Case Study:

Vanguard Well Pad Safety success story

Industry: Upstream Oil Production
Industry
Upstream Oil Production
Solution: Flexible Deployment for Well Pad Safety
Solution
Flexible Deployment for Well Pad Safety

Key Results

Eliminated delays in FEED and contractor scheduling
Eliminated delays in FEED and contractor scheduling
Deployed in days not months
Deployed in days not months
Installed flexible solution that does not disrupt operations
Installed flexible solution that does not disrupt operations

Challenge

A well pad is hectic with constant activity from
contractors, rework, and maintenance. When they are
back on site to re-frac or drill, they remove the onsite
assets from the wellhead so the rig can be positioned
over to perform the needed operation. The proposed
wired LEL monitoring would not allow the equipment
the flexibility needed for the wellheads to be cleared
of equipment. Monitors that are wired in place also
pose an obstacle to workers on site and are often
damaged during projects.

Solution

For this producer, costly and inflexible wired LEL
monitoring was not an option. At the recommendation
of its trusted instrumentation advisor, they turned to
United Electric’s Vanguard WiHART Gas Detector. The
impact was immediate. Using WiHART in conjunction
with their existing WiHART compatible remote
terminal unit (RTU), they eliminated delays associated
with FEED and coordinating contractors needed to lay
conduit for wired instruments. They were able to
deploy an LEL monitoring solution with the flexibility
needed for their production that was operational and
improved safety in days, not months.

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