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December Bits

December Bits December 2, 2014   Find out what’s going on at Tolteq this month.   Product Updates The following products were updated last month: iSDU 4.40 December 3 This new update includes a fix for a sporadic pulse width graphing issue, an improvement in the smoothing of flow switch values, and more. To see […]

Mexico’s New Energy Reforms

Mexico’s New Energy Reforms By Gabriel Trevino December 2, 2014   A forthcoming transformation that opens Mexico’s formerly closed oil and gas market may position the country as the pivotal player in an unprecedented North American energy renaissance. The geopolitics behind oil rarely lack in drama: from the internal disagreement within OPEC, the tension between Russia and Europe […]

Sensor Calibration: Everything you Need to Know

Sensor Calibration December 2, 2014   What you need to know   The sensor pack is one of the most critical pieces of the MWD system and is responsible for taking the gravitational and magnetic field readings that are used to determine the position and direction of the tool string down hole. The sensor consists of […]

Life on the Rig: Making the Best of the Holidays

Life on the Rig: Making the Best of the Holidays By Grant Caskey December 2, 2014   It’s that time of season again! The time for getting together with family and sharing stories and experiences from the past year. For many, this time with family is practically guaranteed. However, as my past experience in the […]

November Bits

November Bits November 4, 2014   Find out what’s going on at Tolteq this month.   Product Updates The following products were updated in the last month: iMCU 6.95 October 14 This new update includes a fix for a loss of sync issue, an improvement in its ability to handle complex configuration files with 12 or more iterations, added […]

The Ten Energy Reporters You Need to Follow on Twitter

The Ten Energy Reporters You Need to Follow on Twitter By Gabriel Trevino November 4, 2014   Although Twitter’s mission is straightforward, “To give everyone the power to create and share ideas and information instantly,” the social platform itself can easily overwhelm that goal by providing too much of a good thing. Note: This is […]

Continuity Test with SureCircuit [Video]

Continuity Test with SureCircuit [Video] November 4, 2014   Several months ago, we posted a how-to article on conducting a simple continuity test for verifying the electrical flow of all of your ten communication lines. The original article can be accessed here. In this new video, Product Support Specialist Grant Caskey demonstrates the same Continuity Test […]

The Hunt for Unconventionals [Infographic]

The Hunt for Unconventionals November 3, 2014   Infographic from Tolteq Despite the fact that the U.S. has already surpassed Saudi Arabia in crude oil production this year, most industry commentators believe that the domestic shale boom is really just getting started. But with oil prices steadily dropping, it may be too early to make […]

October Bits

October Bits October 6, 2014   Find out what’s going on at Tolteq this month.   Product Updates The following products were updated last month: iPS2 3.20 September 17 This new update includes a fix for an issue that may cause corrupted data when the firmware overwrites older logged measurements. To see the complete list, […]

Factory Drilling and the Quest for Oil Field Automation

Factory Drilling and the Quest for Oil Field Automation Insight by Gabriel Trevino October 6, 2014   Driven by the demand for horizontal and directional wells, the U.S. directional drilling services market (on land) is currently worth 3 billion dollars. Competition is fierce for new business, especially as loyalty runs high between operators and dependable […]