HOUSTON, TEXAS

Production Facilities for Frac Development


About the Concept


Our structural insights make a lasting impact and necessary change to integrate multiphase pumping solutions. While many will not consider those who have tapped into vast cost savings turned their projects economics around.

Frac’ing has changed the face of the oil industry. In many areas, pad-based drilling is utilized to reduce costs for both drilling and frac’ing. Surprisingly, conventional production facilities are widely utilized for pad production rather than the many game-changing advances in surface production technology. 

We find it important to showcase the details of the “minimum-facility” multiphase pumping approach. Is your vision to removes almost all production equipment from the pad site and provides a number of key advantages in terms of cost savings and operational excellence? Did you know the minimum facilities approach adds enormous value for pad-based developments where surface facilities have not yet been installed and where wells on a pad share a common royalty interest. Awareness of this cost-savings approach is critical for production facilities being designed for DUC well pads and new development areas.  Ask us to teach your team about the future of production facilities.

This will provide a comprehensive overview of the minimum facilities approach as applied to onshore pad-based unconventional developments. This workshop details the industry’s deep operational experience with the three key technologies essential for this transformation of the surface production facility: 1) Multi-port selector valve / compact manifold; 2) Multiphase meter; and, 3) Multiphase pump. 

Key issues around automated well testing, artificial lift and flow assurance/slugging are also included in the discussion. The workshop provides valuable insight into the benefits derived from this approach in areas such as CAPEX/OPEX reduction, HSE risk reduction, improved reservoir management, increased EUR/rates, in-well artificial lift methods and deliquification. The goal is to raise awareness of the immediate availability of the minimum facilities approach to improve economics for DUC pads and new field developments. 


Session topics include:

Concepts - Contrast conventional pad facilities with the minimum facilities approach in several major onshore basins; highlight the cost and HSE differences resulting from various design approaches. 

Fundamentals of Multiphase Flow, Metering and Pumping - Overview of multiphase flow and flow assurance for inter-pad flowlines; contrast the conventional test separator with multiphase metering;  present industry experience with multi-port selector valves and discuss benefits derived from frequent well tests; overview of multiphase pumping technologies with insights into the operations of the twin-screw and PCP pumps which are most suitable for onshore applications. 

Integrating Pad Artificial Lift with Minimum Facilities Approach - Overview of artificial lift methods and discussion of how gas-lift, jet pumps and other methods can be integrated with a minimum facilities approach.  Presentation of new Liquid Assisted Gas-Lift method and breakthrough development concepts integrating downhole lift with multiphase pumping. 

Case Histories - Illustrate the use of multiphase pumps in onshore development, including as vapor recovery units, and to boost well production via wellhead compression.  Field results for multiphase metering as a replacement for a test separator.  



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