Celebrating a Remarkable Career

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Celebrating a remarkable career

Honoring Scott Wruck’s Impact and Celebrating His Retirement

Effective January 5th, 2024, we bid farewell to an industry veteran and an invaluable member of our community in NEPA, Scott Wruck. His impressive 45-year career in the oil and gas industry stared in WV working for NL McCullough (6 years). Next he made a move to Halliburton where he served for 16 years in Corpus Christi and 14 years in California as an in-house rep for Oxy and Chevron. As for the last 8 year of his career, Scott spent those with us at Renegade. Scott is ready to embark on a well-deserved retirement.

“The last 8 years I have been working with Renegade Services which has been a true blessing … each step of my career there has been so many people, both internally and with my client base, that has been key to long and successful career. I truly thank all of you.

Scott has been an integral part of our company and the NEPA community, leaving an indelible mark on both. His wealth of knowledge, expertise, and commitment to excellence have been instrumental in driving our success. Scott’s unparalleled work ethic, leadership, and genuine care for those around him have set a benchmark that inspires us all.

As we bid farewell to Scott, we celebrate his remarkable career and the impact he has made. We are excited to see him embrace this new chapter and enjoy the fruits of his labor. Retirement is a time to reflect, relax, and relish in the accomplishments achieved throughout one’s career. We have no doubt that Scott will thrive in this next phase of his life, bringing the same passion and enthusiasm that characterized his time at Renegade.

On behalf of the entire Renegade family, we thank you, Scott, for your unwavering commitment, your invaluable contributions, and the impact you have made on our company and community. Your presence will be missed, but your legacy will endure.

 

We invite everyone to join us in congratulating Scott Wruck on a remarkable career and sending our warmest wishes as he embarks on this new and exciting adventure.

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Diagnostic Tech: Case Study Flow Assurance

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Case Study:

Visual results of blocked stages allow removal of blockage and resumed flow from toe to heel.

Renegade Diagnostic Technologies conducted tracer analysis on horizontal wells with extended lateral sections for a Permian Basin operator. The resulting graph identified a blockage around Stages 9 and 10 resulting in no tracers or production returning from toe area of the well.

The operator utilized this critical analysis to clean out the well and remove the blockage. This data played a crucial role in determining a solution that ensured the full well bore returned to production. Additionally, the same tracer technology can be employed for operators using dissolvable plugs to ensure full well bore contribution without the need for mechanical cleaning of the well.

» Well with blockage

» Well after cleanout

Local Expander Case Study

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Case Study:

The Renegade Local Expander Tool Eliminates annular Gas Flow That has Hindered Operations For Over Four Years 

Expandable Technology Solves Problem in Hours 

Annular Gas leaks originating from sub surface cementing problems continue to be a monumental problem for operators worldwide. New technology has now been proven on hundreds of wells in multiple countries to successfully and permanently seal and correct the micro annular leaks and stop gas flows to surface. The below case history and accompanying video illustrate one challenge faced by an operator and the innovative technology that successfully solved the problem.  

A breech in the 9-5/8-in. casing caused an annular leak that allowed gas to flow into this well located in the Marcellus Shale in the U.S. The well included a 16,000 ft lateral section and the annulus to be isolated was 5-1/2-in. The 5-1/2-in. casing was cut close to surface leaving a stub that presented the opportunity to view the annular gas leak in a novel perspective. A small downhole camera captured the gas flow, indicated by persistent natural gas bubbles entering the well through leaks in the annular cemented casing. This problem had been challenging this operator for over four years!  

After quickly evaluating the problem and reviewing well details, Renegade presented the following solution utilizing the Local Expander™ Annular Squeeze Tool: 18 casing expansions in six sequences within the vertical shallow section of the 5.5-in. casing were made to completely isolate the 9-5/8-in. by 5-1/2-in. annulus.  

The results were immediate, with 80 to 90 percent of the gas flow cut after the first set of expansions were completed. After applying three additional expansion sequences, the gas leak was shut off 100 percent. The total job was completed in a six hour intervention.  

The Renegade Local Expander has been successfully used to seal annular gas flow on over 320 well interventions in the U.S., Canada and around the world. This technology stops the flow from behind the casing and the resulting harmful emissions from reaching the atmosphere. The result is a permanent well repair that does not affect casing integrity. Contact Renegade today at contact@renegadewls.com to find out more about this proven technology.  

Refugio, TX

Wireline Services

Refugio Texas Wireline Services

COMMITTED TO QUALITY – DEDICATED TO Service

THE ONE CALL

Top Wireline Services Provider

As an oilfield and wireline service provider to the oil and gas industry, Renegade Wireline Services has a proven track record of safe operations servicing both small and large companies. With service locations in most American hydrocarbon basins, we stand ready to provide quality radioactive tracing and isotope identification, equipment rentals, wireline and pipe recovery services, cased-hole logging, and perforating services.

REFUGIO, TX

MAILING & PHYSICAL:
1019 West Houston St.
Refugio, TX 78377

PHONE: (361) 526-7039

Admin:
Patricia Breeden | pbreeden@renegadewls.com

District Manager:
Benny Burns | bburns@renegadewls.com

 

REFUGIO, TX

REFUGIO, TX
1019 West Houston St.
Refugio, TX 78377
Phone: (361) 526-7039

PRODUCT & SERVICE HIGHLIGHTS

Local Expander ™ Annular Squeeze Tool

Local Expander ™ Annular Squeeze Tool

LOCAL EXPANDER™ ANNULAR SQUEEZE TOOL Proven annular zonal isolation using localized casing expansion – Gas migration is no longer a threat to well integrity or economics of developed assets. Natural departure from a perfect application of any...

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Pump Down Perforating

Pump Down Perforating

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Odessa, TX

Wireline Services

Odessa Texas Wireline Services

COMMITTED TO QUALITY – DEDICATED TO Service

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Americas Largest Wireline Services Provider

Renegade Wireline Services is an oilfield wireline service company servicing the oil and gas industry in the United States. With service locations in most major US hydrocarbon basins, we are ready to provide a wide variety of quality wireline services for your completions and pipe recovery needs. We a proven track record of safe operations servicing both small and large companies perforating, mechanical services, radioactive tracing and isotope identification, cased-hole logging, and pipe recovery services nationwide.

ODESSA, TX

MAILING & PHYSICAL:
2811 E Pearls St.
Odessa, Texas 79763

PHONE: (432) 223-0051

Admin:
Danielle Joplin | djoplin@renegadewls.com

Sales:
KJ Stanton | kjstanton@renegadewls.com

District Manager:
Bodie Hobbs| bhobbs@renegadewls.com

ODESSA, TX

ODESSA, TX
2811 E Pearls St.
Odessa, Texas 79763
Phone: (432) 223-0051

Complete Oilfield Service Provider in Odessa, TX

PRODUCT & SERVICE HIGHLIGHTS

Local Expander ™ Annular Squeeze Tool

Local Expander ™ Annular Squeeze Tool

LOCAL EXPANDER™ ANNULAR SQUEEZE TOOL Proven annular zonal isolation using localized casing expansion – Gas migration is no longer a threat to well integrity or economics of developed assets. Natural departure from a perfect application of any...

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Pump Down Perforating

Pump Down Perforating

» Our pump-down units are a reliable fleet of top of the line trucksRenegade Plug & Perf Services: A Better Experience While pump down plug and perf operation may be only a small part of completions, it is critical that it is executed with...

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Snyder, TX

Wireline Services

Snyder Texas Wireline Services

COMMITTED TO QUALITY – DEDICATED TO Service

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Premier Texas Wireline Services Provider

Renegade Wireline Services is the largest oilfield wireline service company in the United States and services the oil and gas industry. We have service locations in the majority of major US hydrocarbon basins. Our commitment to quality at the Snyder, Texas location is proven by our track record of safe operations in slickline and braided line, pipe recovery, cased-hole logging, injection profiles, flowing production logs, mechanical services, and perforating for both small and large companies.

SNYDER, TX

MAILING:
PO Box 707
Snyder, TX 79550

PHYSICAL:
2268 N State Hwy 208
Snyder TX 79549

PHONE: (325) 573-4441
FAX:
(325) 573-3371

Admin:
Kristin Gunset | kgunset@renegadewls.com

Sales:
Chuck Barbee | cbarbee@renegadewls.com

Tommy Davis | tdavis@renegadewls.com 

District Manager:
Gary Gunset | ggunset@renegadewls.com

SNYDER, TX

SNYDER, TX
MAILING ADDRESS
PO Box 707
Snyder, Texas 79550

PHYSICAL ADDRESS
2268 N State Hwy 208
Snyder Tx 79549
Phone: (325) 573-4441
Fax: (325) 573-3371

Complete Oilfield Service Provider in Snyder, TX

PRODUCT & SERVICE HIGHLIGHTS

Local Expander ™ Annular Squeeze Tool

Local Expander ™ Annular Squeeze Tool

LOCAL EXPANDER™ ANNULAR SQUEEZE TOOL Proven annular zonal isolation using localized casing expansion – Gas migration is no longer a threat to well integrity or economics of developed assets. Natural departure from a perfect application of any...

read more
Pump Down Perforating

Pump Down Perforating

» Our pump-down units are a reliable fleet of top of the line trucksRenegade Plug & Perf Services: A Better Experience While pump down plug and perf operation may be only a small part of completions, it is critical that it is executed with...

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NEPA

Wireline Services

Northeastern, PA Wireline Services

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Top Wireline Services Provider in America

The Northeastern, PA district was the first Renegade district opening in 2009. The innovations brought forth by this safety-minded district helped pave way for RigLock’s successful launch and prosperity of their industry reputation as a reliable company delivering what is needed to keep things running smoothly at all times while also being among those leading technological change with years’ worth experience using eline or slick line equipment respectively.  NEPA was an early adopter of slick line, eline and greaseless line boasting years of experience in the field. Utilizing Aradia we provide fast and automated stage work, while having an exceptional skillset in logging, slick line and pump down stage work.

 

 

NORTHEASTERN, PA

Renegade Wireline Services

MAILING & PHYSICAL:
54 Nadalini Dr
Mansfield, PA 16933

PHONE:(570) 545-5500

Admin:
Stephanie Servatius | sservatius@renegadewls.com

Sales:
Scott Wruck | swruck@renegadewls.com
Tyler Smith | tsmith@renegadewls.com

District Manager:
Josh Burt| jburt@renegadewls.com

 

NORTHEASTERN PA

NORTHEASTERN, PA
54 Nadalini Dr
Mansfield, PA 16933
(570) 545-5500

Complete Oilfield Service Provider in Northeastern, PA

PRODUCT & SERVICE HIGHLIGHTS

Diagnostic Tech: Case Study Flow Assurance

Case Study: Visual results of blocked stages allow removal of blockage and resumed flow from toe to heel.Renegade Diagnostic Technologies conducted tracer analysis on horizontal wells with extended lateral sections for a Permian Basin operator. The...

