Future Predictions: Evolution of the Control Room

21 April, 2021
There didn't used to be central control rooms so I can't help but wonder if our past is our future, just with a lot more modern tech. This is my short commentary on how I believe that in the decades to come, control room operators roles will become much more...
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Why isn't 100% contract volume equal to 100% utilized pipeline capacity?

9 March, 2021
We have all heard it before - "we meet 100% of our contracted capacity". Cool, sounds great, but what does that actually mean?
Does that mean its impossible for a pipeline to move any more volume?
What about maintenance? What about unplanned...
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KXL is Cancelled - Now What?

1 February, 2021
I been adding my commentary all over recent KXL posts so figured I would elaborate via video blog.
I know of a great company called Crux OCM (*cough* that's us) that
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Well to Refinery petroleum product movement without phone calls (or faxes!)

19 January, 2021
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What are we missing about the Energy Transition?

13 November, 2020
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RIPA Reduces Human Factors Incidents in Control Rooms

26 October, 2020

Control room operator fatigue is a concern as cited by industry regulators as it is proven to

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Crux OCM: RPA vs RIPA - Presentation for Intelligent Automation in Oil and Gas Conference

23 September, 2020


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Increasing commercially salable tank capacity for gathering systems via RIPA.

10 September, 2020
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How can you decrease pressure cycling on oil pipeline gathering systems?

25 August, 2020
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How can you move additional volume on Oil Pipeline Gathering Systems?

6 August, 2020

Crux OCM Vblog:  #8

We have finished our initial simulations of a RIPA application on an Oil Pipeline Gathering System. In this video I talk about how this application can result in substantial additional volumetric throughput via use of 

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