Overextending the KISS Principle

The phrase; “keep it simple stupid” (KISS), coined by Kelly Johnson as a product design principle, alludes to the idea that most systems function best if they are kept as simple as possible, avoiding unnecessary complexities. This principle has been applied in a...

What’s your well drinking?

If you were thirsty and I hand you a glass of water, you would be pretty sick if I gave you fresh water from my septic field rather than fresh water from my tap; the same goes for your well. Although we don’t always get to choose water with zero microbes for our frac,...

Optimization over Commoditization

With continued economic pressures in various North American plays since 2015, optimization remains an industry focus for operators. When it comes to managing industrial fluids, optimization can turn into cost savings via commoditization. Our clients and stakeholders...

Preservative Biocide

There is growing awareness in completions for the requirement of long-term protection or extended coverage biocides. A “preservative biocide” is often recommended but not fully understood. Think of what preserving means; to maintain something in its existing state....

All my bags are packed, but am I ready to go

When planning a trip you have you start with the destination in mind. You don’t want to end up in the wrong location, with the wrong currency, trying to speak a language you don’t understand. So how do you set yourself up for success? You need to know where you’re...

Water Connects Us All

We live in a closed system. There is no new water being made. With this knowledge, we need to make wise choices with the water we currently have. Whether it be water for drilling, completions or waterflood applications, the choice to reuse and recycle requires...