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Local Expander Case Study

Case Study: The Renegade Local Expander Tool Eliminates annular Gas Flow That has Hindered Operations For Over Four Years Expandable Technology Solves Problem in Hours  Annular Gas leaks originating from sub surface cementing problems continue to...

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Fishing

It’s an unfortunate fact of the industry that sometimes tools get lost down-hole. Some companies take an unconcerned approach to the issue, merely notifying you that something has gone missing. You’re left on your own to find a way to retrieve the items. We take a more proactive approach.

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SWPA

Wireline Services

Southwestern PA Wireline Services

COMMITTED TO QUALITY – DEDICATED TO Service

THE ONE CALL

Best American Wireline Services Provider

With locations across the US servicing all major hydrocarbon basins, there’ll be nobody better suited than us when you need something handled quickly without sacrificing quality workmanship. Operators in the Marcellus/Utica region trust Renegade Services for our true dedication to offering quality services and equipment and for our knowledgeable, helpful and well trained staff.

The Hunker, PA district is home to two Renegade co-founders and is a top pump down provider leading the industry in safety and efficiency performance. All management has been promoted from within. Our personnel are cross-trained in-house where our veterans and specialists can walk alongside each other and new engineers providing hands on training for every tool and service in our expansive line-up.

 

SOUTHWESTERN, PA

Renegade Services SWPA

MAILING & PHYSICAL:
191 Earnhardt Rd.
Hunker, PA 15639

PHONE:(724) 925-2900

Admin:
Cassandra Offield | coffield@renegadewls.com

Sales:
Scott Wruck | swruck@renegadewls.com

District Manager:
Albert Jasso | ajasso@renegadewls.com

SOUTHWESTERN PA

SOUTHWESTERN, PA
191 Earnhardt Rd.
Hunker, PA 15679
Phone: (724) 925-2900

Complete WIRELINE Service Provider CENTRALLY LOCATED IN SOUTHWest, pennsylvania

PRODUCT & SERVICE HIGHLIGHTS

Case Study: Perf Cluster

Case Study: Analyzing Radioactive Tracer Stimulation Data to Determine Frac STage PerformanceTo provide well performance data to a Permian Basin operator, Renegade conducted a radioactive tracer analysis on Stages 1 through 6 at depths ranging from...

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Celebrating a Remarkable Career

Celebrating a remarkable career Honoring Scott Wruck's Impact and Celebrating His RetirementEffective January 5th, 2024, we bid farewell to an industry veteran and an invaluable member of our community in NEPA, Scott Wruck. His impressive 45-year...

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Diagnostic Tech: Case Study Flow Assurance

Case Study: Visual results of blocked stages allow removal of blockage and resumed flow from toe to heel.Renegade Diagnostic Technologies conducted tracer analysis on horizontal wells with extended lateral sections for a Permian Basin operator. The...

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Woodward, OK

Wireline Services

Woodward Oklahoma Wireline Services

COMMITTED TO QUALITY – DEDICATED TO Service

THE ONE CALL

Quality American Wireline Services Provider

Renegade Wireline Services is a premier service provider to the oil and gas industry in most major American hydrocarbon basins. With a proven track record for quality and safe operations, we are ready to provide a variety of pipe recovery and wireline services to meet your needs. We offer a wide variety of services including perforating, cased-hole logging, mechanical services, radioactive tracing and isotope identification, safety training, and production well services nationwide.

WOODWARD, OK

Renegade Wireline Services Woodward Oklahoma

MAILING:
PO Box 769
Woodward, OK 73801

PHYSICAL:
22154 US Hwy 270
Woodward, OK 73801

PHONE:(580) 254-2828
FAX:
(580) 254-2728

Admin:
Dusty Brown | dbrown@renegadewls.com

Sales:
Josh Wages | jwages@renegadewls.com

District Manager:
Klay Brock | kbrock@renegadewls.com

WOODWARD, OK

WOODWARD, OK
22154 US Hwy 270
PO Box 769
Woodward, OK 73801
Phone: (580) 254-2828
Fax: (580) 254-2728

PRODUCT & SERVICE HIGHLIGHTS

Case Study: Perf Cluster

Case Study: Analyzing Radioactive Tracer Stimulation Data to Determine Frac STage PerformanceTo provide well performance data to a Permian Basin operator, Renegade conducted a radioactive tracer analysis on Stages 1 through 6 at depths ranging from...

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Celebrating a Remarkable Career

Celebrating a remarkable career Honoring Scott Wruck's Impact and Celebrating His RetirementEffective January 5th, 2024, we bid farewell to an industry veteran and an invaluable member of our community in NEPA, Scott Wruck. His impressive 45-year...

read more

Diagnostic Tech: Case Study Flow Assurance

Case Study: Visual results of blocked stages allow removal of blockage and resumed flow from toe to heel.Renegade Diagnostic Technologies conducted tracer analysis on horizontal wells with extended lateral sections for a Permian Basin operator. The...

read more

Laurel, MS

Wireline Services

Laurel, MS Wireline Services

COMMITTED TO QUALITY – DEDICATED TO Service

THE ONE CALL

trusted wireline, Pipe Recovery & Injection Profile SPECIALISTS in Laurel, MS – RA Tracer Surveys

Servicing the oil and gas industry in the United States, Renegade is a premier oilfield wireline services company. We stand ready to provide quality wireline services for pipe recovery and completion needs. The top pipe recovery professionals and industry veterans in the gulf coast region work side-by-side here at the Laurel district. Our proven track record of safe operations in servicing both large and small operators second to none for injection profiles; specializing in BHP surveys, pipe recovery, cased hole logging, perforating, mechanical services, radioactive tracing, slickline, and wireline services.

Laurel, MS

Renegade Services Laurel Mississippi

MAILING & PHYSICAL:
2718 Hwy 84 East
Laurel, MS 39443

PHONE: (601) 649-2890

Admin:
Robbie Blackledge | rblackledge@renegadewls.com

Sales:
Glenn Holloway | gholloway@renegadewls.com
Mike Donald | mdonald@renegadewls.com

District Manager:
Chris Blackledge| cblackledge@renegadewls.com

LAUREL, MS

LAUREL, MS
2718 Hwy 84 East
Laurel, MS 39441
Phone: (601) 381-0605

Complete Oilfield Service Provider in Laurel,MS

PRODUCT & SERVICE HIGHLIGHTS

Local Expander ™ Annular Squeeze Tool

Local Expander ™ Annular Squeeze Tool

LOCAL EXPANDER™ ANNULAR SQUEEZE TOOL Proven annular zonal isolation using localized casing expansion – Gas migration is no longer a threat to well integrity or economics of developed assets. Natural departure from a perfect application of any...

read more
Pump Down Perforating

Pump Down Perforating

» Our pump-down units are a reliable fleet of top of the line trucksRenegade Plug & Perf Services: A Better Experience While pump down plug and perf operation may be only a small part of completions, it is critical that it is executed with...

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Permian Basin Sales

Wireline Services

Permian Basin Wireline Services

COMMITTED TO QUALITY – DEDICATED TO Service

THE ONE CALL

Superior Wireline Services Provider

Renegade Services is an oilfield wireline service company servicing the oil and gas industry in the United States. With service locations in most major US hydrocarbon basins, we are ready to provide a wide variety of quality wireline services for your completions and pipe recovery needs. We a proven track record of safe operations servicing both small and large companies perforating, mechanical services, radioactive tracing and isotope identification, cased-hole logging, and pipe recovery services nationwide.

Our centrally located Permian Basin district exists to solve the headache of finding a service company that fits your needs. Established over a decade ago, we are a Sales District supporting all of our regional districts, with company-wide knowledge. All of our personnel are industry veterans with combined experience of 100+ years, we have access to every district, tool equipment and service.

 

PERMIAN BASIN

SALES

MAILING & PHYSICAL:
24 Smith Road
Midland, TX 79705
Suite 535

PHONE: (432) 254-2095

POC:
Jim Blair | jblair@renegadewls.com

Jeff Bartulla | jbartulla@renegadewls.com

PERMIAN BASIN (Sales Office)

PERMIAN BASIN
SALES OFFICE:
24 Smith Road
Suite 535
Midland, TX 79705
Phone: (432) 254-2095

Complete Oilfield Service Provider in Permian Basin

OVER 100 YEARS OF COMBINED EXPERIENCE IN

COMPLETIONS

Completion Diagnostic Evaluation Tagging

Radial Cutting Torch

BHP Surveys

Injection Profiles

Flowing Production Logs

Pump-in Tracers

eLine

SlickLine

BigLine

Braided Line

Greaseless Line

Mechanical Services

Safety Training

Iron Recertification

PRODUCT & SERVICE HIGHLIGHTS

Local Expander ™ Annular Squeeze Tool

Local Expander ™ Annular Squeeze Tool

LOCAL EXPANDER™ ANNULAR SQUEEZE TOOL Proven annular zonal isolation using localized casing expansion – Gas migration is no longer a threat to well integrity or economics of developed assets. Natural departure from a perfect application of any...

read more
Pump Down Perforating

Pump Down Perforating

» Our pump-down units are a reliable fleet of top of the line trucksRenegade Plug & Perf Services: A Better Experience While pump down plug and perf operation may be only a small part of completions, it is critical that it is executed with...

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Hobbs, NM

Wireline Services

Hobbs New Mexico Wireline Services

COMMITTED TO QUALITY – DEDICATED TO Service

THE ONE CALL

Americas Best Wireline Services Provider

With service locations in most major American hydrocarbon basins, Renegade is a premier wireline service provider for completion and pipe recovery needs. We have a proven track record of safe operations and quality in meeting the needs of companies both small and large. At our Hobbs location, with years of experience in the region and industry, we specialize in mechanical services and Pressure Control. All of our locations are ready to provide perforating, radioactive tracing and isotope identification, cased-hole logging, mechanical services, and pipe recovery services nationwide. 

HOBBS, NM

Renegade Services

MAILING & PHYSICAL:
3206 N Enterprise Dr.
Hobbs, NM 88240

PHONE: (575) 492-1011

Admin & Sales:
Elton Williams | elton.williams@renegadewls.com

District Manager:
David Olivas | david.olivas@renegadewls.com

HOBBS, NM

HOBBS, NM
3206 N. Enterprise Dr.
Hobbs, NM 88240
Phone: (575) 492-1011
Fax: (575) 492-1012

PRODUCT & SERVICE HIGHLIGHTS

Local Expander ™ Annular Squeeze Tool

Local Expander ™ Annular Squeeze Tool

LOCAL EXPANDER™ ANNULAR SQUEEZE TOOL Proven annular zonal isolation using localized casing expansion – Gas migration is no longer a threat to well integrity or economics of developed assets. Natural departure from a perfect application of any...

read more
Pump Down Perforating

Pump Down Perforating

» Our pump-down units are a reliable fleet of top of the line trucksRenegade Plug & Perf Services: A Better Experience While pump down plug and perf operation may be only a small part of completions, it is critical that it is executed with...

