In the disposal of saltwater and flowback water from oil and natural gas wells, speed is becoming of the essence because transportation companies are now being paid by the barrel rather than the hour. Instead of using trucks’ on-board vacuum pumps to increase the pressure to push the water out of the 100 barrel tanker trucks – which can take up to 30 minutes – Borejaks Energy Services LLC uses its own pumps to draw the water out of the tankers at a faster rate of approximately 10 barrels per minute. This speeds the unloading process to approximately 10 minutes. It also allows Borejaks to more closely monitor and measure the amount of water unloaded.
Joe Kurber realizes a mancamp provider based in Alaska might often get overlooked in the continental United States as oil and gas operators seek housing for their employees. However, Black Gold Oilfield Services has far-reaching tentacles in the contiguous United States to provide lodge-like residential facilities that make field laborers feel like they’re staying in a hotel instead of temporary barracks.
One of the first things that stands out about BeneTerra is its name. While many company monikers tend to refer to an organization's broad capabilities, geographic location or ownership, BeneTerra's name succinctly sums up its entire philosophy. The name – derived from the Latin adverb “bene,” meaning “well” and the noun “terra,” meaning “land” – literally means “healthy land.” Protecting the soil and solving problems with a land and water stewardship approach is a guiding principle for BeneTerra.
Compliance with environmental and safety regulations is paramount no matter where in the country an oil and gas operator is delivering services. That’s why Antea Group’s U.S. division is busier than ever these days as previously underdeveloped shale plays are receiving new life and attention with extraction processes diving deeper than ever before.
When exploration and production companies operate in the Arctic – both on shore and in the waters of the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas, they turn to the Alaska Clean Seas (ACS) team. Organized with a culture similar to a professional fire department, it is ready to respond 24/7. Additionally, ACS has been called upon to support spill response activities outside of Alaska, including the Gulf of Mexico, California, Oregon and internationally.
From design and drilling to hydraulic fracturing and transportation by pipeline or truck of a well’s product, AJAX Integrated LLC can do it all. Well owners only need to call AJAX to have their needs met. “You could easily have 20 or 30 different companies through the life of the well come in to do what we could do in-house ourselves,” CEO and Founder Jay DeLine declares. “We work on every phase of the process. We even get in on the engineering and permitting of the well sites.”
Wheeling and Lake Erie (W&LE) Railway Co. may be relatively new to the energy industry, but it certainly knows how to get material from one destination to the next. With unconventional oil plays creating a boom market in regions once considered dormant, W&LE’s freight and logistics know-how and rail coverage area make it ideal for companies operating in the Marcellus/Utica shale.
“Because the commodity base has shifted to more shale-related products, we have adapted to that changing market,” Vice President of Marketing & Sales Drew Nelson says. “Our business development efforts have been focused on attracting energy-related companies, so we also have ramped up our train and engine personnel with the incoming business.”
The process of casing a well presents a number of manpower and technical challenges for oil and gas producers, especially since a majority of these wells are now being constructed with long horizontal sections. For more than a decade, Volant Products has been developing solutions to unique problems these wells present.
The Edmonton-based company, founded in 2001 as a manufacturing spinoff of consulting firm Noetic Engineering Inc., has evolved beyond its origins as a small machine shop to become a global provider of technology that enables well completions in even the most challenging environments and conditions. “Our primary objective is to help our customers do more with less,” President Bill Roggensack says. “We’re responding to several things we’ve seen in the industry over the last few years, including the extension of drill rig automation to install casing, and the routine use of directional drilling to achieve extended reach.”