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What are VOCs?

By Croft Productions / October 26, 2016 / 0 Comments

What are VOCs? Anyone? Anyone?  I am sure you have heard that term in some shape or form at some point in your life. Or I am sure you have at least heard of VOCs recently due to all the talk of the new proposal to cut emissions by 45% by 2025! But I am not going […]

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oil, drilling, petrochemical industry

Offshore Drilling Off the Table, Again.

By Croft Productions / April 8, 2016 / 0 Comments

Sadly the oil and gas industry took another kick while down this week. The Obama Administration has decided to not open up Atlantic Ocean waters to off shore drilling in 2017.   I read a lot of different things, some dating back to 2005.  Where offshore drilling money goes and how it gets there is very convoluted. […]

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What is Solid DESICCANT DEHYDRATION?

By [email protected] / January 20, 2016 / 0 Comments

Solid desiccant dehydration is a safer alternative to gycol dehydration, which uses a liquid desiccant to absorb water from the gas.

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containers, cargo, export

Oil Export Ban Finally Lifted!

By Croft Productions / December 25, 2015 / 0 Comments

The 1975 Oil Export ban was lifted on Friday, December 18th without anyone even noticing.  Lifting the 40-year-old ban was made possible because it was tied to the government’s budget.  Once the budget went to Congress for approval and the President signed the referendum, the Oil Export ban became a thing of the past.  The President […]

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What Changes to Oil & Gas Came out of Paris?

By Cameron P. Croft / December 18, 2015 / 0 Comments

There seem to be meetings or summits of global leaders quite often.  Well, there was another one recently.  The United Nations Climate Change Conference was very recently held in Le Bourget, Paris.  It ran from November 30 to December 12th. Obviously Mother Earth and how to make her last longer was the main topic of discussion.  All the news […]

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Natural Gas Plants are in for a Big Change

By Croft Productions / October 30, 2015 / 0 Comments

When I heard a quick blurb on new radio stating that natural gas companies were going to have to report and document toxic emissions, I really listened up.  I got to thinking and asked myself some questions.  First off where will these reports be documented?  Who would have access to them?  The last thing that […]

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Do You Know What the PADD Does for the Oil & Gas Industry?

By Croft Productions / October 23, 2015 / 0 Comments

If you answered yes to the title of my blog this week, gold star for you!  I’m just a little over a year in the oil and gas industry.  I had no idea what PADD stood for.  With all the current hoopla tied to the possible abolishment of the 40-year-old oil export ban, I stumbled onto […]

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solar panels, solar energy, solar

The Oil & Gas Industry is Quietly Being Forced to Clean Up Their Act

By Croft Productions / September 18, 2015 / 0 Comments

When writing my blogs I try to be as un-opinionated as possible.  I try to show faces and present both sides.  This week, I’m going off the rails.  This week’s blog reeks of my personal opinion.  I guess since I have been on a work hiatus and a bit removed from the oil and gas […]

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Everyday Vehicles Running on Natural Gas

By Croft Productions / July 31, 2015 / 0 Comments

Last week I discussed the two kinds of natural gas products that can power vehicles on the roads.  Those are Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG).  Both of these natural resources are available in the Houston area to fuel natural gas cars. Mind you, they are not like your corner gas station […]

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gas, oil rig, drilling rig

Test Yourself on Your Oil & Gas Knowledge!

By Croft Productions / July 27, 2015 / 0 Comments

Test your knowledge for oil and gas! 1. Where was the world’s first commercial natural gas well drilled? a. Dhahran, Saudi Arabia b. Beamont, Texas c. Berozovo, Russia d. Fredonia, New York 2. Natural gas is mostly made up of? a. Propane b. Methane c. Hydrogen d. Carbon Dioxide 3. Natural gas burns cleaner than […]

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What are Pipeline Specifications and Why are They Important?

By Croft Productions / May 22, 2015 / 0 Comments

When I am going through the proposal process with a client, I am trying to get as much well information as possible. This ensures that the data I pass onto the engineers I work with is as detailed as possible.  The more details, the more accurate our proposal sent to the client will be. One […]

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United States Presents Climate Change Cuts to the United Nations, but Will Other Nations Commit?

By [email protected] / April 2, 2015 / 0 Comments

On March 31st, our current administration has laid out some very bold plans on cutting greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. This announcement If you have been reading up on any recent oil and gas industry articles, is not much of a surprise.  In 10 years they plan to cut emission  by 1/3.  That is […]

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Flared Gas in the Bakken

By Croft Productions / March 31, 2015 / 0 Comments

The use of natural gas is something that has increased over the years supplying nearly one-fourth of all of the energy used in the U.S. Even though it is being used more widely, some areas are still producing it more than what can be marketed. The Bakken shale, more specifically North Dakota, is an area […]

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Newest Fracking Regulations & Who They Affect

By Croft Productions / March 27, 2015 / 0 Comments

And so it begins.   On March 20th the Obama administration released the first (of many I expect) major federal regulations on fracking.  This ruling has 90 days before it goes into effect.  So what is it all about? The regulations come from the Department of Interior and are the first new federal rule in 30 years. […]

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The Keystone XL Pipeline Controversy

By [email protected] / March 25, 2015 / 0 Comments

A couple of things that come to mind when I think about what America wants would be money, jobs, and security. Right?  Well, there is something big in the works that says will create more of all three of those things. Drumroll, please…..The Keystone XL Pipeline!  Depending on who is reading this, you may feel […]

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Will 2 New House Bills Take Fracking Regulations Out of Your Local Government’s Hands?

By Croft Productions / March 13, 2015 / 0 Comments

It’s time to talk about regulations again…  This time the regulations are not on the oil and gas companies, they are now on local governments.  Two bills are entering the Texas Legislature that would drastically discourage cities and counties from placing any bans on fracking.   Both of these bills stem from the fracking ban that […]

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The Energy Infrastructure

By [email protected] / February 25, 2015 / 0 Comments

When I think of the term “Rockies,’ I think of a nice vacation in Colorado hitting the ski slopes on some nice fresh powdery snow.  Now being from Texas, the immediate next thought that comes into my head is brr, so cold!  I just recently started learning about this region when it comes to the […]

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Oil and Gas Quiz

By [email protected] / September 9, 2014 / 0 Comments

Test your knowledge for oil and gas! 1. Where was the world’s first commercial natural gas well drilled? a. Dhahran, Saudi Arabia b. Beamont, Texas c. Berozovo, Russia d. Fredonia, New York 2. Natural gas is mostly made up of? a. Propane b. Methane c. Hydrogen d. Carbon Dioxide 3. Natural gas burns cleaner than […]

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The Difference Between a Wellhead & Christmas Tree

By [email protected] / August 29, 2014 / 0 Comments

Christmas Tree or Wellhead?  A Christmas Tree is an assembly of valves, spools, and fittings used for an oil well, gas well, water injection well, water disposal well, gas injection well, condensate well, and other types of wells. It is named for its resemblance to a decorated tree at Christmas.  Many times, the words Christmas Tree and Wellhead […]

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Why Dehydrate Natural Gas?

By Croft Productions / July 10, 2014 / 0 Comments

Raw natural gas must be dehydrated to remove water vapor. Natural gas dehydration will eliminate the formation of hydrates and over-saturation of natural gas. All of these issues can cause corrosion, impacting the longevity of your gas processing equipment, and cause the gas stream to not meet pipeline specifications.

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