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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 clients operating in the WCSB and south Texas.

We are an industry leader and the innovator of Western Canada’s newest fleet 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 of Western Canada.

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.

Applications

  • Wellbore cleanout of fracturing or produced sand, scale, and wax
  • Overbalanced/underbalanced milling and scraper treatments
  • Placement and retrieval of production plugs, packers, and retainers
  • Logging, perforating, and deployment of specialized completion tools
  • Stimulation techniques including matrix acidizing and fracturing
Do you have a question about our services, or a comment about your coiled tubing challenges? Click here and one of our technical sales representatives will get back to you with a solution.
 
 

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:

  • Increase pad efficiencies: service multiple wells without repositioning equipment
  • Reduce operational times: rig-up times are reduced; unit does not have to be re-spotted to service another well
  • Increase mast height: mast can be erected to greater than 27 meters (88 feet)
  • Increase reel capacity: reel trailer carries more coiled tubing than any other trailer in the WCSB (up to 6,800 m/22,300 ft of 73.0 mm/2-7/8”)
  • Improve onsite safety: the use of the STEP-ARM decreases critical lifts; operators monitor the coiled tubing operations from inside the COMMAND CENTER and are not in proximity of potential operational hazards
 

PDF Ultra-capacity Specifications

 

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:

  • the elimination of a crane to support the injector minimizes the risk of critical lift operations
  • the elimination of a full-time crane operator reduces the potential of human error
  • the location of the unit controls allow for safe operation and better visibility
  • the overall greater resistance to wind forces by utilizing a mast unit instead of a crane
 

PDF Mast Unit Specifications

 

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.

PDF Conventional Unit Specifications

Custom Coiled Tubing Support Unit
 

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.

PDF Support Unit Specifications

 

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 fibre and e-line in horizontal wells can require tractor-in conveyance, which can be expensive, limited, and risky.

PDF STEP Fibre Coil Specifications

 

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.

  • Power and transmit data to and from downhole tools
  • Real-time monitoring always in communication with tool. Eliminates memory tool failure and wasted time on location
  • Robust e-line design
  • Up to 5,700 m (18,700 ft) of 50.8 mm (2") coiled tubing
  • 9/32" monoconductor Camesa cable of high current conduction, rated to 260°C (500°F)
  • Bulkhead for cable communication on surface and pressure isolation
  • Mechanically connected cablehead to provide electrical connection between cable and bottom hole assembly
  • Continuous circulation through coil during logging operations
  • Go beyond limitations of slickline/tractor by using a reliable conveyance method
  • Real-time decision making can speed up operations
 

PDF E-Coil Specifications

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.

 

PDF Coiled Tubing Solutions iMill Specifications

What We Do

What does STEP Mean?

 

" (The STEP) team’s professionalism, problem solving and willingness to work collaboratively [is] a major differentiator and the bundling of both coil and frac led to efficiencies for [us] in the completions process. "

Senior Producer

"I was thoroughly impressed by the rigorous pre-planning that was done by STEP’s engineers and their commitment to the project. Thanks to STEP’s deep coiled tubing equipment and operations team, we were able to accomplish what most people in the industry didn’t think was possible."

Production Manager

"STEP has shown a strong safety culture. Supervisors are well informed on policies and procedures and have shown good leadership during problem solving. Frequent field visits from company leadership gives them opportunity to develop personal relationships with crews."

On-site client representative

"I would like to sincerely thank Mike Burvill and the entire team at STEP for their tireless work and dedication towards completing this well. I was impressed by their entire team, who assisted us day and night in the execution of this completion program."

Garth Braun, CEO & Director, Blackbird Energy Inc.

“I have been in this industry for six years and I always look forward to working with this company as I know the crews will be wonderful. I can't express to you the extent this makes me feel welcome, supported and safe to preform my job."

Brittany Paige, on-site first aid attendant

“Thank you for having a great nitrogen crew with us in Buick Creek, BC this past week. They did a great job and are very personable employees… Great job.“

D.Hicks Well Servicing Consulting Ltd.

"STEP is a competitive, performance oriented company with the right core values in safety and efficiency. Their team of professionals have helped deliver our pursuit of Goal Zero in an environment that looks for opportunities to create value for their customers. They have great people and solid equipment to service our needs in the Montney.”

Completions and Well Intervention Superintendent

"This really comes as no surprise. STEP not only preaches safety, but they practice it with pride. Every crew I have worked with has demonstrated this over and over again."

Completions and Well Intervention Supervisor in response to STEP's high COR Audit score

"[STEP has] addressed the challenges of long, deep horizontal wells and has built a first-class team to run built-for-purpose equipment that helps the producer deal with the milling difficulties in these long reach wells. They are a quality operation."

Well Servicing Superintendent

"Recently, STEP Energy Services was called out to perform a milling operation on one of my wells. This well was technically challenging due to depth, trajectory and wellbore pressures. Once on location, STEP’s technical professionals performed the rig up and execution of the proposed job flawlessly. I was truly impressed with both the crews safety culture and purpose built equipment. I will not hesitate to call STEP back in the future for my coiled tubing needs."

Senior CWI Engineer

"Thanks to the [STEP] crew for doing an excellent job on site this past weekend. The crew went above and beyond and I was very pleased with their performance. I’d gladly take that crew back any time."

Onsite Representative