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Denver City, TX

Wireline Services

Denver City Texas Wireline Services

COMMITTED TO QUALITY – DEDICATED TO Service

THE ONE CALL

Top Rated Wireline Services Provider

Renegade is a top rated oilfield wireline service company with locations across the United States in most major hydrocarbon basins. We are ready to provide a variety of quality wireline services for your pipe recovery and completion needs to companies in the oil and gas industry. We have a proven record of safe operations in perforating, cased-hole logging, radioactive tracing and isotope identification, mechanical services, and pipe recovery services nationwide.

Denver City, TX

MAILING:
PO Box 840
Denver City, TX 79323

PHYSICAL:
1101 State HWY 83 West
Denver City, TX 79323

PHONE: (806) 592-3321
FAX:
(806) 592-3317

Admin:
Michele Refner | mrefner@renegadewls.com

Sales:
Matt Cavanna | mcavanna@renegadewls.com

District Manager:
Jr Fuentes| jfuentes@renegadewls.com

DENVER CITY, TX

DENVER CITY, TX

1101 State HWY 803 West
PO Box 840
Denver City, Texas 79323
Phone: (806) 592-3321
Fax: (806) 592-3317

PRODUCT & SERVICE HIGHLIGHTS

Local Expander ™ Annular Squeeze Tool

Local Expander ™ Annular Squeeze Tool

LOCAL EXPANDER™ ANNULAR SQUEEZE TOOL Proven annular zonal isolation using localized casing expansion – Gas migration is no longer a threat to well integrity or economics of developed assets. Natural departure from a perfect application of any...

read more
Pump Down Perforating

Pump Down Perforating

» Our pump-down units are a reliable fleet of top of the line trucksRenegade Plug & Perf Services: A Better Experience While pump down plug and perf operation may be only a small part of completions, it is critical that it is executed with...

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Renegade recognized in North America Outlook Magazine

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RENEGADE RECOGNIZED IN NORTH AMERICA OUTLOOK MAGAZINE

RENEGADE IS PROUD TO BE FEATURED IN THE NORTH AMERICA OUTLOOK PUBLICATION.

his recognition highlights the significant impact Renegade has on the industry in North America and its ongoing commitment to excellence.

This success can be attributed to the strong company culture within Renegade, which is deeply rooted in family values and hard work. Renegade takes immense pride in fostering an environment where employees can thrive and grow. This commitment to our workforce is evident through the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), allowing our employees to have a stake in the company’s success.

In addition to our dedication to our employees, Renegade also takes great pride in its involvement within the community. The contributions and active participation have earned Renegade the prestigious title of Business of the Year by the Levelland Chamber of Commerce, further showcasing a commitment to making a positive impact beyond the oil and gas industry. 

Renegade is recognized by Avetta for their 2023 Safety Star award

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Renegade is recognized by avetta for their 2023 Safety Star award in the US and Canada

We are thrilled and honored to announce that we have been chosen as one of the recipients for Avetta’s prestigious 2023 Supplier Award in not only the US but in our Canadian district as well.

This recognition is a testament to our commitment to creating a safe work environment, aligning perfectly with Avetta’s values and goals.

The Avetta Supplier Award is a tribute to our unwavering dedication to safety and our commitment to delivering exceptional service to our customers.

We believe that a strong partnership with Avetta has enabled us to improve our supply chain performance and lower risks associated with our operations.

We extend our gratitude to Avetta for recognizing our efforts and selecting us as a recipient for this award. This achievement would not have been possible without the hard work and commitment of our entire team. Their dedication to maintaining high safety standards and fostering a culture of excellence has been instrumental in our success.

“RWLS DBA Renegade Services has demonstrated a commitment to developing a safe culture and model for success we hope other Suppliers in our network will seek to emulate.

We are proud to partner with you in improving supply chain performance and lowering risk.” – Avetta Team

Renegade introduces new Full Electric Drive Wireline Truck for customers in the Northeast

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Renegade introduces new Full Electric Drive Wireline Truck for customers in the Northeast 

Today, companies are being challenged to evaluate their environmental footprint as part of long-term ESG strategy. One example recently occurred when Renegade Wireline Services and Benchmark Wireline Products teamed up to convert an existing Renegade Bulldog unit into an electric unit. For use in the northeast, where many customers are now requiring electric fleets on the job site, the unit will be housed in Pennsylvania during field introduction. While electric units at the rigsite are not a new idea, they have recently become more common due to several advantages.  

  • More efficient 
  • Lessens the environmental impact 
  • Less noise 
  • Meets regulatory requirements in some areas 

Local Expander Renegade

First Renegade full electric drive wireline unit.

Designed specifically for customers whose wells have a small footprint, Renegade’s Full Electric Drive Wireline unit can fit where other units cannot without taking up valuable rigsite space. Although there are competitor units available, they are larger in size, cost much more and are size-prohibitive for well sites with a small footprint. The Renegade unit was designed with the customer in mind to accommodate small locations.    

Randy Cassady, Renegade Owner and Vice President of Operations commented, “In the future there will be very few diesel units, whether new builds or retrofits. I think all wireline units will be required to be electric. Renegade has always been in the forefront of bringing technology that the customer has asked for and this is just one more example.” 

“We had worked with Benchmark in the past. They provided a measuring system we use in the field, but this was the first time we worked with them to retrofit a unit,“ Cassady added. “Our sales team is lining up customers to test the new unit. If the economics work out, more units will be converted.” 

Local Expander Renegade

Some of the features of this new unit include: 

  • Auto Surface Shutdown 
  • Auto Over-tension Shutdown 
  • Auto Target Depth Tie-In and Shutdown 
  • Automatic Torque Control Adjustment 
  • Automatic Cable Oiler (optional) 
  • Visual Alarm Settings 
  • Hoist Controller with Can Buss Interface 

Benefits to the service company include increased operational efficiency.  

  • No diesel fuel is required on location assuming there is AC power on location. 
  • There is reduced wear and tear on the equipment, especially on pump-down operations where the engine can be running for long periods of time. The unit motor is only used for transport from one location to another. 
  • Fewer moving parts except for the winch. No pumps, no PTO, etc. All replaced with electric power. 

Stephen Beck, CEO of BenchMark Wireline Products said,

“In the future, with the combination of electric units and ac power on location, the result will be a zero-carbon footprint.”

Local Expander Renegade

Renegade Services is the largest independent provider of cased-hole services in the North American oil and gas market. Renegade offers professional, experienced personnel with a focus on automated wellsite services, fit-for-purpose wireline safety equipment, environmental evaluation technology, well integrity evaluation, production services and plug and abandonment services. Founded in 2009, Renegade is headquartered in Levelland, Texas, and operates in all major U.S. oil and gas basins.

2022 Our Driving Concern Texas Award Recognition

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Renegade Services has been selected by the Texas Department of Transportation and the National Safety Council as the recipient of the ODC Award. 

The announcement, from DeAnn Crane, Program Manager for Mobility Safety Roadway Practice with the National Safety Council stated: 

“The National Safety Council, in partnership with the Texas Department of Transportation, has selected Renegade Wireline Services as a recipient of the 2022 Our Driving Concern Texas Employer Traffic “Award Recipient” Safety Award. Renegade Wireline Services is recognized for its outstanding commitment in keeping its employees safe on our roads, as a leader in the area of transportation safety and as a role model for other Texas employers.”  

You can read the entire announcement letter below.  

 

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More information about the award and the National Safety Council can be found here. 

Todd Caughey, Fleet Manager/DER at Renegade’s Hunker, Pennsylvania location, who was notified of the award win, commented,

“The safety team wants to thank all of you for your commitment and cooperation. It’s nice to see Renegade selected for an award like this, and it wouldn’t have been possible without all your dedication to promoting compliance and safety.” 

Renegade worked with their insurance company, Crum & Forster, to prepare and submit the application to the State of Texas for the award. The award will be presented at the TTI Traffic Safety Conference, July 27-29 in College Station, Texas.  

Renegade Services is the largest independent provider of cased-hole services in the North American oil and gas market. Renegade offers professional, experienced personnel with a focus on automated wellsite services, fit-for-purpose wireline safety equipment, environmental evaluation technology, well integrity evaluation, production services and plug and abandonment services. Founded in 2009, Renegade is headquartered in Levelland, Texas, and operates in all major U.S. oil and gas basins.  

Renegade Veteran Honored with a Final Flyover

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black hawk helicopter flyover highlights Renegade and National Gaurd Veteran’s Career

Thirty-nine-year-old Sam VanLoon leads an interesting life. A Senior Engineer working out of the Renegade Mansfield, Pennsylvania location, Sam is getting ready to retire after serving for 22 years of active duty in the army and the Pennsylvania National Guard.

Originally from New York state, Sam moved to Mansfield, Pennsylvania in 1997 when he was 14. He has been living in Mansfield except when deployed by the military. He enlisted in the army in August 2000, when he was 17 years old. His parents had to sign a waiver allowing him to join. 

 Sam was serving at Fort Knox, Kentucky when 9/11 happened and the world changed. What followed were four tours of duty overseas, two each to Iraq and Afghanistan, the latest of which was a year in Iraq, ending in 2021. Sam’s current rank in the guard is Chief Warrant Officer 3 and his current role is flying Black Hawk helicopters.  

He met his wife Kristin in 2008 in Afghanistan who was in the Air Force at the time. They are married and have four children, three boys and a girl. When Sam is not working with Renegade or serving in the National Guard, he keeps busy hunting, coaching and keeping track of four kids!  

 

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VanLoon began his second career with Renegade in August 2016 in Mansfield. He started out in slickline, expanded into production work and now specializes in vertical wells running cement bond logs, memory gauges, caliper logs and retrieving bridge plugs. He has also trained several personnel. He is currently a senior engineer.  

“I have been serving in the Pennsylvania National Guard for almost 22 years, the last eight of which I have been flying the Black Hawk helicopter for the U.S. Army,” Van Loon said. “I am getting ready to retire from the military and its customary in the aviation industry that when you retire you get a ‘final flight’ where you can fly to see family, friends, etc. I flew into a small airport near Mansfield and then did some flyovers of the Renegade office. This was back in December.” You can see a short video of the flyover here.    

“Sam has done an extraordinary job both serving his country and working for Renegade. He has always shown a 100% commitment in everything he does, whether at the job site, the office or coaching one of our local youth sports team. While we are proud of his duty to our country, we look forward to having Sam on our Renegade team all the time,” – North region manager lee cozby

To Sam and all the other Renegade veterans, Thank You for your service. 

