New rules for detecting leaks

By drivendigital / February 15, 2017

Last month, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration announced the signing of a rulemaking package that has been years in the making. Increasing Pipeline Safety “The rule requires pipeline operators to have a system for detecting leaks and to establish a timeline for inspecting affected pipelines following an extreme weather…

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Oil and Gas Analysis

By drivendigital / February 8, 2017

Preview and Review Oil and Gas Analysis – What happened and where we are headed 2016 – 2017 David Blackmon over at Forbes put together a nice piece a couple weeks ago titled “The Oil And Gas Situation – 2016 Year In Review” and then followed it up a week later with “The Oil And…

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2017 Exhibits and Tradeshows

By drivendigital / February 2, 2017

You can find us at these events January 25-27, WDI: Sawyer had a booth at the American Association of Community Colleges’ Workforce Development Institute conference in Newport Beach, CA. The Sawyer team spoke to attendees about the benefits and safety of weld testing equipment at this conference. According to the AACC website: AACC’s Workforce Development Institute 2017…

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President Trump signs executive order to advance Keystone XL.

Trump advances Keystone Pipeline

By drivendigital / January 26, 2017

The Keystone XL pipeline. What is there left to say? It seems it’s been talked about endlessly for a decade, and that’s probably because it has. It’s even come up once or twice here. After years of back and forth, the Obama administration effectively killed the construction of the pipeline a bit more than a…

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Pipeline – 3 Years Ago

By drivendigital / January 22, 2017

January 22, 2014 On the pipeline – 3 years ago the Keystone Pipeline in Cushing, Oklahoma was opened. Phase 3A of the much-discussed Keystone Pipeline opened after beginning construction in the summer of 2012. Also known as the Cushing Marketlink pipeline, this section begins in Cushing, Oklahoma and runs 435 miles to Nederland, Texas. “Oil…

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Major Oil Discovery in Guyana

By drivendigital / January 18, 2017

Is Guyana about to be a major oil producer? According to the New York Times, the answer is “Yes.” You know Guyana, right? It’s the small nation of less than 750,000 people in the northern part of South America that was originally a Dutch colony in the 17th century and has the distinction of being…

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Pipeline – 116 Years Ago

By drivendigital / January 10, 2017

  January 10, 1901 On the Pipeline – 116 years ago a gusher at Spindletop signaled the beginning of the modern U.S. oil industry. A well at the oil field known as Spindletop near Beaumont, Texas struck oil. This gusher “blew for nine days at a rate estimated at 100,000 barrels (16,000 m3) of oil…

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Pipeline – 106 Years Ago

By drivendigital / January 9, 2017

January 12, 1911 On the Pipeline – 106 Years ago, court proceedings were in the process of breaking up a major monopoly. Rearguments began in Standard Oil Co. of New Jersey v. United States. When the case was decided four months later, the oil giant was declared a monopoly and forced to break up. Prior…

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Dylan’s Welded Art

By drivendigital / December 15, 2016

What can Bob Dylan not do? You may have heard he was recently awarded the Nobel Prize. In literature. But did you know when he isn’t busy writing some of the most famous songs in history (and possibly every other song, famous or otherwise), he enjoys welding? In fact, his 26-foot by 15-foot iron archway…

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I Am Sawyer – Porge Lee

By drivendigital / December 6, 2016

Our employees are a great group of skilled individuals that contribute to our unique culture at Sawyer. We would like everyone to Meet the Sawyer Team. HEY PJ…. What do you do at Sawyer? I am an assembler for Sawyer What is your favorite thing to work on? I like working on the beveling transmission. What…

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