CAMShale service maximized performance
Cameron implemented the CAMShale fracturing fluid delivery and flowback
service, incorporating frac trees, frac manifolds, frac iron, and the FracServ
enhanced valve-reliability program. The service provides seamless delivery of
hydraulic fracturing fluid from the pumping service provider's missile trailer
to the wellbore and through to flowback. Comprehensive, integrated service and
support from a single provider helps optimize overall efficiency while reducing
NPT, costs, and environmental impact.
The fracturing environment is harsh to every component of a frac valve.
Left unchecked, fluctuating pressure coupled with erosive and corrosive service
can damage the structural integrity of the valve body while the dynamic
environment can significantly fatigue bolting. Large pressure variations and
the chemical composition of fracturing fluids reduce the lifespan of elastomers
and particulate debris affects performance of fittings.
Cameron procedures, developed by design and quality engineers, help
prevent frac valve failures, saving costly downtime for valve changeouts. The
FracServ program establishes a sequence of inspections and procedures designed
to ensure that any degradation of fracturing equipment is identified and
corrected before the equipment is reassigned. Adherence to these service
procedures provides Cameron frac valves in “as new” condition for
each fracturing project.
Operator saved USD 676,000 and multiple valve replacements in one
The operator was able to successfully ramp up operations in the
Fayetteville Shale in a safe and efficient manner. The on-time delivery of a
large number of composite block trees and the need for fewer contractors on
site reduced equipment delivery and installation costs by almost 50%. For 75
wells over one year, the operator saved approximately USD 400,000. In addition,
the use of only one contractor on location lowered costs by approximately USD
276,000. With 99% valve uptime, the operator also avoided multiple valve
replacements at USD 1.5 million each. This operation set the standard for the
operator's projects in other shale plays.