Case Study #7

PROJECT TYPE Duvernay tie-ins with design-build-operate-maintain production facilities   TIME-FRAME 2011-Continuing
CUSTOMER Major producer   DURATION Open-ended
LOCATION Central Alberta – more than 20 sites  


The producer faced multiple challenges intrinsic to Duvernay shale play well tie-ins: high-rate, high-pressure, multi-phase production, with potential for sour gas, in a high-cost operating environment. In addition, with wells spread across multiple sites, the customer faced varying third-party tie-in requirements. The customer also wished to transition from temporary to permanent production as the area shifted from exploration to development.


Roska drew on its full internal resources – engineering, experienced managers and crews, field-proven equipment – to provide more than 20 sites on a design-build-operate-maintain basis. The sites range from single wells tied-in to a gathering pipeline, to four-well batteries with vapour recovery units. Some sites include condensate separation and storage. Roska-provided personnel operated and maintained the sites.

As the play matured and production profiles changed, Roska removed no-longer-needed equipment, such as line heaters, that had been provided on a rental basis, reducing the customer's required capital investment. As further wells were added at existing multi-well sites, Roska provided tie-ins to the existing facilities and modified or replaced equipment as needed.

Customer Benefits

  • Full-cycle solution from one provider, one point of contact, one invoice
  • Flexibility in offering: rent, rent-to-own, purchase
  • Firm-bid construction price
  • Significant time savings versus traditional delivery model
  • Flexible access to personnel – temporary and permanent