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Long, cold winter emphasizes need for energy transition plan

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Long, cold winter emphasizes need for energy transition plan

Energy prices skyrocket going into winter as the U.S. energy industry is experiencing another market swing. While there is no clear-cut plan moving forward, there are things that can be done in the near-term. 

Once again, the demand for energy is exceeding supply resulting in increased energy prices in the U.S. Demand for energy is up due to several reasons including disruptions in the supply chain, an economy emerging from 18 months of Covid, weather extremes and plan old poor planning. But the main cause may be the decreased investing in oil and gas companies resulting in a supply shortage.  

Whenever there is an increase in energy demand, the question ultimately arises on renewables verses oil and gas. According to this recent article from Fareed Zakaria, in the Washington Post, there is no current overall plan for a transition to a renewables-based energy supply. The result is a confusing U.S. energy policy where we are now asking OPEC to increase production when we have some of the world’s largest reserves of oil and gas! 

While more domestic drilling will help with supply, we can also look at reducing emissions in the short-term. For example, convert the 5% of older fossil-fuel plants responsible for 73% of emissions. And decrease the 70% of methane leakage from O&G wells that can be stopped by using existing technology.  

Renegade is expertly positioned to help stop the methane leakage problem. These flow paths to the surface typically occur in older and abandoned wells and compromise wellbore integrity. This has long plagued oil and gas wells, especially in abandoned wells where methane leaks are common and present an environmental risk. This includes the thousands of ‘orphan’ wells seeping methane that will need to be treated in the future before they are plugged and abandoned. 

Local Expander™ technology from Renegade can safely and effectively seal the annulus without damaging the casing and stop methane from escaping to the surface. The key to this innovation is a set of expanding fingers that open outward once the tool is actuated downhole. This unique technology expands the casing into the cement, densifying the cement and blocking the path of any unwanted gas flow.   

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Renegade Wireline Services is the largest independent provider of cased-hole electric wireline services  and is recognized as the premier cased-hole completions service provider in the North American oil and gas industry. Renegade offers professional, experienced personnel with a cased-hole and radioactive tagging focus working in an efficient and safe manner to produce operational excellence and customer satisfaction. 

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Renegade Real-Time Job Monitoring

Renegade Real-time Job Monitoring (RJM)

Renegade is making it easier than ever to keep you connected to your Wellsites with our real-time job data monitoring.

The Renegade real-time job data platform keeps you connected to wellsite operations regardless of time or location. From approving shot-sheets to checking maintenance records to implementing last minute changes, you now have the confidence to make both routine and critical decisions 24/7 whether you are at the wellsite, the office or home. 

Renegade can now perform real-time online analysis of job data, pre-job planning and post-job reporting, equipment utilization, maintenance history, revenue tracking and much more. By utilizing powerful asset tracking and scheduling tools, we can deploy crews, equipment and tools where they are need, when they are needed.

Our new platform contains modules including Asset and Cable Management, Sales & Ticketing, Operations and Modeling to help make sure our jobs run efficiently saving you time and expense.

REMOTE DATA STREAMING

Your data is easily available at all times.

  • If the internet connection is lost, the system automatically resumes where it left off when the connection is restored. 
  • Real-time monitoring system sends packets of wellsite data to the server via the internet every 10 seconds, where it is analyzed and displayed in the web browser.

» Livestream of pump-down operation with depth indicated in blue, wellhead pressure in green and pump-down pressure in red.

» Wellbore modeling screen showing well inclination at left and wellbore trajectory in North-South and East-West projections on the right.

PUMPDOWN MODELING

DESIGN JOBS TO MINIMIZE RISK AND IMPROVE EFFICIENCY AND PERFORMANCE.

Pre-job planning of details such as tool sizes, pump-down rates and BHA design will help optimize job design and performance. The pre-job plan can be compared to the actual job to improve and optimize future jobs.   

  • Perform a complete analysis of minimum pumpdown rates based on the toolstring design.
  • Check surface conditions on your phone before and during the job.
  • Web-based modeling reports can be distributed internally and with the customer.
  • Monitor and update modeling parameters remotely from your office or home. All modeling calculations from the wellsite are available remotely, provided the wellsite has an internet connection.
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» Modeling of a pumpdown operation with casing profile and inclination at left, wellbore trajectory at right and tool diagram at the bottom.

OPERATIONS REPORT

ALL JOB ACTIVITY IS RECORDED AT THE WELLSITE AS IT HAPPENS. 

The wellsite engineer can now log the job every step of the way from leaving the shop to rig up to running the actual job to rig down. On longer jobs the engineer can track when the crew arrives and departs each day for accurate time reporting. The engineer can choose from a selection of events that change according to the current operation.

  • Real-time logging of job details support KPIs for time on location, standby time, and travel time.
  • Track rigging and all associated certifications and expiration dates
  • Schedule and track jobs online to better utilize crews and equipment. Immediately see which crew is on which job, what equipment is on what location and what equipment is due for maintenance.
  • Analyze results with metrics such as KPIs, NPT, well models, man-hours and revenue.
  • Report jobsite incidents for non-safety related incidents such as tool failures, wrong tool or supply delivery, process not followed, etc. A detailed report is generated, including corrective action that is shared throughout the organization.

» Live data monitoring of shot sheet.

» Live data monitoring showing the setup for perforating a specific stage.

» Live data monitoring of shot sheet and live data monitoring showing the setup for perforating a specific stage.

» Example of post job report showing job information and time. Mouse over image to magnify details.

Post Job Reporting

Post-job analysis allows both Renegade and the customer to see a breakdown of time for different well site activities. This presents invaluable information to see which activities take up the most time, compare actual to planned job time and help schedule for future jobs. These include:

  • Operating time
  • Downhole time
  • Standby time
  • NPT
  • Well swap time
  • Waiting time
  • Customizable Reports

All the runs are calculated and presented in the pad report with the depths of plugs and perforations. Shot sheets are tallied and easily accessible for Renegade and customers.

HOW WE USE IT

Minimize risk and improve efficiency and performance in longer horizontals. 

  • Equipment Maintenance: Track and utilize equipment maintenance, including trucks, cranes and tools for robust maintenance records. This can be done remotely at the wellsite or the yard. 
  • Dispatch & Job Scheduling:  Utilizing powerful asset tracking and scheduling tools, units can be deployed where and when they are needed. When monitoring a job, we can view position, status and modeling. 
  • Asset Management: Track the utilization and maintenance of equipment, including trucks, cranes, BOPs, iron, tools and instrumentation. Add photos, reports and specifications to augment records and demonstrate compliance with operator protocols. 
  • Cable Management: Accurate cable records are critical to the safety and success of the operation. Maintaining these records can consume time and effort. This new system helps us:
    • Manage current cable inventory at a base, on location, or at the storage facility. 
    • Keep track of cuts, current length, and total runs. 
    • Assign a cable to a truck, and associate all jobs for that truck to the specific cable. 
    • Streamline Reporting: Once the job is complete, a final report can be printed for the customer. Operations Reports can be viewed on the mobile app which does not require an internet connection or on the bowser which requires an internet connection.

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    Renegade Services is making it easier than ever to keep you connected to the pad with our real-time job data monitoring.

    Cotulla, TX

    Wireline Services

    Cotulla Texas Wireline Services

    COMMITTED TO QUALITY – DEDICATED TO Service

    THE ONE CALL

    Cotulla, Texas is the Home District to Our Top Slickline Experts 

    Renegade Wireline Services is a premier wireline servicing company in the oil and gas industry with locations in the majority of United States hydrocarbon basins. We are available to deliver an array of quality wireline services for completion, pipe recovery, and production needs. Renegade Wireline Services has demonstrated a reputation of safe operations in servicing the needs of large to small companies in mechanical services, safety training, perforating, radioactive tracing, cased-hole logging, piper recovery, and isotope identification services nationwide.

    COTULLA, TX

    BILLING ADDRESS:
    1019 West Houston St.
    Refugio, TX 78377

    Phone: (361) 526-7039

    Admin:
    Patricia Breeden | pbreeden@renegadewls.com

    District Manager:
    Benny Burns | bburns@renegadewls.com

    COTULLA, TX

    COTULLA, TX
    Energy Drive # 166
    Cotulla, Tx 78014
    Phone: (830) 283-4877

    Complete Oilfield Service Provider in Cotulla, TX

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    Local Expander ™ Annular Squeeze Tool

    Local Expander ™ Annular Squeeze Tool

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    Kenedy, TX

    Wireline Services

    Kenedy Texas Wireline Services

    COMMITTED TO QUALITY – DEDICATED TO Service

    THE ONE CALL

    (361) 543-6629

    Choice Slickline services in kenedy, texas

    Renegade Wireline Services is the largest oilfield wireline service company in the United States and services the oil and gas industry. We have service locations in the majority of major US hydrocarbon basins. The Kenedy, Texas location houses some of our company’s top Slickline experts. Like each of our nationwide loactions, our Kenedy, TX personnel are cross-trained and are ready to serve our customers with the highest quality of service commitment to quality at the proven by our track record of safe operations in slickline and braided line, pipe recovery, cased-hole logging, injection profiles, flowing production logs, mechanical services, and perforating for both small and large companies.

    KENEDY, TX

    BILLING ADDRESS:
    1019 West Houston St.
    Refugio, TX 78377

    Phone: (361) 526-7039

    Admin:
    Patricia Breeden | pbreeden@renegadewls.com

    District Manager:
    Benny Burns | bburns@renegadewls.com

     

    KENEDY, TX

    KENEDY, TX
    322 W Main St.
    Kenedy, TX 78119
    Phone: (830) 283-4811

    Complete Oilfield Service Provider in Kenedy, TX

    PRODUCT & SERVICE HIGHLIGHTS

    Local Expander ™ Annular Squeeze Tool

    Local Expander ™ Annular Squeeze Tool

    LOCAL EXPANDER™ ANNULAR SQUEEZE TOOL Proven annular zonal isolation using localized casing expansion – Gas migration is no longer a threat to well integrity or economics of developed assets. Natural departure from a perfect application of any...

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    Pump Down Perforating

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    Bryan, TX

    Wireline Services

    Bryan Texas Wireline Services

    COMMITTED TO QUALITY – DEDICATED TO Service

    THE ONE CALL

    Largest Wireline Services Provider in USA

    Renegade Wireline Services provides oilfield wireline services to the oil and gas industry in most major hydrocarbon basins in the United States. Our service locations stand ready to provide a large variety of high-quality wireline services to meet your pipe recovery and completion needs. We have a long history of safe operations while working with both small and large companies in radioactive tracing and isotope identification, mechanical services, perforating, cased-hole logging, and pipe recovery services across the nation.

