Coiled tubing; it’s where we got our beginning and it’s what made us a major player in the energy services sector. It’s what gave us the momentum to move into additional service lines, in response to clients’ needs. We are the experts in applying fit-for-purpose coiled tubing technology to increase reservoir performance in well completions and well intervention projects for our clients.
We are an industry leader and the innovator of coiled tubing equipment, capable of servicing wells at extended reach depths, more efficiently and safer than ever before. We offer ultra-capacity coiled tubing spreads designed to reliably and efficiently service the increasingly challenging intervention programs in the unconventional oil, gas, and liquids rich plays in North America.
All of our coiled tubing units are designed for 44.5 mm to 73.0 mm (1-3/4" to 2-7/8”) OD tubing with lengths that service the extended reach challenges of today’s horizontal wellbore. Injector specifications have been selected to meet the demands of 24-hour continuous operations, and downhole pressures our clients are encountering.
Recognizing the need for improved operational efficiencies for clients employing multi-well pad drilling techniques with challenging horizontal well programs, we have designed a revolutionary ultra-capacity spread. The spread which consists of the COMMAND CENTER, ultra-capacity reel trailer and the STEP-ARM (Articulating Rotational Mast) is designed to:
By using our mast technology, an additional crane is eliminated, minimizing the lease footprint and improving rig up times, injector stability, and most importantly, worker safety. Mast units are ideal for single well operations, or smaller two to three well pads.
Our specialized mast unit improves onsite safety through:
Our large-capacity conventional coiled tubing units are adaptable and capable of maximizing efficiency and results in today’s horizontal well intervention programs. They require the use of a crane and crane operator, and have a pulling capacity of up to 100,000 lbs.
Our custom coiled tubing support unit allows for improved flexibility and operator safety during rig-up and pressure testing. The unit hosts a mobile, remote BOP accumulator system that ensures operations exceed all regulatory requirements. In addition, the units feature hydraulic torque wrenches for improved worker safety, a backup generator for the coiled tubing unit, and a mobile BOP pressure testing station.
Electro-optical coiled tubing (CT) is an integrated solution for potential and existing through-tubing applications in horizontal completion and production technologies. This integrated line allows for normal CT operation with the option of controlling through-tubing electric tools, with some strings, as well as monitoring pressures and temperatures with Distributed Temperature Sensing (DTS) and Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS). With our e-coil service, the line can be installed inside various CT strings dependant on wellbore requirements. More conventional deployment methods for fiber and e-line in horizontal wells can require tractor-in conveyance, which can be expensive, limited, and risky.
STEP’s e-coil is an integrated solution to convey real-time analysis of horizontal completion and production operations. This integrated line allows for normal coiled tubing (CT) operation with the option of controlling through-tubing electric tools. With our e-coil solutions, the line can be installed inside various CT strings dependant on wellbore requirements. More conventional deployment methods for e-line in horizontal wells can require tractor-in conveyance, which can be expensive, limited, and risky. Utilizing STEP’s e-coil helps to ensure successful and efficient operations.
Two of STEP’s new coiled tubing spreads are now equipped with intelligent milling software. The iMill is a breakthrough technology with a fully automated control system to drastically improve efficiencies, reduce pipe fatigue and dummy trips, and optimize down-hole milling operations by reducing milling time and costs while extending the coiled tubing string life. STEP is the only company in Canada currently using this technology.
The iMill system uses closed loop controls to optimize down-hole milling operations based on user configurable parameters. This provides a dynamic and reliable means of automated downhole milling that is completely controlled from a touch screen display. The system also generates a milling report upon job completion that details an analysis of system performance.