Normally, a wellhead is only a close distance to its separator shack and controller, or Scada RTU. The two locations aren’t far apart and using an armoured cable between them is quick and painless. For these cases, a normal Arrival Sensor may be used. However, sometimes the distance between wellhead and shack is too great or the trip between can be too difficult to traverse, causing great expense. In these cases, the best method is to install a Wireless Arrival Sensor. PIT is a proud provider of Wireless Arrival Sensors to assist with these situations.
OKC’s LinkMate Wireless Switch Router is PIT’s choice for Wireless Arrival Sensors. Safe, compact and durable, the LinkMate is a cost-effective and easy to use plunger arrival detection system for your wellhead to shack connection. Featuring four switch inputs and four switch outputs, a switch event occurs when any switch changes from an On to an Off state, or vice versa. The signal from the switch event is transmitted via omnidirectional weather resistant antennas and is connected to its paired device from up to 1000 feet away!
The system consists of two small boxes. One box is located in the shack and consists of the omnidirectional antenna. The second box contains the Arrival Sensor and the transmitter. Couple these with a solar panel for each box and you have a fully functional, easy to install, Wireless Sensor. The system is Intrinsically safe, Class 1, Div 1 too!
Why Use A Wireless Arrival Sensor?
Occasionally, wellheads and shacks will be a significant distance apart. Running large amounts of cable between the two locations can be extremely expensive and labour intensive. While a Wireless Arrival Sensor is more expensive than a few feet of cable, there reaches a point where the cost of the cable, plus the time and labour, no longer makes a wired connection feasible. This is where a wireless feature can save you a whole lot of time and money.
It’s been a busy couple weeks at PIT. Everyone is back from holidays now and it’s been a nose to the grindstone kind of month. We’ve got some new hires coming in, have been working on training some others, and rewarded a more seasoned employee.
So, what’s new at PIT?
FlowFit Modular Lubricator Release
A week ago we released our new FlowFit, Flow-T Replacement Lubricator. It’s a design we’ve been working on for quite some time, and we’re very happy with how it came out!
Traditionally, Flow-T’s can be a pain to remove and replace on a wellhead. The FlowFit drastically reduces the amount of time and money wasted during these installations. It’s an all machine forged, no weld design that bolts directly to the Master Valve and the Wing Valve. This means that the only thing that needs to be replaced is the Flow-T itself, allowing the valves to remain in place. The added convenience of the FlowFit lubricator can save up to $27,000 in costs for the producer.
Curling the Night Away
PIT has been a proud part of the Annual Red Deer Oilmen’s Bonspiel for many years. We are both a regular sponsor of the event and a regular competitor in the tournament.
This year the PIT Crew was represented by Mark Sutherland, Brett and Kevin Kroetsch, and Dan Boutin. This team has been a top contender in the past, often kicking butt and placing in the tournament. Unfortunately, this year the ice was against us.
The PIT team won their first match, placing them in the A level of the competition. They went on to play in the Saturday portion of the bonspiel and were eliminated Saturday evening. The team that beat them went on to win the entire tournament and we congratulate them on their victory.
We’d like to thank the community and the Red Deer Oilmen for allowing us to be a part of this fun and exciting event for another year.
A New Truck for an Experienced Employee
Those of you that have worked with PIT before will undoubtedly have met Laura-Gene Haga; or LG, as we often call her. LG has been a member of the PIT Crew for over five years. Located in the Red Deer office, LG works as our Oil Engineering Technologist. Always hustling and bustling, Laura-Gene can be found in the field just as much as in her upstairs office, showing us again and again just how hard of a worker she can be.
As a thank you for all the hard work she’s given us over the years, we wanted to do something special to show LG how appreciated she is. And nothing seemed better suited than a brand new Dodge for her to do all her business in.
We hope you like the new truck, LG.
Christmas is over. New Year’s Eve is only a few sleeps away. With all the party planning, present shopping, cooking, baking, decorating, and general merry-making, December is one hectic month. In the brief lull between holidays, we’ve managed to rouse ourselves from our turkey coma. Now it’s time to take a few moments to reflect on 2017.
So, how was our 2017? Well, for starters, we survived it. This year sometimes felt like a never-ending storm of global scandal, geopolitical conflict, natural disasters, and weekly crisis’. But hey, we survived! And if you’re reading this, you did too! That in itself is something worth celebrating.
On the PIT front, we’ve had a busy year. In the last half of the year, we saw our team expand more and more. Our staff numbers climbed ever higher in order to help service more wells, help assist more clients, and help the PIT ship sail more smoothly.
Our Cloud Controller (PitBoss Cloud) brought the Internet of Things and Big Data to many new locations and clients. It’s a revolutionary new technology that more and more people are discovering it all the time. It has near infinite uses and applications. It can move and process so much data that we are only restricted by how quickly we can add new uses and ideas to it! It’s our highest value product.
We rolled out our new FL3 fluid level automated unit. What started as an idea is now a fully functional unit capable of automatically taking fluid levels in almost any type of well. It can even send the data remotely if that’s what you need! Included in the unit is our new generation of Pump Off Controllers, Total Well Management when integrated to our Cloud Controller, plunger tracking, and more!
PIT invented the HybridLift! This revolutionary approach to well life cycle design utilizes a combination of some of our bestselling services to create something never seen! Keep your eyes peeled in 2018 as the HybridLift rolls out into our products and services sometime in 2018.
The Methane Leak and Gas Migration measurement is here! We’re ready for the new Federal Legislation and can help you and all our clients be compliant with rules and regulations throughout 2018.