    BRYAN, TX

    BILLING ADDRESS:
    1521 Crosswind Drive
    Bryan, TX 77808

    Phone: (361) 526-7039

    Admin:
    Patricia Breeden | pbreeden@renegadewls.com

    District Manager:
    Benny Burns | bburns@renegadewls.com

    BRYAN, TX

    BRYAN, TX
    1609 Gooseneck Dr.
    Bryan, TX 77808
    Phone: (979) 310-0772

    Complete Oilfield Service Provider in Bryan, TX

    PRODUCT & SERVICE HIGHLIGHTS

    Local Expander ™ Annular Squeeze Tool

    Local Expander ™ Annular Squeeze Tool

    LOCAL EXPANDER™ ANNULAR SQUEEZE TOOL Proven annular zonal isolation using localized casing expansion – Gas migration is no longer a threat to well integrity or economics of developed assets. Natural departure from a perfect application of any...

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    Pump Down Perforating

    Pump Down Perforating

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    Broussard, LA

    Wireline Services

    Broussard Louisiana Wireline Services

    COMMITTED TO QUALITY – DEDICATED TO Service

    THE ONE CALL

    Best Wireline Services Provider

    As a premier wireline services provider to the oil and gas industry, Renegade Wireline Services has a proven track record for high-quality and safe operations. Our service centers are located in most major United States hydrocarbon basins and provide a variety of wireline and pipe recovery services for both small and large businesses. We offer a variety of specialty services including radioactive tracing and isotope identification, perforating, equipment rentals, mechanical service, training, and wireline services nationwide.

    BROUSSARD, LA

    MAILING & PHYSICAL:
    4008 Third Street
    New Iberia, LA 70560

    PHONE: (337) 321-4145

    Admin:
    Teres Fry | tfry@renegadewls.com

    Sales:
    Brenson Fry | bfry@renegadewls.com

    District Manager:
    Reese Hebert | rhebert@renegadewls.com

    BROUSSARD, LA

    Oilfield Service Provider in Broussard, LA

    PRODUCT & SERVICE HIGHLIGHTS

    Local Expander ™ Annular Squeeze Tool

    Local Expander ™ Annular Squeeze Tool

    LOCAL EXPANDER™ ANNULAR SQUEEZE TOOL Proven annular zonal isolation using localized casing expansion – Gas migration is no longer a threat to well integrity or economics of developed assets. Natural departure from a perfect application of any...

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    Pump Down Perforating

    Pump Down Perforating

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    Casper, WY

    Wireline Services

    Casper Wyoming Wireline Services

    COMMITTED TO QUALITY – DEDICATED TO Service

    THE ONE CALL

    Largest Wireline Services Provider in America

    Renegade Services is an oilfield wireline service company servicing the oil and gas industry in the United States. With service locations in most major US hydrocarbon basins, we are ready to provide a wide variety of quality wireline services for your completions and pipe recovery needs.

    Our team is made up of industry veterans who have over 75+ years combined experience with a proven track record for service, and specialists in Pipe Recovery and Plug & Perf. We pride ourselves on the safety of our operations and are committed to servicing both small businesses as well as large companies. Being centrally located for Powder River, DJ and Williston Basins, Casper has an expansive tool selection tailored to the region specific tasks.

    CASPER, WY

    MAILING & PHYSICAL:
    6756 W Uranium Rd.
    Casper, WY 82604

    PHONE: (307) 233-6901

    Admin:
    Stephanie Servatius | sservatius@renegadewls.com

    Sales and Operations:
    Scott Van Vuuren | scottv@renegadewls.com

    CASPER, WY

    CASPER, WY
    6756 W Uranium Rd.
    Casper, WY 82604
    Phone: (307) 233-6901

    Complete Oilfield Service Provider in Casper, WY

    PRODUCT & SERVICE HIGHLIGHTS

    Local Expander ™ Annular Squeeze Tool

    Local Expander ™ Annular Squeeze Tool

    LOCAL EXPANDER™ ANNULAR SQUEEZE TOOL Proven annular zonal isolation using localized casing expansion – Gas migration is no longer a threat to well integrity or economics of developed assets. Natural departure from a perfect application of any...

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    Bossier City, LA

    Wireline Services

    Bossier City Louisiana Wireline Services

    COMMITTED TO QUALITY – DEDICATED TO Service

    THE ONE CALL

    Top Wireline Services Provider

    Servicing the oil and gas industry across the United States in most major hydrocarbon basins, Renegade is ready to provide a variety of high-quality wireline services for pipe recovery and completion needs. Renegade has a long record of safe operations servicing large to small companies with their perforating, radioactive tracing and isotope identification, perforation, cased-hole logging, and pipe recovery services. Our shop proudly has over 50 years of experience in TCP and straight-hole, with cross trained wireline professionals who can run all tools. We are centrally located in the ArkLaTex region to serve you!

     

    BOSSIER CITY, LA

    Renegade Wireline Services

     MAILING & PHYSICAL:
    3845 Industrial Circle
    Bossier City, LA 71112

    PHONE: (318) 747-1620
    FAX: (318) 747-1621

    Admin:
    Robbie Blackledge | rblackledge@renegadewls.com

    Sales:
    Mike Haight | mhaight@renegadewls.com

    District Manager:
    James Smith | jsmith@renegadewls.com

    BOSSIER CITY, LA

    BOSSIER CITY, LA
    3845 Industrial Circle
    Phone: (318) 747-1620
    Fax: (318) 747-1621

    Complete Oilfield Service Provider in Bossier City, LA

    PRODUCT & SERVICE HIGHLIGHTS

    Local Expander ™ Annular Squeeze Tool

    Local Expander ™ Annular Squeeze Tool

    LOCAL EXPANDER™ ANNULAR SQUEEZE TOOL Proven annular zonal isolation using localized casing expansion – Gas migration is no longer a threat to well integrity or economics of developed assets. Natural departure from a perfect application of any...

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    Pump Down Perforating

    Pump Down Perforating

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    Andrews, TX

    Wireline Services

    Andrews Texas Wireline Services

    COMMITTED TO QUALITY – DEDICATED TO Service

    THE ONE CALL

    Industry Leading Wireline Services Provider

    Centrally located in the Permian with a lab on site, we are able to provide Chemical and RA Tracing quickly. Our professional personnel has over hundreds years combined experience and have been cross trained for a range of tools and services. Renegade has a well proven track record for safe and reliable operations in servicing small to large customers with their perforating, pump down perforating stage work, pipe recovery, TCP, Kinley Cutter Licensed and all your mechanical services needs. Renegade is an industry leading oilfield wireline service company providing services to the oil and gas industry throughout the United States. By having service locations in nearly all major American hydrocarbon basis we are ready to provide a wide array of high-quality wireline services to meet your completion and pipe recovery needs. 

    ANDREWS, TX

    Renegade Services Andrews Texas

    MAILING & PHYSICAL:
    1235 SE 1000
    Andrews, TX 79714

    PHONE: (432) 524-7239
    FAX: (432) 524-7238

    Admin:
    Danielle Joplin | djoplin@renegadewls.com

    Sales:
    Chris Manning | cmanning@renegadewls.com
    KJ Stanton | kstanton@renegadewls.com
    Kenny Thomas | kthomas@renegadewls.com

    District Manager:
    Boadie Hobbs | bhobbs@renegadewls.com

    ANDREWS, TX

    ANDREWS, TX
    1235 SE 1000
    Andrews, Texas 79714
    (432) 524-7239
    FAX (432) 524-7238

    Complete Oilfield Service Provider in Andrews, TX

    PRODUCT & SERVICE HIGHLIGHTS

    Local Expander ™ Annular Squeeze Tool

    Local Expander ™ Annular Squeeze Tool

    LOCAL EXPANDER™ ANNULAR SQUEEZE TOOL Proven annular zonal isolation using localized casing expansion – Gas migration is no longer a threat to well integrity or economics of developed assets. Natural departure from a perfect application of any...

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    Pump Down Perforating

    Pump Down Perforating

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    Levelland, TX Services

    Wireline Services

    Levelland Texas Wireline Services

    Committed to Quality – Dedicated to Service

    THE ONE CALL

    Exceptional Wireline Services Provider

    Providing oilfield services across the USA in the oil and gas industry, Renegade Services is always ready to furnish a variety of quality wireline services in most major American hydrocarbon basins. We have a proven track record of safe operations in providing completion and pipe recovery service needs. 

    The Levelland district is home to our HQ and was Renegade’s first location in Texas. With a central location, we can provide you with quick response time as well as lower travel expenses. Our locations offer a wide array of services including Pipe Recovery, Cased Hole Logging, Slickline, Injection Profiles and Cased Hole Perforating for companies large and small. The majority of our tools and technology are housed in Levelland and all of our engineers are cross trained to operate all available tools and services. We are proud to have over a dozen Pipe Recovery Specialists ready to take on your job. 

    Levelland, TX

    Renegade Wireline Services

    MAILING & PHYSICAL:
    1937 West Ave.
    Levelland, TX 79336

    PHONE: (806) 897-0735
    FAX:
    (806) 568-0047

    Admin:
    Angie Sehon | asehon@renegadewls.com

    Sales:
    Steve Villanueva | stevev@renegadewls.com

    District Manager:
    Gabe Coronado | gcoronado@renegadewls.com

    LEVELLAND, TX

    LEVELLAND, TX
    CORPORATE OFFICE
    PO Box 852
    Levelland, TX 79336
    Phone: (806) 897-0735
    Fax: (806) 897-0736
    SERVICE OFFICE
    1937 West Ave
    Levelland, TX 79336
    Phone: (806) 897-0735

    Complete Oilfield Service Provider in Levelland, TX

    KINLEY CUTTER LICENSED

    Expro trusts Renegade Services with Kinley Cutter license. Cutting job will be offset by the value of the saved line

    PRODUCT & SERVICE HIGHLIGHTS

    Local Expander ™ Annular Squeeze Tool

    Local Expander ™ Annular Squeeze Tool

    LOCAL EXPANDER™ ANNULAR SQUEEZE TOOL Proven annular zonal isolation using localized casing expansion – Gas migration is no longer a threat to well integrity or economics of developed assets. Natural departure from a perfect application of any...

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    Pump Down Perforating

    Pump Down Perforating

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    Levelland, TX Corporate

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    Levelland, Tx

    Corporate office

    MAILING:
    PO Box 852
    Levelland, TX 79336

    PHYSICAL:
    1302 Houston St
    Levelland, TX 79336

    PHONE: (806) 568-0042
    FAX:
    (806) 568-0047

    Admin:
    Michele Reffner | mreffner@renegadewls.com

    Asst. Admin:
    Jerri Perry | jperry@renegadewls.com

    Sales:
    Steve Villanueva | stevev@renegadewls.com

    Operations:
    Matt Gray | mgray@renegadewls.com

    LEVELLAND, TX

    LEVELLAND, TX
    CORPORATE OFFICE
    PO Box 852
    Levelland, TX 79336
    Phone: (806) 897-0735
    Fax: (806) 897-0736
    SERVICE OFFICE
    1937 West Ave
    Levelland, TX 79336
    Phone: (806) 897-0735

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    Local Expander ™ Annular Squeeze Tool

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    LOCAL EXPANDER™ ANNULAR SQUEEZE TOOL

    Proven annular zonal isolation using localized casing expansion – Gas migration is no longer a threat to well integrity or economics of developed assets.

