Category Archive: General

Apr 30

Dirty Hands and the Stylus Pen for iPhone/iPad

Folks have asked about handling of the iPhone in dirty field conditions, or when wearing gloves. I saw someone using a stylus on their iPad the other day, and decided to try one myself. The stylus, made by Targus, is the size of a pen and has a rubber tip which works on any touch …

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Oct 25

What’s going on this week

After returning from Oklahoma I’ve been working on improving the user interface concepts, based on conversations with folks in the field. I need to come up with a simple way to handle both corse and fine adjustment of the data entry. I’m working on coding some ideas that I will test and share with you.

Sep 21

Pictures from the oil patch

I recently started looking for images that captured the spirit of oil field workers for use on the iPhone application splash-screen, website and other promotional materials. To be honest, I didn’t really find much out there that was specific to the daily work of pumpers and tenders. The closest I came was the picture on …

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Sep 07

Tabs across the top

Notice that the tabs across the top have changed. All the grant document pages are now grouped under “Grant Information”. Simply hover over the tab and select the section of the grant document you want to view. I added a “Reports” tab so that project reports can be easily accessed. The first report discusses the …

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Sep 02

Gauge pictures needed

Could you do me a big favor? I would like to gather images of a variety of different gauges used at the well site and tank battery. I would like straight-on pictures of dial gauges, sight glasses, tapes, sticks, and even digital read outs. This will give me a good idea of what pumpers look …

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Aug 23

Barriers to Use

I want to use this post to solicit feedback on your concerns about the use of technology in the field. A lot of great software has been developed, but when it comes to everyday usage, it doesn’t take hold. There are a couple of reasons for this. 1. Start-up time – If it takes too …

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Aug 23

Pumper/Tender iPhone Software Project Requirements

I want to use this post to solicit some initial comment regarding the project requirements. By using the comment feature you can add your comments for others to see. That way we don’t get everyone sending emails with the same information, plus you can easily comment on other readers’ ideas. What we want to do …

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Aug 23

Lease Pumper’s Handbook

The Lease Pumper’s Handbook resource is over 500 pages long and is stuffed with lots of practical information for well tenders and pumpers. I’m using the document as background information for the project so I can better understand the work and terminology of the pumper. It covers many topics such as: -job duties -field operations …

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Aug 20

Blog Started

The project blog was created and pages were added from the project proposal. The pages will allow viewers to review the project details, review the current status and post comments if desired.

Aug 20

The Project is Started!

The signed contract was delivered yesterday, so the project can now officially start.