We had a jam-packed and fun-filled year at PIT. We were always busy but we love what we do so we can’t really complain! Most of all we’re excited to see what next year will hold. Are you ready for 2018 like we are?
PIT is well known for our plungers. We’ve supplied thousands of plungers to hundreds of companies and are always looking for ways to improve our designs. One of the issues that come up often when dealing with our clients, is how we should handle a well with an SSSV in extreme sour wells. Our 3 ½” Dual Pad Skirted Plunger* is a solution to this issue.
When a Sub Surface Safety Valve (SSSV) is triggered it isolates the well bore. This can happen when there is a system failure or damage to surface production, control, or safety facilities. When an SSSV has finished its life on the well, it can be removed. However, the landing nipple is still in place and is either very expensive or impossible to remove.
How did PIT address these issues? Simple. We created a Dual Pad Skirted Plunger capable of compressing far more than a non-skirted plunger. When compressed, the plunger is able to slip through the nipple. That way there is no need to pull tubing to remove the nipple and no need to spend thousands of dollars in the process.
The flexibility of the Dual Pad Skirted Plunger allows it to significantly increase the efficiency of your well. Not only is it able to collapse to fit through a nipple, it also expands further than a non-skirted plunger. This allows it to create a tighter seal to reduce gas and liquid leaks while traveling through the tubing.
The plunger has to travel regularly through the nipple. This means the plunger is built with durability in mind so that it may withstand the wear and tear that comes from passing through the SSSV nipple.
3 1/2″ Dual Pad Skirted Plunger Case Study
This 3 ½” Dual Pad Skirted Plunger (pictured right) was recently replaced in one of our customer’s wells. It ran on a 13% sour gas well outside of Olds, AB. During that time it removed hundreds of liters of contaminants from the well.
PIT builds our plungers hardy so that they can withstand extremely punishing conditions. This particular plunger made 12 cycles a day through the nipple and the rest of the tubing, expanding and collapsing whenever it was needed.
*Other sizes are available
PIT and its manufacturing partners MVM and Kismet are pleased to announce 3D laser scanning technology as part of its technological advantages for your Wellsite and Operations.
There are many uses for this 3D Scanner including saving thousands of dollars in piping installations like plunger lift lubricators and flowline piping modifications. Our unit can easily be set up onsite and scan the required piping inside a building or outside on lease to gather highly accurate distances and shapes for making custom or standard piping changes easier, at a much lower cost. The measurements are accurate to 1 mm!
Recently, we are using this 3D scanner to pre-job plan and custom build plunger lift lubricators for specific wells and the highline (flowline) connections. This allows pre-fab building and only one site visit, all of which add up to saving clients a lot of cost and headaches!
We have used the system to save clients up to $25,000 in piping modifications for a welded/flanged piping installation on a plunger lift installation. Clients will save even more by using this system proactively when planning plant site changes, pump installation, surface facility add-ons and more.
Click on the icon below to learn more about 3D Scanning!
Here at PIT not only do we thrive on assisting our customers with their well optimization needs, but we love to give back to our community too! This February we were lucky enough to participate in the Big Hearts for Big Kids annual concert party held in Grande Prairie, Alberta by sponsoring their silent auction. This year’s event included performances by Tenille, George Canyon, Patricia Conroy, High Valley, Beverly Mahood, Adam Gregory and Jimmy Rankin.
Canadian country singer Tenille spearheads this event, and with her great efforts was able to raise $225,000 this year for the Grande Prairie Youth Emergency Shelter Society, $775,000 to date! This is an amazing organization that helps to provide shelter for youth that have become or are at risk of becoming homeless. Each child’s story is unique and GPYESS (operating as Sunrise House) provides them with food, shelter and most importantly support. Not only does GPYESS provide youth with support but it helps prepare them for the future.
We are ecstatic to be helping with such a great cause! For more information check out their websites or find them on Facebook:
Big Hearts for Big Kids
Grande Prairie Youth Emergency Shelter Society (Sunrise House)
We would like to be the first to welcome to you to our new website!
In June of 2014, PIT was purchased by MVM Machining and Kismet Engineering, API approved manufacturing and engineering firms in Calgary, AB. This makes PIT a 100% Canadian Owned, Operated and Manufactured Company. We will continue to provide efficient, timely and cost effective products and services to our customers while providing support every step of the way.
Now for a little about our company, Premier Integrated Technologies is an industry leader focused on providing well production, optimization equipment and services. We offer premium products and production enhancement solutions to the oil and gas industry. PIT is the exclusive Canadian representative for leading edge gas products such as: the Pacemaker Plunger system, PIT Boss controllers, Venturi and Conventional Plunger systems.
We lead the industry in design and operation of oil production enhancement equipment, services and engineering needs. PIT also offers: Optimization Training, Well Evaluation and Engineering, Technical Support, Maintenance Agreements, all makes Servicing, CSA approved electronics service and repairs as well as electronic designs, solutions and support. Our skilled oil department provides Fluid Levels, Dynamometers, Surface Casing Vent and Packer Isolation Tests, Reservoir Pressures, Foam Depression Tests, Well Injectivity, Pressure Transient Analysis and Frac Monitoring. PIT ensures that all employees and equipment follow the standards set out by Alberta Energy Regulators.
PIT has offices located throughout Central Alberta and therefore we are able to react quickly to any customer needs while ensuring professional support and engineering. PIT helps to assess and improve upon any production problems that you may be experiencing; we will always aim to exceed your expectations and go the extra mile to help increase your efficiency and profits.
Contact us today with any questions or concerns you may have. We are prepared to help create a specialized plan tailored to your specific needs.
We look forward to hearing from you.