Monthly Archives: December 2012

Oilfield Software: GreaseBook app replaces oilfield software for operators & their pumpers…

A recent article in The Oil & Gas Financial Journal touched on the increases in operating costs for oil & gas producers.

While you’re (painfully) aware of these increasing costs, the article highlighted something you may not be a familiar with: a method to counter these increasing costs.

What did the Oil & Gas Financial Journal recommend?

Not “Oilfield Software”, but mobile communication.

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That’s right folks, iPads & iPhones.

But, what’s more intriguing was the “why?

Here’s a small excerpt from the article:

“Software applications, long commoditized by consumer demand and increasingly prevalent in enterprise environments, are driving this revolution and are ready for application in the oil and gas industry today…

The oil and gas industry is built on engineering feats. Countless disciplines have been designed to enhance the exploration, production and transportation of oil … It is time the oil and gas industry applies this remarkable innovation that is embraced across the world by nearly every other industry, to the logistical and environmental obstacles it currently faces, changing the way oil and gas companies manage human assets by improving the way they communicate and collaborate.

Software is the answer to seamlessly bridging old with new and packing the industry with new performance and business opportunities.”

Now, ask yourself, how much time does your Operations Manager devote to putting out fires each week?

What if your gauge sheets and Excel production reports from your Pumpers were autopopulated and arrived in real-time?

What if production trends and abnormal events were already highlighted for you?

What if your army of pumpers were outfitted in such a way that they were made aware of any decline in production while they are submitting their oil, gas, and water measurements?

Given the appropriate information, could your Pumpers and Gaugers proactively manage themselves with minimal intervention on behalf of you and your production supervisor?

Think about the time spent tying oil purchaser reports to run tickets to your accounting books. How long does this take your admin every month… Heck, are they even doing it?

What other tasks could you and your staff devote itself to if these things were simply “taken care of”?

GreaseBook understands your frustrations, and has developed a way to alleviate them — not personally, but systematically. Give GreaseBook 15 minutes, and we’ll save your admin 5 days a month AND we’ll give your Operations Manager the leverage, organization, and freedom he needs to maximize your company’s production.

Still not convinced? Did you know that COPAS accounting rules allow you to spread the cost of GreaseBook over the JIB? Friends, short of walking into your office and hitting you over the head with one of our iPads, we couldn’t make this any easier for you. And, remember:

  •      No contracts to sign
  •      No software to install
  •      No training fees
  •      Free help desk calls
  •      Walk away at any time
  •      110% Money Back Guarantee

Don’t be shy – pick up the phone and call us! 1-855-PUMP-OIL

Still not convinced? Click here to read all about the GreaseBook Oilfield Software =D

Oilfield Operator Beware: Next generation breeds "New Game" in Oilfield Operations

Just the other day, Dave (long-time oilfield operator and President of an Oklahoma-based production company) was talking to us about the young professionals he sees today in the industry.

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Dave was recounting a particular story about a meeting he recently attended, where a young man in his late 20s who didn’t have more than 3 or 4 years of industry experience was presenting a new idea.

This young man was telling Dave and a group of seasoned oilmen how a new PDC drill bit was going to change the game. Basically, It was going to help them drill faster and cheaper than they every thought possible.

Great news, right?

Well, Dave told us that’s not how he felt. In fact, he told us he got pretty upset… even to the point that he had to excuse himself from the meeting.

Dave was pretty fired up, and said,

“All I could think about was how some kid was trying to tell me how I needed to change! He was telling me that there was a better way than the way I’d been doing it for 30 years!! What did this guy know, anyways?! Hell, I’d been doing this stuff before this kid was even born!!”

But Dave is a smart guy (and an even smarter businessman). He went on to tell us that,

“5 minutes after leaving the room, I realized how foolish it would be not to listen to what this young man had to say. You know why? Because if a guy can help me drill faster and cheaper, I want to be on the same bandwagon he’s on.”

Dave went on to tell us about a new game he believes is being played in the oil & gas industry. He said it’s hard to pin down exactly when it started, but he believes this shift is due to a new generation of industry professionals.

“Our industry has always been predominantly run by the guys that got their start in the 60s and 70s… but now you’re seeing a lot of new faces. But what’s most interesting is that these young people are bringing new ideas and new viewpoints that my generation has never even considered.”

The taming of the oil field is long overdue. The power, accuracy, and handling abilities of today’s smart phones and tablet computers offer the small independent producer an opportunity to realize greater efficiencies and time saving techniques in both the immediate and long-term.

Dave took one look at GreaseBook, an iPad app which would allow his pumpers to streamline the field data collection process by replacing his company’s 8-day gauge Excel-based spreadsheets, and immediately jumped on board.

GreaseBook is blazing a trail toward increased production and reduced downtime for the small independent operator (see: Well Tender iPad App: Empower Well Tenders and bring organizational results). When you’re ready to saddle-up and stake your claim, GreaseBook has the tools to make it possible.

We may be a young company, but this “bandwagon” is poised for the big win… and guess what? 

We want you on it.