    Natural departure from a perfect application of any service is inevitable in the oil & gas business. Whether problems exist from the last well on the pad resulting in poor hole cleaning from reused mud, variability in perfectly centralized casing throughout the well, displacement rates that are slightly off, or thermal expansion cycles between cement-casing bond, there is a myriad of factors that can contribute to the start of micro-annuli permanently forming and getting worse during the well lifecycle.

    When traditional cement remediation methods have maximized their effectiveness with operational tradeoffs and economic compromises, where do you turn? Until now, there has been no alternative to permanent-fixture casing expansion.

    Local expansion is a simple way to stop the unwanted gas flow while correcting unintended annular sections. This one-run tool deployed by a electric-line operator leverages a telescoping cone that expands a radial set of hardened knuckle-bent fingers.

    These fingers have a variable displacement distance allowing the flexibility of correcting a gradient of annuli along the wellbore. From small gaps, to areas where both casing and cement require plastic deformation to create a seal and prevent gas flow. Moreover, the exact same process can be quickly repeated at any target interval for engineered redundancy to fully eradicate all micro-annuli and backside gas flow problems with confidence.

    HOW IT WORKS

    The Local Expander™ applies an actual squeeze to the existing cement by expanding the casing internally.

    • Fingers at the top end of the tool are pressed outward by an actuated cone.
    • The fingers expand the casing locally.
    • Due to the pressure of the ring on the cement, a ring shape is pressed into the casing. The pressure ring extends to the micro annulus
    • RESULT: The cement is locally densified, and any gaps or small channels are sealed. 

    DENTED 7″ CSG X 9-5/8” CSG.

    CUT-OUT SAMPLE OF REPAIRED ANNULUS

    CT SCAN SHOWING THE DENSIFIED CEMENT

    CONVEYED VIA ELECTRIC WIRELINE

    The tool creates a series of crimps in the casing that eliminate the micro-annulus. By using an electric line and having a one-run tool, the Local Expander has achieved the same results as a conventional squeeze but at a fraction of the cost and effort.

     

    SAFETY

    Safety concern for workover operations is also significantly minimized with the implementation of the Local Expander. Crimping casing close to the surface allows crews to work under much safer conditions knowing without having to handle unwanted gas simultaneously.

    PLUG AND ABANDON

    Wells scheduled to be permanently taken out of service often lack the economic persuasion required to match the level of urgency as the start of the life cycle. For this reason, the annual inventory of wells to plug at the minimal possible expense dictate abandonment practices. Until now, there has not been a service on the market available to ensure pressure buildup won’t become a public problem. The Local Expander is the trusted choice for scheduled P&A because it can affordably conquer a burdensome issue that is commonly overlooked and ignored. With the Local Expander, P&A liability is significantly minimized with certainty in gas migration prevention practices.

    REAL RESULTS

    CASE HISTORIES

    Case Study: Backside pressure in Pennsylvania well reduced to zero utilizing Local Expander™ Annular Squeeze Tool

    Renegade Local Expander Operator E Well 1 - 5

    Case Study: Pennsylvania DEP grants permission for operator to P&A well after expansion service

    Local Expander Data resolves Backside pressure in PA

    SHELL CANADA IN GROUNDBIRCH STOPS GAS ON A DIME IN MONTNEY BASIN

    The Local Expander has exceeded expectations in recent field tests with the Shell Canada Production Team, stating after the first two wells with the Local Expander, they reduced SCVF from 500 litres/day to 0.00 litres/day. They are expecting to fully eradicate gas on future wells and have built the Local Expander into their programs as a service they can’t operate without.

    REGULATORY

    The Local Expander is the preferred solution for regulatory departments because it repairs micro annulus without the use of chemicals and perforation. Pennsylvania DEP and Colorado’s Oil & Gas Commission, to name a few, advocate the importance of eliminating this type of issue by finding a means to mitigate stray gas migration from the beginning.

    Environmental

    Because there are no permanently deployable tools, products, or chemicals left behind, the Local Expander leads the industry in an alternative service that leaves no trace beyond the intended service. Furthermore, keeping unwanted gases and liquids in the ground instead of permeating to surface on the backside of casing has always been the preferred choice.

    Local Expander – Annular Squeeze Tool™

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    How to Use Root Cause Analysis for Investigating Incidents

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    How to Use Root Cause Analysis for Investigating Incidents

    When it comes to workplace accidents or injuries, it is important to gather information about how the incident took place.

    The information that is gathered is used for both resolving the incident itself and making changes to prevent future safety concerns. One effective way of gathering and using information is to perform a Root Cause Analysis (RCA).

    What is a Root Cause Analysis?

    Root Cause Analysis is a proven method for examining the circumstances that happened prior to an issue is an effective way to gather information in an incident investigation. Using Root Cause Analysis, you will have a systematic process that identifies where the root of the issue began, and help you develop effective processes to prevent future issues. Using a RCA you will examine what happened, how it happened, and why it happened using the proven RCA method. One of the main principles of using RCA is focusing on corrective measures of the root cause rather than repeatedly treating the symptoms of a recurring problem.

     

    How To Initiate an RCA for Incident Investigation

    One of the first things to do is define the problem itself. Once you understand that you can begin to collect information on any issues or events that contributed to the incident including causal factors and root causes.

     

    Best Practices for Gathering Data and Defining Root Causes

    As you review the incident you will collect various types of information and you will want to organize it in a way that is useful and effective. You can define a problem by creating a cause and effect tree or a cause map. Each utilizes the information you have gathered to drill down until you define the root causes of a problem. It is a visual working document that lets you know where you need more information and where there are many layers that contributed to the incident that you are investigating.

     

    Looking Forward and Avoiding Future Incidents

    One of the key aspects of Root Cause Analysis is going beyond simply identifying a problem and looking forward by using the analysis to prevent future incidents. You want to create solutions that are effective and change how people approach their work making things safer for the future. Overall, performing a Root Cause Analysis for incidents will allow you to assess the problem, figure out where it is rooted, and implement effective strategies to prevent future issues. If your workers need Root Cause Analysis training, you can trust the professionals at RWLS Safety to help you gain the necessary knowledge.

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    Types of Personal Protective Equipment

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    Types of Personal Protective Equipment

    Personal protective equipment (PPE) is the easiest way to keep yourself and your workers as safe as possible in dangerous working environments. It is important to know not only when to use it, but also the types of protection available.

    When to Use PPE

    PPE is necessary for any working environment that has a possibility of specific injuries. This includes any environment with the risk of:

    Impact: Places where objects may drop or where there is a risk of personnel falling require gear to keep workers safe. Also, there is a risk of impact when there is machine motion or other movements that may come in contact with personnel.

    Penetration: This takes place when objects that can cut, puncture, or poke are present.

    Chemical: Chemical risks include a wide variety of chemical elements and personnel must be protected from these chemicals as well.

    Heat or Cold: Both extreme hots and colds may result in a burn. These temperatures may also end in fire or eye injuries.

    Harmful Dust: Breathing in harmful dust could cause issues for workers. Also, this dust entering eyes or sticking to skin and clothing raise the possibility of injury.

    Radiation: Radiation may be present in your working environment. If so, your workers and personnel must be correctly protected.

    Light Radiation: Light radiation includes dangers from welding, furnaces, lights with high intensity, brazing, treating heat, or cutting with laser-like technology.

    Biologic: Biologic hazards involve infected materials such as blood.

    Shock from Electricity: Working with electrical materials pose the risk of electrical shock.

    Types of Personal Protective Equipment

    Protective gear comes in all shapes and sizes, each with different and specific purposes.

    Eye and face protection: This type of personal protective equipment includes gear such as goggles, welding shields, and other face coverings such as masks.

    Foot and leg protection: Leggings are a common way to protect workers’ legs. They are often made of thicker materials to provide optimal protection. Toe guards, metatarsal guards, and safety shoes keep feet from harm in most situations.

    Hand and arm protection: Thick, canvas-like or leather gloves aid in saving the fingers and hands of your personnel. Depending on the work being performed, chemical-resistant gloves, insulated rubber gloves, or liquid-resistant gloves may be necessary. Metal meshes and fabric coated protection keep arms and hands safe as well.

    Head protection: Keeping workers’ heads protected is incredibly important. The best hard hats or helmets provide resistance to impacts, penetration, and voltage. This level of protection may not be required for the work performed, but there are a variety of hard hat protection levels that may better fit your line of work.

    Hearing protection: Environments ripe with loud sounds require gear to protect personnel from hearing damage.

    For training on the differing types of personal protective equipment, contact RWLS Safety at 570.404.8420.

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    Safety Harnesses 101

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    Safety Harnesses 101

     

    A safety harness is a form of personal protective equipment (PPE). It’s made of various straps and belts that secure personnel to help keep them from falling or getting injured.

    What makes up the safety harness and why? The various belts and buckles that make up the harness sit in very specific areas of the body so that:

    The harness is comfortable for the worker to wear

    It absorbs the majority of a fall’s force

    The straps are situated over the shoulders, pelvis, chest, and around the upper thigh of an individual. However, despite all the straps, belts, and buckles, the harness is fashioned to stay flexible so personnel can still do their job.

    Why Are Safety Harnesses Important? The main purpose of a safety harness is to keep individuals from injury due to falling. The harness does not prevent a fall, but helps reduce the impact of a fall.

    Even though a harness is incredibly important to employees working at heights, there are still risks caused by the harness after a fall. If not given aid within 10-15 minutes of a fall, an individual may suffer from suspension trauma. This takes place when the weight of a worker weighs down in the harness and begins to cut off circulation.

    Inspecting Harnesses – All personal protective equipment (including harnesses) should be inspected at least one or two times per year. Be sure to check:

    The webbing: Any strains, frays, or loosened stitching in the webbing is an indication that the harness should be replaced.

    Straps or belts: Similarly to the webbing, any fraying or strained straps should be inspected.

    Buckles: Any bent, broken, or chipped buckles should be replaced.

    D-Rings and plastic loops: Make sure there is no rusting, cracking, or distortion on any of the rings or loops.

    Labels: Finally, ensure labels are showing with serial numbers and important dates (such as inspection dates) so you can keep on track with your harness inspections.

