Multi-well Facility Engineering
Multi-well production facilities are the engineered surface facilities and equipment that provide the primary processing and conveyance for multiple horizontal oil and gas wells producing at a single site.
Halker Consulting multi-well facility engineering and design leverages an innovative but proven modular approach to scalable, centralized and consolidated surface processing solutions that help operators capitalize on multiple well strategies.
Key Factors for Success
Halker Multi-well Production Facilities provide well owners and operators increased quality and ease of management over these key factors of multi-well production:
Safety and Risk – The rapid adoption of horizontal drilling technologies and multi-well well pads are allowing access to new formations and exponential increases in production at centralized multi-well production pads. This, in turn, exponentially increases risk to the well stakeholders and drives the need for increased safety and risk management at the well pad and production facility.
These advances in drilling technologies and increased production flows are best supported with professionally designed and engineered field equipment. Halker Consulting’s significant experience in multi-well production innovation provides operators the engineered facility design needed to help safely mitigate the risk of increasing production volumes.
Cost and Profit – Halker Consulting’s approach to multi-well facility engineering and design is focused on managing cost to increase profit. Using Halker’s modular approach to centralizing, consolidating and optimizing surface facilities, owners and operators can maximize asset value through economies of scale and better management of equipment costs this comes from the ability to manage cost and efforts across type curve production flows.
Less equipment is used for larger production values with no sacrifice in safety or systems quality.
Emissions and Marketing – Because of the consolidation and centralization strategies of Halker Consulting multi-well facilities, owners and operators can save costs on the equipment needed to manage point source emissions, as there are fewer facilities resulting in fewer emission point sources to engineer and manage.
Environmental Impact – In addition to better emissions management another output of Halker Consulting’s consolidated and centralized facility design is a significantly decreased environmental impact. The consolidation of wells to a single site can decrease land impact by up to 80% depending on the field development plan used. Less land use allows for operators to more readily acquire permits in highly regulated development areas.
Implementation – Halker’s engineered multi-well production facility designs are provided in a comprehensive construction package. The construction package serves as a professional set of instructions that melds piping and equipment together step by step. Construction documents are of particular value in helping field operations to maintain scope, schedule and budget in new areas where a lack of construction experience in the field may be present.
Ultimately, Halker’s multi-well facility engineering and design helps owners and operators to leverage new drilling technologies and lean system design safely and with the correct industry standards and compliance built-in.
Seize the Opportunity
Just as offshore technologies of directional/horizontal drilling have come onshore, the idea of centralization and consolidation of processing facilities on an offshore platform can add value to onshore well facilities. Halker Consulting provides engineered multi-well production facility designs based on five key disciplines needed for safe, optimized production from multiple wells at a single site.
Safety – Much of the world’s oil and gas surface facilities have been constructed at all points on the spectrum between “back-of-the-envelope” designs to those that are professionally engineered. While safety regulation for onshore horizontal drilling and multi-well facilities are still evolving, smart owners and operators understand that the exponential increases in volume and pressure at the well site increases risk for all stakeholders especially those that are onsite in day to day operations.
This increased risk can be directly mitigated by quality engineering and design of surface facilities that are built to handle the larger volumes produced by multi-well completion.
Centralization – Mid-stream operations have long benefited from central processing facilities. Up-stream facilities are also seeing the value of centralizing processing assets at the well site due to the increased production coming from multi-well configurations.
Centralizing operations puts the physical point of well management and maintenance in one place. This significantly reduces the time and travel needed to monitor and maintain multiple, distributed sites – a decrease in operational expenditures. Additionally, centralization supports less land usage and more flexibility in the choice of deployment of a facility site. Instead of having multiple dispersed facilities covering a large portion of land, a single multi-well facility can be places in an optimal location that serves both the daily work of landowners and facility production operations.
Consolidation – A key strategy enabled by centralizing is the consolidation of assets. Consolidation allows the elimination of redundant equipment and the consideration of larger and/or more scalable solutions – all of which positively impacts a project’s Capital Expenditure.
A traditional field development having 12 vertical wells on 12 separate sites would require 12 holding tank solutions. Additionally, the point source emissions would require the necessary equipment to properly flare or collect secondary gas products before handing off to midstream operations – at all 12 sites. With all 12 wells delivering product centrally, large efficiencies can be made in determining what types of processing and storage can be used. Additionally, the secondary products collected can now be processed at a single location or possibly prepared for market due to increased volumes.
Scalability – Halker Consulting increases the value of horizontal multi-well operations by taking a modular approach to designing processing facilities that configure and scale as the flows and pressures of the production mature.
Correctly engineering these larger facilities requires an experienced design and engineering resource that can not only size, specify. and design systems for peak production today, but ensure design and production optimization for continuous production tomorrow as the system grows. This is Halker Consulting’s specialty.
Type Curve/Flow Efficiencies – With multiple wells on one site, and by using modular equipment specified to meet varied levels of production, well operators can strategically manage the type curve of well production to optimize cost.
By staggering the drilling of wells, well facilities do not need to be permanently built for only the highest production flows. This allows for entire fields to be developed using more cost effective infrastructure designs.
The Value We Bring
The complexity of engineering has moved upstream and operators are choosing Halker Consulting to help them remain agile in quickly capitalizing on this new approach to field production in a safe, standardized, and repeatable way for sustained value.
Large Exploration and Production companies that partner with Halker are increasing their knowledge about how facilities can work better, more efficient, and smarter through the adaptation of proven engineering and design best practices to their core competencies.
Halker Consulting is an industry leader in providing proven Multi-well Production Facility engineering and design.
To this end, Halker Consulting has been providing this fit-for-purpose facility engineering and design from the ground up for numerous clients for as long as the company has been in existence. Our combined client portfolio of multi-well facility design is defined by over 250 wells on less than 25 sites in various productions basins.
We have accumulated over 100,000 hours of professional engineering and design specific to these new technologies that are now producing an average of 750 BOEPD per well or an equivalent of roughly $17 million per/day.