The news for the past few weeks has revolved around drilling activity, oil rigs and oil price-per barrel. Because oil prices are above $50 a barrel, many dormant rigs are going back online. The renewed interest in US drilling has put pressure on the world’s oil producers to deal with what many are calling an oil glut. In response, many of the major producers (such as Russia) have agreed to cut their output in the first six months of this year to get rid of an oversupply.
Cutting back, of course, would eat into the profits of the crude production here at home. Big profits on barrels only incentivize drillers. While the number of rigs going up will probably rise, it is unlikely, according to experts, that oil will go much higher by the barrel. Since barrel prices have ramifications throughout the production process, virtually every business directly involved with oil production is paying close attention. Finding a way to increase profits is always on the agenda.
This is where quality products come into play. Whether the company needs a better way to blend fuel or a way to reduce the costs associated with the slurry process, finding top quality and innovative applications can make a serious difference in the bottom line. Proper mixers can make a tremendous impact in the way crude is processed and tested. Custody transfer mixers, for example, installed upstream of the crude oil sampling transfer line can make or break oil profits in a critical situation. Proper sampling is a fine art, made more difficult by the inclusion of sediment, corrosion particles and other materials within the mixing process. The right equipment pays off in the long run (and is usually more affordable than you might think). In a market that is proving to be volatile in 2017,why not see how upgrading your equipment can save you in the short term as well as pay off in the long run?