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Ferrier Well Tie-In Program (2009-2013)

Ferrier Well Tie-In Program
  • Responding to the need to follow a fast paced drilling and well tie-in program, Precision created a modularized approach to the well tie-in program was approached. This approach included modularized equipment, standardized designs between oil and gas well setups, and standardized communication (SCADA) throughout the area.
  • The intent behind this was to utilize separator packages for measurement that could be ganged together to form one long building made up of several smaller separator packages housed in oilfield style buildings. This allowed for the reduction of redundancy in utilities (i.e., fuel gas, instrument gas, lighting, etc.), extensive interconnecting piping outside the packages, multiple chemical tanks housing the same chemicals for each separator package, etc. Another benefit was in a centralized control and communications, less need for multiple SCADA systems, and overall less electrical installation on site.
  • A work in progress since 2009, improvements have been made each year to further modularize this setup. In early 2013, a large improvement to completely modularize the entire wellsite setup was undertaken. This involved taking the modularized separator package one step further and fully standardizing the sites. Everything from the wellhead highlines, drain piping, interconnecting piping, satellite header component for oil wells, and utility systems are now completely shop fabricated and hauled to site, utilizing only a very few number of welds on site to make everything fit. Field construction has substantially improved from twenty-one (21) days for a two well pad to eleven (11) days, including E&I construction. While this construction phase is still in its infancy for this approach, large scale construction is expected to commence mid-2014.