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How Downhole Transducers Work

June 15, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Summary: Oil drilling is a complex operation, and without sensing pressure, it amounts to guess work at best.

In order to extract oil and natural gas from the ground, engineers need to drill deep into the earth. In the olden days, a great bar was lifted into the air and struck forcefully into the ground. This is where a down-hole transducer comes in handy.

A lot of time and effort goes into prospecting for oil, and finding a field that produces can be a costly endeavor. Plus, fields that have oil don’t necessarily have it by the barrel full. When engineers find an area that they suspect to be oil-rich, they do some testing to estimate the quantity of oil they might have below the ground.

Drilling companies utilize down-hole pressure transducers inside of the drilling pipe to gauge the oil in the reservoir. This piece measures the volume of oil and gives accurate readings of what actually lies in the reservoir. This way, companies can conduct their testing before deploying expensive equipments to drill into a small puddle.

The gas company utilizes geologists, whose job it is to read the downhole pressure sensor and determine if it is worth the time and resources to drill.

Monitoring these drill sites isn’t a one-time deal. Geologists are on-hand for most of the drilling process to continually read the pressure and observe the drilling operation. Observation of these readings helps technicians guage how quickly the supply is depleting. Without this knowledge, oil drilling would be no more than expensive guess work.

The Advantages of Shipping Containers

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By Port Containers

Businesses that rely on shipping options have long had an obvious choice: steel containers. Although they’re not necessarily new, more and more companies have been waking up to them over the years, especially as it’s become cheaper than ever to buy a shipping container than ever before.

Why do so many companies use shipping containers? For one thing, they can match just about any business plan out there. Almost any product can fit inside one and their steel design essentially ensures the elements will never get to them. Your storage container can fend off just about any attempt the weather makes on it without an issue.

It also helps that steel containers can go just about anywhere. While you may see them most often loaded on a barge before going through a trip at sea, these containers can easily be hauled onto a truck and shipped elsewhere once they’re on land. So you can do either or both, in terms of transit.

Lastly, because of their simple construction, shipping containers are relatively affordable too, depending on which kind you need. Plus, you can always buy your own container and rent out open space to other companies to further help keep your shipping costs low.


When you need cargo moved anywhere in the world, Port Containers should be your first call. The company specializes in options like storage containersand more standard versions that ensure your product gets where it needs to go.