Project

Experience

At Control Tech, we let the quality of our work speak for itself and we have plenty of experience to back us up. Discover just a few of the successful projects we’ve had a hand in.

Safety & Labour Solutions Aureus Energy Services Inc.

We met with the customer stakeholders to understand what they were trying to accomplish and documented an overall high-level scope of how the project could look. Then began to do our research on various types of equipment and options to find the best fit for their desired objectives.

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We met with the customer stakeholders to understand what they were trying to accomplish and documented an overall high-level scope of how the project could look. Then began to do our research on various types of equipment and options to find the best fit for their desired objectives.

With our years of experience with automation in the oil and gas industry, we were able to use our expertise to provide a tailored custom control system. With that, we gave the customer the ability to control multiple pumps at once, with one Scada specialist and fewer on-site personnel.

This gave the customer the ability to manage their labour more effectively. Instead of putting them in high-risk locations to perform job tasks, they would instead be able to use their skilled labour to manager more equipment. This also provided the solution to have more control on a line, and identify any problems from a controlled environment with the ability of real-time data and reporting. Thus, providing transparency to their customers and gives them the ability to monitor operations from any location.

Calibrations and Shut Down Reports Various Clients

We were using paper copies of calibration reports for electronic Flow Meter (EFM) calibrations, compressor shutdowns, and site shut down checks. It was a challenging task to manage such large amounts of paper reports. These reports where not getting filled out to governed requirements, and if a calibrations report was requested, lost, or damaged, it was a timely task to track them down.

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We were using paper copies of calibration reports for electronic Flow Meter (EFM) calibrations, compressor shutdowns, and site shut down checks. It was a challenging task to manage such large amounts of paper reports. These reports where not getting filled out to governed requirements, and if a calibrations report was requested, lost, or damaged, it was a timely task to track them down.

We wanted to find a solution to the amount of paper, as well as have the forms easily assessable. We needed a way to make a digitally smart form that was cloud-based. We wanted to set rules to the form that it would need to be filled out entirely before they would be able to be submitted to the cloud-based storage. That way, we would have access to it whenever it was needed, and we knew the forms would be filled out thoroughly before they were sent in.

We started a joint venture with a company called Muddy Boots based out of Calgary. At that point, they had already developed a software program, Enhanced Production Audit Program (EPAP). This software had all the other components that we needed to make our hopes a reality, except for EFM Calibration reporting and tracking.

Working alongside one another, we were able to build and implement an active smart calibration report. It met all the governed requirements and was cloud-based. This meant all reports would be filled out correctly and efficiently monitored. Also, it allowed us to be able to access, print, and share whenever they were requested just by logging into the system.

Calibrations and Shut Down Reports Encana 14-30

While working on a facility expansion for a client, we ran into trouble with the late delivery of a critical separator package. The separator contained 70% of new I/O, and we still needed to ensure that we would be able to meet our schedule.

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While working on a facility expansion for a client, we ran into trouble with the late delivery of a critical separator package. The separator contained 70% of new I/O, and we still needed to ensure that we would be able to meet our schedule.

With this unforeseen circumstance, we had to do some problem-solving to ensure we wouldn’t go over schedule or budget for our client. Considering our options, we decided to try and adjust our work plan and create a new way to navigate a plan that would ensure we stayed on track. When taking into account the delay that the late delivery would cause, we decided to move our workforce around into the other areas we still needed to complete for the expansion. We wanted to make sure that this would not set us back. We made it a goal to have everything else on the job-ready by the time the package would arrive.

Once the package did finally arrive, we piped, pulled, terminated, and commissioned the rest of the facility. We had no control over when the package delivery dates would be, and because of that, we took the situation and chose to work with what we could. We wanted to ensure we would get the best job done no matter the circumstances for our customers.

We were able to take what would have been a potential scheduling delay and re-align our project schedule and workforce. With that, we were able to complete the project three days ahead of schedule, and we were even under our target estimate. We were able to take a potential set back and problem-solve the situation into one that would benefit ourselves and our clients.

Safety Incident – Wellsite peel/put back

Having a safety incident occur when on the job site is never a good thing, especially when it could have been avoided. In the past, we had such a safety incident happen, and using that incident as a learning tool; it will now be avoided from happening again.

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Having a safety incident occur when on the job site is never a good thing, especially when it could have been avoided. In the past, we had such a safety incident happen, and using that incident as a learning tool; it will now be avoided from happening again.

During this particular job, we had a worker get injured while they were performing a routine task. While the worker was working on performing wellsite peel/put backs, a piece of equipment fell on him. The falling pressure switch fell through the cable tray and landed on his hand. Typically, when performing this work, we would store the switches in the cable trays above the ground without fixing the switch into place. The odds of the switch falling through the tray rungs was thought to be very slim.

After the injury occurred, we assessed how the injury could have come about and how it could have been avoided. Even though the chances of having the same event happen again would be rare, there was still a possibility that this same injury could happen to occur. Which was not something we were not willing to repeat. Instead of continuing with the same method, we decided that moving forward, whenever possible, we would make sure the pressure switches would be disconnected and placed on the ground. Making sure it is in a safe place where they would not fall on any workers.