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    Safety Equipment in Your Work Environment

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    Safety Equipment in Your Work Environment

    Using safety equipment is important in adhering to guidelines, ensuring the safety of personnel, and promoting a work environment that safely performs everyday work. While many might see the use of safety equipment as unimportant, it prevents serious injury and allows work to move forward smoothly in the long run.

    Over the years, the guidelines for safety has fallen to OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. They have tested and researched what best practices and equipment are essential for various roles in the workforce.

    The Types of Safety Equipment – There are nine main types of safety equipment that can be used to address a wide variety of jobs and common injuries.

    • Skin Protection: This may include hats, sunscreen, long sleeves, or thick working materials to keep your skin from getting burnt or cut.
    • Head Protection: Helmets or hoods can keep your head safe.
    • Eye Protection: Visors, shields, or goggles keep debris from entering your eyes.
    • Hearing Protection: Earplugs or muffs help keep your hearing from being harmed.
    • Hand Protection: This can include barrier creams or gloves.
    • Foot Protection: Specific shoes or boots help your feet stay unharmed.
    • Respiratory Protection: Masks, breathing filters, full/half face covers, and other related gear block contaminants from entering your lungs.
    • Heights Safety Protection: Harnesses or fall-stopping devices keep you safe when working from heights.
    • Other Personal Protective Equipment: Clothing for working with chemicals, temperature-protective clothing, and other types of gear aid in your safety.

    Many of these safety equipment types can be used across a wide array of job types, yet all of them address the various hazards that come with certain careers. It is important to follow safety guidelines for each specific task or work position, ensuring the highest level of care and safety.

    Training With Safety Equipment – The key to adhering to safety guidelines is training each position on the proper safety protocols for every task. If a trainee has a clear understanding of why a piece of safety equipment is important and how to use it, you will have a higher rate of success in compliance. While many training videos demonstrate the reason why a particular piece of equipment is important, videos may be less effective in showing a trainee the clear need for safety than your own words. If your company takes safety guidelines seriously and shows deep respect for the hazards that come with the job, trainees will understand that and internalize it at a higher success rate.

    Overall, there is a wide range of personal safety equipment that is tailored to jobs and tasks. By demonstrating your own adherence to safety guidelines and training personal safety, your company will have a lower rate of on-the-job injuries and higher use of safety equipment.

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    Why You Need Fire Safety Training

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    Why You Need Fire Safety Training

    Every business needs a plan for how to prepare for fire emergencies. According to OSHA, fires and explosions caused three percent of workplace fatalities in 2007.

    Ensuring that your employees have appropriate training can reduce the risk of similar catastrophes in your workplace. Fire safety training is more than a good idea; it’s also a key requirement in compliance with federal laws.

    Types of Workplaces at Risk for Fire – Although fire can break out in any workplace, it’s more likely to happen in certain environments. Some types of work sites where fire can occur more frequently include:

    • Shipyards,
    • Construction sites,
    • Mining operations,
    • Manufacturing businesses

    Companies who work with electrical functions are at particular risk of experiencing fires. These environments call for fire safety training and well-outlined fire safety plans and procedures.

    Why Fire Safety Training is Important for Employees – Employees have the right to work in a safe environment, which is guaranteed by federal law. Fire safety is a particular requirement for OSHA compliance to ensure worker safety. Workers should know how to operate equipment safely to prevent fires, as well as how to quickly and appropriately respond if and when a fire occurs in the workplace.

    Aspects of Fire Safety Education – Your employees will learn about more than just the risks that make fire safety so important on the job. One of the most important aspects of fire safety training is educating about how to set up an emergency action plan. Each individual work site must have its own unique emergency action plans even if your business has multiple locations. The emergency action plan should contain details such as the following:

    • Preferred method of communicating information about fires or other emergencies
    • Evacuation procedures
    • Emergency escape routes and procedures, including maps
    • Names and telephone numbers of individuals within the company to contact for more information
    • Detailed protocols for how to operate fire extinguishers and when and how to shut down essential plant operations
    • Rescue and medical procedures

    Employees should be well-trained in many aspects related to fire safety, including where to locate and how to operate fire extinguishers, how to account for all employees in an emergency, and when to seek medical care. Make sure that all of your employees’ personal information is easily accessible, including contact information for next of kin.

    Designate a couple of employees to be leaders in managing fire safety plans. Make sure to do periodic drills to practice your fire safety and evacuation plans, and re-evaluate them as needed.

    Fire safety training is an important step in keeping your employees safe, protecting your company and its assets, and remaining in compliance with federal laws. Learn how by contacting RWLS Safety at 570-404-8420.

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    Protect Your Employees from Workplace Hazards with Respirator Training

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    Protect Your Employees from Workplace Hazards with Respirator Training

    Respirators are one of the most effective methods of protection against a number of hazards in the workplace. However, in order to provide the highest level of protection and comfort, these devices must be properly selected, worn, and maintained.

    Respirator training is the first step towards ensuring employees and employers are aware of the risks to health and life if a respirator is not worn and how and when a respirator should be used.

    Why Are Respirators Important and How Do They Work?

    There are two main types of respirators: atmosphere-supplying respirators, which provide the wearer with clean air from an uncontaminated source and air-purifying respirators which use cartridges, filters, or canisters to provide clean air by removing contaminants as you breathe.

    Respirators can also be classified as loose-fitting or tight-fitting. If you are required to wear a tight-fitting respirator, you must be fit tested to ensure the mask fits tightly to your face. Any breaks or gaps in the seal could allow contaminated air to be breathed in.

    What Can Respirators Protect Against?

    Respirators are essential protection for employees who work in environments where oxygen levels may be insufficient or where harmful fogs, smokes, gases, dust, fumes, vapors, or sprays may be present. Without protection, there is a very real threat of serious health hazards developing such as:

    • lung impairment,
    • cancer,
    • terminal diseases,
    • or death

    Respirators must be worn whenever and wherever regular workplace practice control and engineering measures do not provide adequate protection against contamination on the worksite. For example, if the confinement of contaminant-producing operations still results in an insufficient amount of oxygen in the atmosphere, employees must wear respirators. Even in areas where sufficient confinement measures are in place, employees should still be given the option to wear a respirator as an extra precaution.

    The Respirator Fit Test
    As mentioned above, the respirator fit test is used to ensure the correct fitting of a respirator mask. Fit testing is required in a number of different fields of work. One of the most common fields is the medical sector where employees must be protected against airborne viruses and diseases. There are two types of fit tests. Each should be undertaken every 2 years according to OSHA regulations.

    • Qualitative: This type of fit test is the most common and covers most types of respirator masks. This test involves the taste sensitivity of the individual undergoing testing and can be used for any type of mask that does not have a dedicated air supply.
    • Quantitative: This type of testing uses a piece of equipment called a Portacount machine to test the safety of the respirator mask via the fixed air supply.

    Who Needs Respirator Training?

    Respirator training is essential for any employee that is provided with a respirator by their employer. Employers should also undergo training so they understand how, when, and why a respirator should be used. They also need to know which type of respirator to provide to employees and how they can continue to keep employees safe by reviewing safety procedures and policies.

    If your company is in need of respirator training, you can trust that RWLS Safety will help you and your employees become proficient in respirator usage. Call 570-404-8420 to get started today!

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    Flagger Training and Traffic Control Safety Measures

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    Flagger Training and Traffic Control Safety Measures

    Though it may seem like a pretty unremarkable role, one of the most important people at any road construction or repair site is the one in charge of slowing down or stopping drivers before it’s too late.

    While the other workers manage materials and equipment, the flagger has the mission-critical role of looking out for the safety of workers, equipment, and everyone on the road. Which means the flagger on all projects should be professionally trained.

    What Does a Flagger Do?

    Flaggers are the first workers that drivers will see when they approach a work zone. They are there to protect drivers, but function as the eyes and ears of the work crew as well. Although signs should be posted well in advance to warn drivers of construction ahead, many people behind the wheel are often so familiar with a patch of road that they aren’t really paying attention until the actions of the flagger catch their eyes.

    In addition to controlling the flow of traffic, flaggers normally guide drivers safely around the construction zone and communicate with the work crew about when it safe for them the cross over the line into clear traffic lanes.

    Traffic Control Safety Measures

    Flaggers can must have an understanding of the entire construction site including all road signs alerting drivers to what’s ahead and other safety measures such as:

    • Reflective vests in bright construction orange or yellow,
    • Flashing lights atop mobile barricades,
    • Concrete dividers,
    • Mirror posts,
    • Traffic cones,
    • Barrier tape,
    • Flares for low light conditions

    Dangers That Come with Flagging

    Drivers don’t like being delayed and they are likely to be irritated. As the only one on the construction crew that drivers are likely to interact with, flaggers take the brunt of frustration from drivers. The most serious hazards that comes with flagging duty are tiny lapses of attention and drivers who don’t react swiftly enough. The vast majority of rear end collisions happen around construction zones, and that can trigger a chain reaction that could endanger the entire construction crew. Remember that the longer the line of cars in front of you, the more likely that kind of collision becomes.

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    6 Important Ways Telehandler Certifications Address Safety Concerns

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    6 Important Ways Telehandler Certifications Address Safety Concerns

    When it comes to safety, one of the most effective ways to reduce job site injuries is proper training on equipment.

    Tele(telescopic)handlers require skilled operators that can maneuver the vehicle, manage heavy loads, and adeptly handle the machine controls. The best way for an operator to safely maneuver a sky boom and meet safety requirements is to become certified.

    Here are six ways telehandler certification can create a safer working environment.

    1. OSHA Requirements: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has specific safety requirements across all environments in the workplace, including the operation of telehandlers. Workplaces can avoid heavy fines and legal action by requiring all machine operators to become certified in specific equipment.
    2. Steering and Maneuvering: Certification and OSHA requirements create a safer environment for proper steering and maneuvering. Operators who go through certification training will be able to manage proper starting and stopping, mounting and dismounting, operation speeds, steering, safe traveling, parking, managing a heavy load on an incline, and tip-over in a way that is safe and effective.
    3. Individual Machine Controls: Beyond the maneuvering of the vehicle from one place to another on a job site, the operator needs to be adept at handling the individual controls of the machine and manage any loads on the lift.
    4. Reading a Sky Boom Loading Chart: With every load that the telehandler transports, there is a level of skill that comes with understanding the capabilities of the equipment to handle the load. To properly and safely operate a sky boom, a skilled driver must understand and be able to correctly read a loading chart. By using the Load Ratings and Range Diagram, an operator can safely calculate whether or not the forklift is loaded properly.
    5. Pre-Use Inspections:One of the more important ways of reducing safety concerns is checking over the machine before operation. A pre-use inspection can help with the overall maintenance and allow for skilled operators to see potential problems long before the equipment is used.
    6. Hands-On Exercises: Repetition and practice are the keys to mastering a skill. Certification or recertification on a telehandler allows an operator to engage in hands-on exercises to increase comfort in the tasks and expand an operator’s knowledge base.

