Well management and performance improvement specialist Exceed has announced August 3rd that it has joined forces with eight former members of senior staff from Applied Drilling Technology International (ADTI).
The Province of British Columbia has approved $115 million in royalty deductions that will create jobs and support the construction of 14 infrastructure projects in northeastern B.C.
For the 14th time since its inception, royalty deductions will be provided under B.C.’s Infrastructure Royalty Credit Program (IRCP), designed to facilitate the construction of new resource roads and pipelines. This infrastructure improves B.C.’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) opportunity by expediting development and creating access to the province’s unexplored resource areas.
The weekly Baker Hughes Incorporated count of operating drill rigs in North America shows Canadian activity rising slightly in the period ending July 31, 2015, while U.S. operations slowed fractionally.
BHI reported that operating rigs in Canada rose by 15 to 215. Of those newly reported rigs, 14 were oil, with one gas well reported. The numbers still fall far behind 2014’s count, which a year ago stood at 392 in total. Operating rig numbers have been on the increase over the past three months, with 96 new units working in the oil sector and 143 in oil and gas combined.
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The increase in Canadian oil and gas production, including from oil sands, is leading to increased concern about how to monetize two types of natural gas.
Water protection is always an important consideration when preparing a site for a work camp, drill pad or other operation that brings many crew members onto a location for lengthy periods of time.
Industrial water is always top of mind, but wastewater generated by sanitation rarely gets discussed. Tightening provincial regulations surrounding work sites is making it a concern, however.
Steam-Assisted Gravity Drainage, better known as SAGD, is considered to be the most viable and environmentally safe recovery technology for extracting heavy oil and bitumen. The process, which has been utilized for more than a decade, uses an advanced form of steam stimulation to extract oil from a pair of horizontal wells drilled into a reservoir.
In the SAGD process, one well is drilled above the bitumen deposit and a second one below the deposit. The upper well is supplied with high-pressure steam, and the lower well collects the heated oil or bitumen that flows out, along with any water from the condensation of injected steam. The bitumen and water are pumped out and travel to a tank, where the two elements are separated. This “produced water” is then cleaned and returns to the boiler, where it is converted into steam and injected back into the ground.
When you break down a natural gas generator next to its diesel counterpart, it’s difficult to tell the differences. The primary difference involves the fuel source. Natural gas generators are equipped with diesel engines that are configured to operate on wellhead natural gas – a distinction that gives the natural gas generator a clear operational advantage for those in the oil and gas industry.
One of the main advantages of natural gas over diesel generators is fuel savings. Wellhead natural gas is a common by-product of oil well drilling and, thereby, a free fuel source.
Chicago Pneumatic Construction Equipment has released the CPS 850 portable diesel compressor to the North American marketplace. The compressor can work a range of applications with variable flow and pressure control, making it an incredibly versatile solution on the jobsite. The 850 CFM compressor also features easy operation, simplified maintenance, and a maximum amount of uptime.
Equipped with a 25-hp, 6-cylinder John Deere T4F engine, the CPS 850 compressor weighs 7,980 pounds and measures 203-inches long, 80-inches wide, and 86-inches tall. With an easily adjustable working pressure between 58 and 150 psi, the compressor offers a maximum unloading pressure of 175 psi, and features an 88-gallon fuel tank that consumes fuel at 10.7 gallons per hour.
A reliable and well-maintained gas-powered engine can lead to a healthier bottom line for plant operators. Operations and service managers need high performing products that have a proven track record of success under a wide range of conditions and should take a proactive approach in carefully selecting a gas engine oil (GEO) to help achieve ideal engine performance. In contrast with other fuel types, gas engines traditionally burn cleaner and hotter and operate at a constant speed. GEOs play a critical role in engine cleanliness and durability, which means they must be specifically formulated to minimize engine downtime, maximize drain intervals and optimize performance.
How drain intervals affect engine reliability