With the Spate of Severe Oils Spills so Far This Year, You Want To Make Sure That Your Well Is Properly Monitored

Written by Channel 11 Houston on July 19, 2013. Posted in Data capture technologies, Data capture technology, Data capturing software

Data capture technologies

We all remember the BP oil spill. Or its proper name, the Deep Water Horizon spill. When the Macondo oil well blew out, eventually spilling almost five million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, with tragic and disastrous results. Every single day we bring in nine million barrels (almost twice what was spilled into the Gulf!) for a variety of uses. Most of our imported oil comes from the Safaniya field in Saudi Arabia, which boasts as being the largest offshore oil field in the world (can you boast about that?), at 15 by 50 kilometers.

Yet we do not always need to go offshore for our dead dinosaur fuel. Titusville, PA is home to the McClintock 1 oil well, that started producing all the way back in August of 1861, and is still giving us that black gold today. In case you are lost on definitions, an oil well is simply when a hole is bored down into the surface of the earth, to access and acquire those elusive petroleum oil hydrocarbons. How selfish of them to stay down there!

My point is that oil drilling is not as separated from us in the States as most people tend to believe (hydrofracking, anyone?). And as such, oil well drilling companies here in our home soil should be using all of the best field reporting software, oil drilling wells, and oil and gas well data to make sure that each well is as safe and efficiently productive as possible.

One of the best benefits of field reporting software is that it allows for instant access to data, and instant sending of information, on a device that does not have to be tethered to a cord, an office, or secured behind a firewall. With this convenience, wells can be more closely watched and maintained so that the tragic explosions do not have to happen. With constant data collection and analysis, oil drilling may actually become worth it, making it less dangerous for all involved. More.

Comments (6)

  • October 5, 2013 at 8:51 am |

    it is good that they are making the collection aspect safer and more environmentally sound, but they are still drilling into the earth to suck it dry. not to mention the ozone damage

  • March 2, 2014 at 1:34 pm |

    get off your soap box, hippy. no one wants to hear you cry about mother earth. unless you live in a cabin in the woods, you are just as dependent on oil as anyone else. the fact that you posted on the internet proves it

  • April 1, 2014 at 2:18 pm |

    get off your soap box, hippy. no one wants to hear you cry about mother earth. unless you live in a cabin in the woods, you are just as dependent on oil as anyone else. the fact that you posted on the internet proves it

  • Lauren Harmon
    May 1, 2014 at 4:41 pm |

    get off your soap box, hippy. no one wants to hear you cry about mother earth. unless you live in a cabin in the woods, you are just as dependent on oil as anyone else. the fact that you posted on the internet proves it

  • Perry Castro
    May 31, 2014 at 4:43 pm |

    get off your soap box, hippy. no one wants to hear you cry about mother earth. unless you live in a cabin in the woods, you are just as dependent on oil as anyone else. the fact that you posted on the internet proves it

  • Karl May
    June 30, 2014 at 4:44 pm |

    get off your soap box, hippy. no one wants to hear you cry about mother earth. unless you live in a cabin in the woods, you are just as dependent on oil as anyone else. the fact that you posted on the internet proves it

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