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Case Study #3

PROJECT TYPE Extended well test   TIME-FRAME 2009
CUSTOMER Senior independent producer   DURATION Four months
LOCATION Northeast B.C.  

Challenge

Customer's third-party processing provider would not accept the high water volume expected to be initially produced from the producer's recently completed, tight gas/condensate well as the slickwater used in hydraulic fracturing flowed back. Customer calculated that continuing to engage well testers on-site for extended period of water recovery would be costly.

Solution

Roska supplied, installed and operated a code-compliant, SCADA-equipped temporary production facility which included a separator, ASME piping, and water storage tank with secondary containment. This approach enabled a smooth transition from 24-hour on-site operators to automated (unstaffed) operation with daily checks as the well's flow stabilized. After approximately 100 days, the daily water volume fell to a level acceptable to the third-party processor.

Customer Benefits

  • Cost savings of approximately $350,000 in under 100 days
  • More than 60 percent cheaper than continuing to use well-testing services
  • Savings generated by switching from a staffed well-test model to an automated production model, reducing personnel and equipment costs
  • Engineered design