShareFacebookLinkedInGoogleTwitterPinterestTumblrLike this:Like...

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