Recent Projects • Duvernay Multi-Well Shale Gas Pads
Duvernay Multi-Well Shale Gas Pads
Development of the condensate-rich Duvernay shale gas field in Alberta, Canada
Engineering, Procurement, Project, and Construction Management of several multi-pads in the Alberta Duvernay Field (6-8 wells/pads). The project scope included installing inlet separation, condensate conditioner, compression, dehydration, incineration, and associated gathering and sales pipelines.
Project timelines are absolutely critical as the client required that the facility and pipeline be installed in conjunction with drilling and completion operations. Simultaneous operation (sim-op) requires flexibility in the facility's design and extensive coordination and communication with drilling and completion crews. Lease equipment and piping are designed as modules and shop fabricated to allow for timely installation of the equipment to reduce the shut-in period of the well. Protocol for the Facility commissioning is challenging due to the fracking technique utilized to complete the well. A Flow back period is required to recover the frack fluids during the initial start-up of the well. Temporary piping and sand separator must be designated as part of the facility to allow for the flow back of the well and options must be provided to switch the production from a temporary flow back period to permanent operation in a short timeline without the need to shut the well in.