Matt Gray at Renegade Wireline Services credits employees with business success.
Based on a 2021 article by the Levelland & Hockley County Newspaper. Updated in 2022.
Based on a 2021 article by the Levelland & Hockley County Newspaper. Updated in 2022.
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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.
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.
DENTED 7″ CSG X 9-5/8” CSG.
CUT-OUT SAMPLE OF REPAIRED ANNULUS
CT SCAN SHOWING THE DENSIFIED CEMENT
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 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.
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.
Case Study: Backside pressure in Pennsylvania well reduced to zero utilizing Local Expander™ Annular Squeeze Tool
Case Study: Pennsylvania DEP grants permission for operator to P&A well after expansion service
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.
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.
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.
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SOP information is reviewed with crews by management and made readily available to customers.
Pre-Frac Meeting with Crews
Weight Indicator Calibrations by Engineers Completed and Presented to Management – Included in Job Folder
Cable Head Pullouts (Standard Cable) by Engineers Presented to Management – Included in Job Folder
Renegade Procedure – Including Job Specific JSAs
Equipment Inspections by Engineers and Crews
Job Equipment Loadout by Engineers and Crews
Cable Inspections – Internal Cable Book and Third-Party Reporting Made Available on All Trucks
Engineered Modeling System
Operating efficiency shared is with customers.
Weekly Job Summary Reports Shared In-person (ideally) or Digitally
360 Management Audit by Service Manager on Day 1
Utilization of BBS Observation Cards
Job Safety Assessments
Cross-Examined to Job Report
iScout Safety Document Such as BBS< RCA Report on Failures if Necessary
Operating Efficiency Updated for Customer and Company-Wide
Committed to 100% Intrinsically Safe Detonators In Q4 of 2015 and 2016 when everyone else was switching to a less-safe, EB platform, we stuck with intrinsically safe shooting systems – We do not waiver on detonator quality and safety.
Implementation of Digital platforms and enhanced communication Aradia/iScout instant notifications and reporting for management and customers. Our customers can define their desired alerts. Training programs for employees. We’ve implemented regular training calendars for all roles
Extensive pre-job equipment checks facilitate safety and accuracy Real-time reports are available. Before the job even begins, the Renegade pump-down crew calibrates all equipment.
SSE Mentorship Program The Supervisors and co-workers must be able to readily identify Short Service Employee participants. Renegade Services assigns experienced employees to oversee the daily activities of those assigned to the SSE program to prevent work-related injuries and illnesses to new hires and temporary workers.
Company-wide AESC Gold Award for Safety Renegade has received the AESC gold award for safety every year since 2017.
Renegade has adopted the IDC tool which is used strategically on highly deviated wells as a gun breaking system.
The Downhole InSight™ NuWAV™ camera provides quality video of conditions downhole, allowing problem identification such as a stuck object, a split within the casing, deviation and anything else that is visible from inside the wellbore. This unique wellbore camera provides real-time imaging by capturing high-resolution video of the borehole environment. This data helps geologists and engineers reduce drilling fluid losses, and make educated decisions about completions methods, retrieval of lost tools, and integrity issues with tubing and casing. The high-resolution NuWAV™ camera helps to mitigate the uncertainty of downhole operations, and supports the operator’s formation evaluation program. Imaging systems from Renegade are a cost-effective and efficient method for gathering detailed downhole data.
This high-tech, versatile formation evaluation system is designed to gather the maximum amount of borehole imaging data. NuWAV™ is suitable for both conventional and deviated wells.
CASE STUDY: Downhole InSight™ NuWAV™ Camera identifies collapsed casing, helps customer determine well repair plans.
CASE STUDY: Downhole InSight™ NuWAV™ Camera Uncovers Failed Packer Retrieval
CASE STUDY: Downhole InSight™ NuWav™ Camera identifies obstruction in the well, decreasing critical NPT for the customer.
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This highly efficient tool—fast becoming indispensable during wireline runs—increases productivity on-site and significantly decreases risk variables associated with operations. Not only is the strain on equipment alleviated but the equipment operators are no longer positioned under a suspended load. Gunhandler is actively being used on pads across the U.S. where crews have reported “feeling crippled when trying to operate without it.”
Regardless of the amount of safety training, there is still an element of risk during wellsite operations. Reduction in operator fatigue from the use of the Gunhandler™ is pivotal in creating a shop-caliber environment in the field. More focus is put back into service quality rather than heavy lifting. This higher service quality can lead to fewer gun-misfires, less stress on tools, unexpected modes of failure and longer tool life.
The Gunhandler was designed with the equipment operator in mind. The hydraulically actuated lift bunk ranges from horizontal to 80º and eliminates the need for manual dolly laydowns. Taking the operator out of the line of fire removes many of the risk variables associated with near-wellhead operations. The six-pad landing gear not only provides a stable footing for anchored operation but also creates a clearly defined “no-go” zone when lifting or laying down the toolstring. During Gunhandler operation, the two-position butt stock has a ratcheting lock feature for piece-of-mind, so tools remain secured and is spring-retained in the event that an operator forgets to ratchet it down before use.
Increases in the number of stages completed per day can put added strain on operators and increase the risk for potential fatigue-related incidents. The increased frequency of rebuilding of guns is similar to the high volume of repair at the shop level. Gunhandler has an overall height of 42 in. and provides an ideal working height for the operator. Renegade is bridging the gap to assist our field operators by providing shop-like conditions at the wellsite.
The compact design of the Gunhandler keeps areas near the wellhead clear and allows operators more room to work. Virtually no added room is needed to place Gunhandler into the work zone, yet it provides the functional capability of 23 ft of vertical support to the tool string. With an overall width of 6 ft, it has advantages over many other industry solutions and allows workers to easily reach tools without strain during a rebuild.
One-person rig-up/down makes the Gunhandler one of the simplest pieces of equipment to setup, run or transport. Variable speed control allows the operator to adjust the rate of the crane operation for maximum precision.
Reduction in operator fatigue is pivotal in creating a shop-caliber environment in the field. More focus is put back into service quality rather than heavy lifting. This higher service quality can lead to fewer gun-misfires, fewer unexpected modes of failure, and longer tool life.
Minimizing risk while driving operational efficiencies is something every operator strives for. Renegade is dedicated to providing turnkey solutions that enhance oilfield safety and efficiency. Call Renegade today to see how Gunhandler can add value to your wireline operations.
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