New York, Costa Rica discussed on World Oil's Shale Water Management
We deploy simpler and simpler and simpler pieces of equipment in programming. The programming is caveman programming. On off. On off on off on off. And then as you go you you add those layers of abstraction and you get into the cloud level now. You're talking about the programming that you may be familiar with with. You know websites right. Html five and Java and that kind of stuff dot net we. We live in both those worlds and I wouldn't say that one is more complex than the other. I've got engineers that work for me on both sides and they understand each other but they don't really speak each other's language is a Lotta Times. Well tell me this because the people are listening to this are mostly engineers you know what operating companies so how hard because it seems really complex right so on the operator side? How does that all time for the operator? Okay we all hear about the benefits because then you have the big data and you can do the analysis and you do predictive maintenance and and do all those things but on the operator side does that tie into their it department or do you give an interface where they can just like. Okay now. This is all you need yes. So there's there's a number of answers to those to that question as there are a number. You've got a lot of answers. You got a lot of operators people want different things out so this is what I found is sort of a general case. Is that a lot we have you kind of have to to general cases? I guess I'm step back a little bit. We have to general cases and then a lot of edge cases but to general cases. We've got operators that actually don't get invested in this at all what they care about is reliability safety and that things run on time right. That's what they care about. Just get the job done. I don't care how you get your job done. Just get it done right and I respect that I recognize that. This isn't your business. You just want it to work. What they appreciate about the technology if you're if you're if you're at that level with what we're providing is in this paradigm. The customer actually physically drives the water transfer because all of this is triggered. The whole process is is flow based so at the FRAC tanks when they start pulling water off those tanks the tank levels drop that triggers the pumps right so you're actually controlling the water from the source without ever seeing it without ever having to call anybody without any kind of radio. All they've gotta do is do their job in. The machines automatically are going to do our job excellent. They like that. It's very. We have to be customer focused. Every business has to be customer focused. So that's not news but I think that the machines allow us to deliver a responsiveness to the customer. That's kind of unprecedented in the world of the old school world of getting on the radio and calling. You Know John. Down the way to turn things on right absolutely get rid of that that edge of unreliability and human nature so that that they like and then on when you have customers that doing gauge with you and we have this as well. They like being able to request specific data sets. They like being able to log onto our web portals and see things in real time they want to see it from Costa Rica. They want to see it from New York. They want to see it from their home. They WANNA see it from their office. They WanNa know what's going on there invested and they like that with this also opens up a whole new world for us in that it allows us to collect data. Not just that I want but that you want right so if I've got all this infrastructure there it's a it's a very minor deal for me to collect data for instance we've got. That's a new thing. It's got a lot of customers that are wanting no the Oxidation reduction potential for their pit their source water or maybe in a FRAT tanks prior to having all of this connected automation on site. If you ask me to do that. That's going to be a little bit of work because now I have to put calms out. They're not allowed to put the sensors. I have to have somewhere that since someplace for that sensor to go right now I have to supply and that's a whole extra amount effort. It's not a whole extra amount effort anymore. Now you tell me you want to know our pieces. We've got those you know where you want me to put it right. You've got this whole infrastructure out there. So you've got it infrastructure you've got networking infrastructure. You've got all of it so that's kind of cool and that's a that's a with your more engaged customers. They're asking for new data in it's opening up new worlds for them and I'm sure you'll have another podcast with somebody else's sometime and they'll tell you all about how they're using or companies. I don't know exactly exactly. No it really. It really does sound like the future and hopefully it will come back on future episodes in. Tell us about how you know how the different components whether it's pomp so the tanks or other how all that ties in to the automation system because I'm sure listeners. Love to hear that. So thanks for coming out the appreciate. Shit my pleasure. Thanks for listening. Please take time to subscribe and rate us in your podcast APP of choice. Send FEEDBACK AND SUGGESTIONS TO ASK. Wm PODCAST AT WORLD OIL DOT com..