Mudlogging without a Pulse Box

Mudlogging without a Pulse Box

As many of you know, Pason is phasing out its support for its pulse box. The pulse box is a device that takes a WITS Level 0 feed and converts it into electrical pulses. This allows the mud logger’s equipment to count feet, count pump strokes, and detect on/off bottom status. The Problem Many mudlogging companies are still using older equipment and are not equipped to operate properly without a pulse box because there is no way to count feet. At one time mudloggers could connect a microswitch to the rig geolograph to count feet, however most rigs these days do not use a geolograph. The Solution Any Windows computer running Geospect software can hook up to an EDR workstation like Pason, through a serial port, to receive a WITS transmission. Geospect software will then count feet, count pump strokes, lag gas, and much more. Contact us for more information. Share this:ShareFacebookLinkedInGoogleTwitterPinterestTumblrLike this:Like...

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Geospect ML-15.01 – Major Update

Geospect ML-15.01 – Major Update

We have recently released Geospect ML-15.01. This is a major update with many new features. This update includes the following: Recently Updated Features Fixed Alarms Created the options for a short beep for every foot or every five feet drilled. Created “Pop-Out” screens that can be moved around the monitor or onto a second monitor. Brought back the “Hydraulic Screen” for viewing pump information. Created a “Box View” Screen for viewing data in large “Boxes.” This makes data easier to see from across the room. Improved logging Improved enhanced chromatograph logging in units. No more overlapping chromatograph gases when in UNITS mode. This is just a start. More updates are on the horizon. Share this:ShareFacebookLinkedInGoogleTwitterPinterestTumblrLike this:Like...

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Multi-Unit Discounts

Multi-Unit Discounts

Don’t forget to ask about our multi-unit discounts when purchasing three or more Geospect Mudlogging Systems. Share this:ShareFacebookLinkedInGoogleTwitterPinterestTumblrLike this:Like...

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Geospect Mudlogging Gas Detectors

Geospect mudlogging gas detectors have been used in the oilfield by mudloggers since 2001. We began with a single model that used a catalytic bead sensor with a wheatstone bridge circuit connected to data acquisition software. We were also among the first mudlogging instrument manufacturing companies to eliminate the paper chart recorder and replace it with graphical displays on a computer screen. Infrared Detector We began offering our customers a choice of either using an infrared gas sensor or a catalytic bead sensor in their gas detectors around 2005. Since that time infrared sensor technology has improved. Our current  infrared gas detector will read up to 100% gas and is extremely sensitive for low levels of gas as well. The infrared gas detector is also not flow sensitive like the catalytic bead sensor, drift is almost non-existent, and it holds an extremely stable baseline. It is because of these improvements that most of our customers prefer the infrared option. Catalytic Bead Sensor Some of our customers still prefer the catalytic bead sensor in their gas detectors. This is mainly due to the bead sensor’s sensitivity to acetylene. Acetylene is the gas that is produced by dropping a carbide bomb down the drill string. This practice has been used for decades in the mudlogging industry to determine lag time. Geospect Best Anywhere Whether our customers choose a catalytic bead style mudlogging gas detector, or go for the infrared option, they can be confident that they are purchasing the best mudlogging gas detectors available anywhere. How to Purchase If you are interested in purchasing a Geospect gas detector please give us a call at 409.925.1274 or email us at: info@geospect.com. You may also request a quote by visiting our website at: geospect.com/quote. Share this:ShareFacebookLinkedInGoogleTwitterPinterestTumblrLike this:Like...

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Mudlogging Equipment

Most mudlogging equipment at work in the field today is hopelessly obsolete. Although most mudlogging services patch their old equipment into data acquisition software, the results are less than spectacular. Jerry-rigging the ancient equipment to acquisition software gives these companies the right to call their equipment “computerized,” but it doesn’t prevent that equipment from constantly breaking down. Click Here for Mudlogging Equipment! For most mudloggers, repairing broken equipment is one of the most important facets of the job. Although taking samples and analyzing data are supposed to be their primary tasks, many mudloggers find that their real job consists mostly of patching up failing equipment. Geospect owner Mike Cunningham, Jr. has been a mudlogger nearly all his life. Mike grew up around the business, the son of a mudlogger father. When Mike opened Camco for business in 1998, he vowed to develop a state-of-the-art mudlogging equipment system that would be efficient, accurate, and best of all, reliable. Through five years of diligent effort, we developed a proprietary system known as the Geospect Instrument. We’ve been using the Geospect in the field with great success for many years. Just look at a photograph of our instrument system and compare it to a photograph of a typical mudlogging system. The contrast is instantly apparent. The older, inefficient system is made up of half a dozen different instruments, most of which were manufactured more than 30 years ago. The Geospect Instrument, on the other hand, is sleek, compact and efficient. Share this:ShareFacebookLinkedInGoogleTwitterPinterestTumblrLike this:Like...

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Mudlogging

Mudlogging Geospect owner Mike Cunningham, Jr. has been mudlogging since he was 10 years old. Mike would help out at his father’s mudlogging company after school and during summer vacations, “catching samples” and learning about the business. By the time he was 19, Mike was in operations at a large mudlogging company. By 1998, he had started his own mudlogging company, Camco Logging Service. Click Here for Mudlogging! The surprising thing about Mike’s experience is not how long he’s been in the mudlogging business, but how little the business has changed since he first became a part of it. Very little seems to have changed in logging during the past 30 years. While other industries have been revolutionized by the computer age, mudlogging has remained mired in the past. When Mike Cunningham opened Camco for business fifteen years ago, he envisioned a company that did things a little differently. Rather than using a hodgepodge of outdated equipment prone to frequent breakdowns, Mike envisioned a new type of instrumentation system. This system would be compact, accurate and easy to use. Even better, this system would be reliable, resulting in a dramatic reduction of downtime. Mike and the folks at Camco developed the Geospect Instrument over the course of five years. Years of field testing have resulted in the best mudlogging instrumentation system in the world, the Geospect. Through Camco, clients like Anadarko Petroleum, Kerr McGee, and Clayton Williams Energy have greatly benefited from Geospect’s superior performance. If you own a mudlogging company of your own, contact Geospect to find out how Geospect can benefit your clients. Contact us at (409) 925-1274, and we’ll be glad to talk with you about it. Share this:ShareFacebookLinkedInGoogleTwitterPinterestTumblrLike this:Like...

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