Why your Oil and Gas company needs automation
If you’re searching for professional, reliable, and affordable services to ensure that your site doesn’t experience a spill, you’ve come to the right place.
Before getting into that, though, we must first recognize why spill prevention is so necessary in the world today. It is well known that oil and gas spills are an extremely devastating event for the following reasons:
1. Environmental hazards
When an oil spill, salt water spill, or gas leak occurs, it pollutes the environment on a fast-pace level. When spills reach the ground, the contaminants are soaked up by the soil and into the ground – this can cause soil pollution and underground water contamination (conserve-energy-future.com). If that happens, animals, people, and even entire ecosystems can be sickened and destroyed. If a gas leak occurs, harmful chemicals are released into the air, which can cause awful effects on locals and surrounding wildlife. If those things happened, it would create painful problems for a site and the people around it, and not to mention, a ruined reputation.
When something goes wrong, such as a spill, the amount of money it takes to repair, rebuild, and power up again can seem infinite. The amount of money required to repair a
spill depends on the severity of the spill and its effect, but no amount of money is worth losing over something that could’ve been prevented. According to the president of Quest Automated Services, Mark Patton, companies can lose “well over 100,000” for such mistakes.
3. Loss of Production
When an oil spill takes place on oil fields, it isn’t a surprise that the site will most likely have to shut down to prevent the situation from worsening. When this happens, production is lost and the amount of manpower it takes to get it up and running again is exhausting, as well as expensive. It could take days, weeks, even months to get operations up and running again – which is a problem that any business cannot afford to have. Not to mention, actually cleaning up the spill is more than time consuming.
4. Difficult to detect
Many potential hazards are nearly impossible to detect by man alone before its too late. Even checking for problems every day isn’t enough – a problem can arise, and could possibly have catastrophic results within a couple of hours. Even if a problem is eventually detected, if it has gone on for too long, solutions could be limited.
It is clear now how much damage oil spills can cause, and why prevention is so important. Having staff check every day isn’t enough, but big prevention companies can cost more than you can chew – that’s where Quest Automated Services comes into play.
While being in service for a mere two years, Quest Automated Services is already a leader in both oil and gas automation, and is expanding quickly – with customers spread around Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. Quest provides many services, which include:
• Pump control
• Flow measurement
• Motor control
• Emergency shutdown
• Overall prevention on oil, salt water, and gas spills
• lease and install equipment that monitors pump sites 24/7 – eliminates old-school, in-person surveillance.
Quest uses interactive, machine-to-machine (M2M), SCADA based oil field automation to revolutionize and secure the oil and gas industry. With this up-to-date, modern technology, spills are detected early and stopped automatically. Once the equipment is set up on site (which is set up by Quests’ engineers, and only takes a day or two), customers can see and control the majority of it from their phones – being alerted by both the technology and Quest. The employees will even call day or night to alert customers if a problem persists. Speed and efficiency are what Quest strives to uphold.
Quest Automated Services provides professional services similar to large companies like Shell, but for much cheaper. Quests offers an alternative pricing option as low as $75, which is the minimum high-off service, while others are at a few hundred dollars. Customers pay different amounts depending on the scope of service, but overall, the amount of benefit you receive for the price is certainly a great deal.
Many of Quests’ customers would agree that we are their provider of choice, always ensuring safety, security, and production on their sites.
For example, Quest has recently had the pleasure of working with David “Bubba” Monico, a partner at Texas Oil Production who has given his thoughts about Quest. He explained how he has had a “fabulous experience” using Quest, and that he is “addicted to the website, and (he) checks it every hour.” He then elaborates by saying that Quest is, “beneficial to his company” as well as very “user friendly with easy access” and has actually saved him from a spill.
Another valuable customer, John Kirkpatrick of John Kirkpatrick Oil & Gas LLC, also stated that Quest, “really reduced our down time, which increases our production and revenues.” Quest is helping Kirkpatrick “save money on potential cleanups,” and “is real cost effective,” he says. He finishes off by describing, “We can prevent a shutdown immediately, it’s like having extra staff out there all the time.”
So, there you have it. With Quest, peace of mind and substantial savings are a click away.
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