2016 NGWA Groundwater Summit

Water Well System Reliability and Reduction in Field Operations Costs

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Confluence Ballroom Foyer (The Westin Denver Downtown)
Gary Luce , Seldon Energy Partners, Spring, TX

In oil and gas fracking operations, not actively managing the reliability of your water well supply system can expose your company to significant standby fees from your pressure pumping OFS partner as well as increased last minute truck traffic on the lease roads to the frack pits.

System reliability is affected by well pump-offs driven by mismatch of aquifer supply and the pump/motor size or back pressure from the flow lines size, length or system configuration. Not actively minimizing these pump-offs can increase Capex requirements due to damage from continuous across the line starts. Since many of these wells are remotely located, there is a high operations cost to identify which wells have gone down and to get the correct resources to repair them into the field.

New technology is available to remotely manage these systemic risks associated with a water well supply system. Combining power management equipment with 4th generation SCADA and cloud/server based active management systems produces significant economic benefit from improved water supply reliability and reduced opex and Capex exposures.

Gary Luce, Seldon Energy Partners, Spring, TX
35 year in the energy industry ( Oil, Power, Renewable Fuels, Technology) BS Chemical Engineer, BS Physics, MBA