Operations & Production Engineering

By: Keystone Field Engineering  09-12-2011
Keywords: Engineering Services, Storage Tank, Facility Design

Production Engineering Services include pool production review and identification of wells requiring stimulation. Well files will be reviewed and well-work over programs can be developed to maximize production and reduce maintenance. Engineering services can continue into the pipeline optimization of the gathering system in identifying pipe restrictions and pump and compressor installations. All government regulatory work can be provided to the ERCB and the AE.

  • Well Optimization
    • Prescreen - complete field or pool screening to identify potential well optimization and workover opportunities
    • Detailed Technical Review - conduct detailed wellfile reviews of potential candidates identified in the prescreen to confirm opportunities
    • Recommendations - based on results of detailed well review develop a plan and work with client/vendors to develop programs, cost estimates and economics for presentation to management
    • Implementation and results evaluation - after management approval execute plan, monitor results and report back to client
  • Facilities Optimization
    • Review gas gathering infrastructure for optimization opportunities using analytical methods or models such as FORGAS/PIPER/Pipeflo.
    • Process facility design optimization and debottlenecking using Design II process simulation
    • Identify pipeline, facilities or wellsite bottlenecks
    • Develop recommendations to remove bottlenecks i.e. pipeline looping, compression, etc.
    • Develop cost estimates and run economics for presentation to client management
    • Complete facilities design and installation after client approvals
  • Regulatory Technical Support
    • ERCB DIR-60; Facility blowdown/venting calculations
    • ERCB DIR-56; Facility/pipeline applications
    • Metering compliance to ERCB DIR-17 requirements. Technical analysis, design and resolution of metering problem
    • ERCB DIR-58; Waste Management compliance and design
    • ERCB DIR-55; Storage Tank design and compliance
    • ERCB DIR- 66; Requirements and Procedures for Pipelines vii. ERCB DIR-38; Oilfield Noise Control
    • ABSA Section VIII, Div. I, pressure vessel design support
    • ABSA pressure piping design and registration (ASME B31.3 and 31.1)
  • Other
    • Waterflood optimization – prepare voidage replacement reports, analyze results, provide recommendations to optimize, prepare economics and implement
    • Equipment maintenance support
    • Production monitoring and reporting

Keywords: Engineering Services, Facilities Design, Facility Design, Storage Tank

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Environmental Technical Services

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Almost two decades of design experience on several thousand projects gives our firm the professional confidence to answer your design needs in the oil and gas industry. Process and Facility design for the oil and gas industry has become the backbone of Keystone Field Engineering technical support. Field compression facilities and water and gas injection facilities are some of the many projects successfully worked on.


Structural Design, Inspection & Certification

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Commercial projects for retail and office complexes utilize the latest energy efficient materials and equipment available. Specialty buildings such as veterinary clinics and car wash bays have successfully been completed as well. Building layout, architectural, structural, mechanical and electrical design, inspection and certification. Building design has supported 5 to 10 million dollars of construction per year for the last ten years.


What We Do

The staff at Keystone are committed to looking after the technical needs of our clients in a time and cost effective manner. Projects have ranged from routine oil and gas design projects to specialized structural steel projects in Kuwait.