Need to learn about the production flow of your well so you can figure out where to make improvements or test efficiency?
Wagner Energy Services LLC provides oil and gas operations with hydrostatic testing in Ohio, delivering verifiable data you can use to better manage your field operations.
We utilize proven products and software from Hytorc and Jetstream to accurately gauge readings and provide you with viable records for your hydrostatic testing in Ohio, Pennsylvania, & West Virginia. Our scope of hydrostatics examination and monitoring capabilities includes:
- Blowout Preventer (BOP) Stacks and related valves
- Choke manifold and lines
- Gas hydrostatics analysis
- Gas hydrostatics examination
- Hydrostatics testing
- Oil hydrostatics analysis
- BOP examination
- Frac stack analysis
- Iron testing
- Casing tests
- Flowback iron analysis
- Drilling rig BOP stack examination
- Top Drive/Kelly Valves
Some of the equipment we use includes:
- 2019 – 15,000 PSI Triplex pump powered by a 325 HP John Deere Engine
- 2018 – 15,000 PSI Triplex pump powered by a 125 HP John Deere Engine
- 2017 – 15,000 PSI Triplex pump powered by a 125 HP John Deere Engine
These pumps are set to 15,000 PSI, but can be converted up to 40,000 PSI to handle all of your major projects! We also have gauges, 15k digital pressure, flow, and temperature recorders available for rental.
Our services also encompass production and completion analysis, measuring flow rate, fluid properties, composition, pressure and temperature, so you have an accurate picture of live well conditions at all times. Our precision data helps you understand what’s happening downhole, so you can confidently gauge the efficiency and productivity of your well.
Our capabilities extend to:
- Backside testing
- Flowback manifolds
- Frac string examination
- Frac trees
- Frac valve/Master valve
- Production trees
- Sales lines
- Sand traps
- Pop-off valves
- Casing tests
- Toe sleeve opening services
- Fabricated work
- Drilling Rig BOP Stacks
- 7 ⅛” BOP – 13” BOPs
- Workover rig BOP stack
What is the Purpose of Hydro Examination?
Hydrostatic analysis is most often used when it’s necessary to insert a new piece of equipment in an oil or gas rig, or when a refurbished piece is being returned to service. It’s crucial to know whether or not the component being inserted into the system will be capable of withstanding the pressures of everyday requirements, without rupturing or exploding.
The Department of Transportation requires that this kind of analysis be conducted on all stainless steel canisters and on some pipes, for the purpose of discovering any potential leaks in the equipment. In a case where an outdated piece of equipment might be inserted back into a project, it must be determined whether or not the component is still capable of performing up to standards safely.
In this way, disasters can be avoided and safety can be insured for all those working on the project.
How Long Does it Take to Do a Hydrostatic Test?
Whenever an examination is being performed, it’s necessary to prepare for a number of factors which will impact the results of the test. For instance, it will be necessary to have an understanding of the flow and volume demands placed on the pipeline or canister, the size and the length of the pipe will have to be factored in, it must be known what the low and high elevations of the pipeline are, and all high spots or changes in elevation must be taken into account.
Before analysis begins, the test parameters must be clearly defined and stated in any specifications for the project. The specifications will come directly from ANSI standards on the subject since these have been found to be ideal parameters for conducting the analysis. During the examination, the entire line must be slowly filled so that air can be expelled from the conduit. Be patient in allowing all air to be vented out, and then make sure to allow enough time for water absorption in the lining to take place. The lowest point of the line is where the test pump should be connected, and the pump should be primed so as to remove all air prior to its connection with the line.
Then the pressure gauge should be connected, also at the lowest location on the pipeline, and make sure to connect the gauge to the pipe itself rather than the pump. It’s important that the pump is isolated from the line during analysis so that all head pressure will be included on the gauge reading. The pump should be completely isolated for pressure analysis, and it should also be tested for bacteria and properly chlorinated before being connected to the service line. The entire procedure from start to finish should take approximately two hours, and you should never try to hurry the process, because safety is of the utmost consideration.
Are Hydrostatic Tests Required?
The Department of Transportation mandates that all cylinders and pipelines must undergo examination every three, five, or 10 years. According to specifications set forth by the DOT, the exact time frame for analysis will be based on the kind of material a pipe is made of, it’s age, the type of gas it contains, and the rating specified by its manufacturer.
Another factor that comes into play is the date of the last analysis of the component, and this will always be stamped onto the cylinder using a letter and a group of numbers that identify the person conducting the test. The next test will be due either three, five, or 10 years forward from that time. If it turns out that the cylinder does not pass the hydrostatics test, a report is provided to the owner of the component, and it must be destroyed so there’s no possibility of it being put into service. Hydrostatics analysis comprises the most accurate and foolproof way of inspecting any compressed gas container for defects or leaks.
By determining that the component can safely manage its rated pressure, it can be verified that no ruptures or explosions will occur because of a weakened or outdated component. Although there is always a period of some number of years between examination, it’s a good idea to perform frequent visual inspections of the equipment as well, just to be on the safe side.
Data-Backed Hydrostatic Testing
To maintain consistency and efficiency across your daily resource extraction operations, make sure you’re calling Wagner Energy Services LLC for data-backed hydrostatic analysis procedures. We’ll provide you with accurate pressure readings and can provide the flange management services required to correct any anomalies or inefficiencies you’re experiencing.
Reach us today at 740-525-0345 for more information or to schedule services 24/7/365.