Since making this change, we have had no recurring injuries. Especially since the initial injury could have been avoided; we wanted to make sure we learned from the incident and prevent it from happening again.

Safety is vital, and no matter what we need to keep looking for ways to make our sites the safest they possibly can be. Unfortunately, due to the repetitive nature of the task, complacency, and had routine crept. This behavior is what leads to increased odds of injuries occurring.

We used this incident as an excellent opportunity for everyone to learn from, and not have it repeated in the future. Some of our most simple and routine tasks can present some of our biggest dangers, and we need to ensure we are always aware of that. Safety is a top priority not only for our workers but for our customers as well.

Equipment Protection against the Elements Chesapeake

A client had portable compressors on-site, and the weather conditions were getting ugly out. Rain, sleet, and snow were going to affect the compressors. The customer wanted to find a cost-effective way to cover the unit while also retaining as much heat as possible.

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A client had portable compressors on-site, and the weather conditions were getting ugly out. Rain, sleet, and snow were going to affect the compressors. The customer wanted to find a cost-effective way to cover the unit while also retaining as much heat as possible.

We traveled to the site to get a better idea of how to come up with the best approach to the situation. We researched different building designs to see which would best suit the customer’s needs. They needed a structure that would be sturdy and have the option to be portable or stationary. With this project, the customer wanted the best of both worlds, and we were determined to make that happen.

While doing our research, we found and partnered up with a company that could supply a smart and somewhat portable solution that would cover the entire unit. The final product is a versa-tube structure. We added insulated panels as well on the ends to help retain heat in the winter. The customer was delighted with the final product, and we sold and installed the structures.

The customer gave us several kudos for willing to go the extra mile, researching several alternatives and producing a good looking and efficient final product.

Cost Saving Solutions Chesapeake energy

The customer came to us looking for a cost-saving solution for new construction GPUs. We advised them that we could build an economical meter run building which could measure gas on declining wells. This would, in turn, allow them to pull GPU from declining wells and use it on new construction buildings.

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The customer came to us looking for a cost-saving solution for new construction GPUs. We advised them that we could build an economical meter run building which could measure gas on declining wells. This would, in turn, allow them to pull GPU from declining wells and use it on new construction buildings.

To date, we have done 19 of these projects for our client, resulting in approximately $30,000 savings per well.

We were brought into the planning stages of this project very late in the game. As a team, we adapted to our timeline, formed a team capable of completing the project efficiently. By our second install, we had managed to complete the install in a time that the customer thought would be impossible. The crew that put this together did fantastic work, and we as a company were very proud of!

Testimonials
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Our alliance with CT is beneficial to Aureus as we are aligned with experts in their respective field. Their expertise allows us to focus on executing our projects while staying on top of regulatory changes. That combined with their skill set and experience ensures we are delivering top quality products as we continue to innovate and evolve into a fully automated process for all our service lines.

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Jason Tocheniuk

Aureus Energy

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Control Tech is a great Instrumentation company, and their people go above and beyond to get you back up and running. 

Whether it’s finding you critical parts or everyday service, they are a one-stop-shop. Thanks for your help. 

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Todd Crann, Maintenance Coordinator

Hammerhead Resources Inc

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Control Tech has consistently supplied us with prompt service and qualified people.

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Mark Moxness

AltaGas

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When you work in the field such as I do, you know that anything that can go wrong will go wrong, and always at the most inconvenient of times. Control Tech has always gone above and beyond when I have been in need of anything from tools to equipment and even extra hands in certain emergency situations. They always strive to understand my needs and execute customer service flawlessly.

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Amber Gusler

Chesapeake 

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PES has had the privilege to work with Control Tech over the last 5 years. Control Tech works directly with Purnell Energy Services for modular construction at our yard in GP and we also enjoy the opportunity to work side by side on various construction sites with multiple clients. It is my opinion that Control Tech provides quality service and always has the required talent and skills to perform their work safely and on schedule. Although I have only been a director at Purnell for five years, I have had the opportunity to work with Control Tech over the last 12 years and I am pleased to report my experience has always been positive.

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Nathan Purnell, Director

Purnell Energy Services Ltd.

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Control Tech has been working closely with Aureus for quite a while now. In that time, we have come to know there staff (field level and management) very closely and I can’t speak highly enough for there personalities, professionalism, technologies, and work ethic. Control Tech has never failed to deliver! Whether it be a 3am tech call to a critical time crunch on a project. The staff is like family to us and I wouldn’t think of using any other outfit.

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James Gaudet

Aureus Energy

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For the last 10+ years, Control Tech has been at the top of my list for oilfield E&I service providers. Whether you’re dealing with new construction or day to day maintenance, the Control Tech team always meets or exceeds expectations. Managements upfront and honest approach to their business results in projects being completed on schedule and on budget. I honestly can’t say enough good things about this group. I would recommend their services to anyone in the industry.

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Jesse Chapman

Tourmaline Oil Corp