    Overall, certification on a telehandler reduces safety concerns, increases an operator’s skill set, and helps ensure that equipment is handled with care.

    There are lots of different types of telehandler on job sites across the world; the 3 most common being fixed boom, rotational, and heavy-lift telehandlers. It is important that personnel obtain training appropriate to the types of telehandler equipment they will be operating.

    Are you in need of telehandler training and certification? RWLS Safety is here to help! We travel to your site and train certify on your equipment. Contact us at 570-404-8420 to get started.

     

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    The Importance of Aerial Platform Training

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    The Importance of Aerial Platform Training

    Aerial lifts are a crucial piece of equipment that has effectively replaced ladders and scaffolding on many job sites. They are a category of equipment that includes vertical towers, aerial ladders, and extendable boom platforms. Workers in industries that use these types of equipment must use care to use aerial platforms effectively and safely.

    Are Your Operators Using This Equipment Safely?

    Man lifts provide easy access to work on construction and repair projects at high elevations. Even though aerial lifts provide a lot more flexibility and mobility than ladders and scaffolding, they must be used with caution to protect the operator and other personnel working around the lift. Fortunately, training programs are the best way to teach aerial lift operators to use the controls on these systems while engaging in the safe behaviors.

    The Essential Aspects of Aerial Platform Training

    One of the essential aspects of aerial platform training is how you can correctly use manual deceleration in emergency situations. This immediately overrides the machine to lower the manual lift in case of an emergency. Simply being able to correctly use manual deceleration in emergency situations can prevent many dangerous and life-threatening accidents.

    Scissor lifts are another common piece of aerial lift equipment. Often used in industrial settings, scissor lifts are powered by hydraulics, diesel or electric motors. OSHA classifies scissor lifts as mobile scaffolds instead of aerial devices. However, even though scissor lifts are not officially considered aerial devices, being trained on aerial lifts can still prevent potential accidents in a workplace setting.

    How You Can Help Prevent Serious Accidents

    Some of the most serious accidents that can result from using aerial lifts include electric shock, contact with overhead objects, and body or limb crushing entanglement. Falls are by far the greatest risk, which can cause paralysis or even immediate death. These accidents are more likely to occur when employees are not correctly trained in how to use the controls of these machines. Not only can this result in tragedy for the employees involved, it can also present major liabilities for your company.

    Keep Your Employees Current

    Workers who use these lifts must be trained in their correct use. Employees often need to be retrained in the proper use of aerial lifts on a periodic basis, especially if it has been a long time since initial training. Retraining is also a good investment after a workplace incident. The men and women who bravely sign up to work at high heights deserve the best training we can offer.

    We specialize in comprehensive, versatile workplace instruction like aerial lift training and can provide on-site options to reduce downtime. Contact the knowledgeable staff at RWLS Safety at 570-404-8420 to learn more.

    Sources:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvDyaNTPHTo

    https://www.osha.gov/Publications/aerial-lifts-factsheet.html

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    Training Requirements for Front End Loader Operators

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    Training Requirements for Front End Loader Operators

     

    There is nothing quite like the thrill of driving a huge front end loader. But exactly how do you become qualified to handle one of the big machines? It’s not a hard as you might believe and a loader training program can get you behind the wheel a lot faster than you think.

    Front end loader operators typically report to a foreman. The loader operator is responsible for operating a front end loader that is equipped with a hydraulically powered bucket or scoop on its front end. The loader operator uses the machine to transport a variety of bulk materials from one place to another on the job site.

    Front end loader operators have been classified by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics as materials handling workers. However, the National Center for Construction Education and Research considers loader operators to be heavy equipment operators. Adding to the confusion is the fact that there are no state or federally certified loader training programs in the United States.

    Here’s what you can do to make your resume stand out from all the others when applying for a front end loader operator job.

    • Don’t skip out on your education. Be sure you have your high school diploma or GED. If you want to earn your formal front end loader certification, you are required to have successfully completed high school or a GED program.
    • Be ready to head back to class. In order to obtain your formal front end loader certification, you are required to successfully complete a training program that is offered by an accredited school. Accredited front end loader training schools are recognized by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), which establishes construction training and certification standards throughout the construction industry.

    In the training classes, you will learn how to safely operate and maintain a front end loader. Upon graduation, successful candidates receive the NCCER certification for front end loader operation.

     

    • You’re hired. After receiving your certification, you will need to apply to become an apprentice or intern with a company that requires the services of a front end loader operator. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has mandated further requirements which you will learn during on the job training and regulates the use of bulldozers, dump trucks, and other heavy equipment.
    • Be aware. Make sure that the company you sign on with is OSHA certified and that it validates you to operate a front end loader. Employers are required by OSHA to re-evaluate front end loader operators every three years. Additionally, certifications must be on display at all times.

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    What is Fall Arrest Training?

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    What is Fall Arrest Training?

    Fall arrest is a type of fall protection that both causes a falling person to stop falling in a safe manner and helps to decrease the chances of someone falling in the first place. Fall arrest training is often given to employees who are at elevated heights in their work environment.

    What are the Types of Fall Arrest Systems?

    There are 2 main types of systems that aid in fall protection.

    Fall Restraint Systems. These systems keep you from falling. They include guardrails, lifelines, and safety lanyards.

    Fall Arrest Systems. On the other hand, these systems stop you as you fall. Fall arrest systems include equipment like nets.

    What Equipment is Used?

    Both fall restraint and arrest systems have durable equipment that workers must be trained with and use at all times.

    Passive Fall Protection: This type of equipment is not directly in contact with workers, but still helps to keep them from falling from tall heights. This protection includes rooftop and portable guardrails, warning lines, and skylight and roof hatch railings.

    Anchors: There are many options for anchor equipment. Deadweight anchors are a type of lifeline that can be placed on a level surface and keep workers from reaching the edge. Anchor points are installed into the roof and can then be used to tie lanyards, lifelines, and other tie-off equipment. These can be permanent or temporary, but both are vital to keeping employees safe at elevated heights.

    Safety Harnesses and Lanyards: Harnesses allow workers to connect themselves to anchor points and lifelines so they keep from falling. Workers are connected to anchor points by utilizing lanyards.

    Lifelines: There are different types of lifeline equipment, but they all help stop falls. Retracting lifelines immediately stop a fall with a breaking mechanism. These types of lifelines eliminate dangerous slack because the line retracts back up into the mechanism. Horizontal and vertical lifelines are also helpful when railings are not an option.

    What do You Learn in Fall Arrest Training?

    Fall restraint and arrest training is important for you and your coworkers safety. Various topics of importance are covered in a training session, but here are some of the main topics often covered.

    • Ladder safety
    • When and how to use safety equipment like nets, guardrails, and lifelines
    • Legal requirements
    • Height requirements for using a harness and other equipment
    • Limitations when working near boundaries
    • The fundamentals of a fall restraint and a fall arrest system
    • Load testing when regarding nets, railings, and other equipment

    Gaining training in fall arrest can save your life, but using fall protection without training could be disastrous. Make sure you are properly trained before using any fall protection equipment.

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    What to Expect From a Oilfield Safety Training Course

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    What to Expect From a Oilfield Safety Training Course

    Although oilfield workers can receive training from a variety of providers, there are standards you can expect no matter who is facilitating the class.

    Oilfield safety training will typically consist of classroom activities and trial scenarios. Often Hands-On training is par for the course when working with heavy machinery or evacuation routines.

    In the classroom, an instructor will likely lecture with the help of slideshow presentations, videos, worksheets, and real-world stories from the field. You can expect to learn general safety topics like federal regulations, hazard communication, and personal protection equipment. Some oilfield-specific issues that you might learn about include offshore and onshore transportation, emergency management, and marine debris.

    Hands-on training, however, will require more interaction. Depending on your career level and job description, you may be asked to perform many different tasks. Many offshore oilfield workers must complete training in helicopter underwater escape, incipient firefighting, and respiratory protection. But, no matter what your job is, you’re going to be expected to do it safely.

    The high cost of an untrained crew.

    In the oilfield, many factors can affect the company’s bottom line. Many of these factors are outside of your control when working with natural elements, so it is essential to control the things you have power over to prevent injuries and casualties.

    A Safety accident can cost a business thousands to hundreds of thousands of dollars. Many accidents lead to damaged equipment as well as downtime for investigations. A rig can lose a million dollars a day if if it has to shut down from loss of production. This does not include the additional expenses as a result of worker injuries, retraining additions in insurance premiums. These enormous expenses make a liability out of anyone who is not adequately trained in safety.

    If you or members of your team are less than thrilled about training, it’s a good idea to hash out the benefits. In a nutshell, those with current training are less of a liability to their companies; they are prepared for inspections, and – most importantly – they will go home at the end of their shifts.

    In today’s oil field, safety is essential.

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    Certified OSHA Training Courses

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    Certified OSHA Training Courses

    Workplace safety is critical to the success of any business and especially in industries that are inherently more dangerous than others. For these industries, it is essential to have proper safety training and certifications in place at the operations level. This is especially the case for the Petrochemical, Oil and Gas industries for both onshore and offshore operations.

    The requirement for Certified OSHA Training Courses including PEC Training is not only based on federal law but on the industry standards for safe operations specific to the Petrochemical and Oil and Gas industries and the basic and core compliance training that provides businesses with the tools to keep their employees and their facilities safe and successful.

    OSHA Safety Training Classes

    PEC Training is essential to an effective safety program because it provides critical insight and knowledge to the industry standards and safety issues in the petrochemical, oil and gas industries including upstream, downstream, onshore, or offshore. The industry’s leaders require their operations staff to complete this training because it ensures an awareness level for industry risks including confined space, rigging, and hydrogen sulfide (H2S). Additionally, the PEC offers valuable training in other risk areas including fall protection, safety reporting and record-keeping, substance abuse in the workplace, emergency response, offshore transportation and safety, and many other areas that are critical to a comprehensive and effective safety program in the petrochemical, oil and gas industry.

    Certified OSHA Training Courses are of critical importance for both the employer and the employee to maintain safe operations and successful business strategies. By requiring an employee to complete basic and core compliance training with OSHA training, the employer is able to demonstrate their safety program is designed in a way that ensures their workplace operations are compliant with state and federal labor and environmental laws because employees are competent and trained in safety standards specific to their job duties. An employee that has completed the required PEC and OSHA training is better equipped to safely and efficiently perform their job duties, promoting a safer work environment and strong company performance.

    Basic and core compliance training must be considered critical to an organization’s business strategy because it ensures that all business operations are compliant with federal requirements and industry standards. The risks of non-compliance include significant fees and fines at the federal and state level for both OSHA and environmental agencies, the inability to be competitive in the market, and an ineffective workforce that is ill-equipped to perform their job duties.

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