Calgary, AB (February 5, 2014) – STEP Energy Services announces the successful completion of a groundbreaking intervention program consisting of five ultra-long lateral wells in northeastern BC.
"This program included some of the most challenging well profiles I have encountered to date,” says Lem Edillon, engineering team lead.
The five ultra-long lateral wells of the 11 well pad were considered exceptionally challenging due in part to the pronounced wellbore curve, casing size variations and total measured depth. Utilizing a custom tapered 2-7/8” coiled tubing string, the STEP operations team successfully milled up to 18 plugs per well and reached a maximum depth of 6,275 metres, exceeding the company’s previous record by three metres.
“The success of this project is due to the hard work and dedication of many individuals at STEP” says Edillon. “Our technical specialists worked diligently to come up with a project plan and the professionals on location were able to identify and overcome challenges in a timely manner, continuing to provide an Exceptional Client Experience.”
The STEP-ARM (Articulating Rotational Mast) is scheduled for release later this quarter and will deliver further operational efficiencies to clients employing multi-well pad drilling programs. This new unit will complete STEP’s ultra-capacity spread, which also includes the COMMAND CENTER and ultra-capacity reel trailer. With its ability to revolve 360 degrees, and its 27 metre mast height, the STEP-ARM is designed to increase pad efficiencies and surpass the on-site capabilities of a traditional crane.
Marc Johnson, vice president of sales and marketing adds, “With the addition of the revolutionary STEP-ARM we will be able to better serve the needs of our clients, change the face of coiled tubing operations and continue to take on more challenging projects, building on the success of this long lateral project in the Montney.”