Need for increased efficiencies drives industry innovation

The coal seam gas sector’s clarion call for decreased operational costs and increased efficiency continues to resonate loud and clear throughout the industry.

It’s a call that has produced a new breed of companies eager to deliver the innovative solutions CSG developers are seeking to reduce bottom line costs on construction and operations.

Australian Well Servicing (AWS) is a company that has heard the call and worked intelligently to capture this new opportunity.

Last month, the Brisbane-based company unveiled its fleet of revolutionary XDR 75 well servicing rigs to CSG stakeholders who are keen to explore any innovations that can deliver efficiency.

According to AWS Executive General Manager Doug Henderson, the unveiling has been 18 months in the making, but is set to change the landscape of Australia’s well servicing sector.

“The XDR well servicing rig is like no other in the country and has been designed with a “clean sheet” approach to deliver exactly what the client wants – it’s as simple as that,” Mr Henderson said.

“The XDR 75 rig reduces costs because it is road legal and doesn’t need an escort, it can be setup in 30 minutes by a crew of three, and its innovative workfloor design means it can work in and around crowded lease pads without issue.

“The rig is also multi-purpose, so it can fully cater for both flushby and workovers, which means it can deliver cost and time savings if either of these services are required,” he said.

Mr Henderson said he was buoyed by the intense industry interest shown for the XDR 75 well servicing rig during its official launch last month.

“The rig launch attracted a host of key CSG stakeholders and their overwhelming sentiment was they liked what they saw and could see the immense efficiencies that this purpose-built rig can deliver to their operations.”

Asked if he believed the XDR 75 rig would herald a new era in well servicing, Mr Henderson was confident the industry would embrace this new technology.

“CSG sector developers know that well servicing is a long game, and with an ever-increasing motivation to run operations more efficiently, I think any innovation that can deliver a valuable mix of safety and productivity will attract strong interest.

“Hopefully, the interest in the XDR 75 well servicing rig will translate into adoption,” he said.

Fast Facts – XDR 75 well servicing rig

                                               
  • Low load count and self move
  • Multi positional catwalk to allow
    rig to work on pad drilled leases
  • Reduced crew numbers to lighten operational footprint
  • Integrated 7-1/16 inch 5,000 psi BOP stack
  • 30 minute rig ups
  • No guy wires for the mast
  • 75,000 lbs hookload
  • Rig and all associated equipment “in gauge” and does not require additional permits
  • PLC control for safety, data collection and continuous improvement
  • Low maintenance design of rig and carrier ensures productivity.



  • For more information visit Australian Well Servicing at
    www.wellservicing.com.au

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