With a couple of pickup trucks, enclosed trailer, and a flat bed we're ready for any kind of operation. The insulated enclosed trailer is handy for winter operations for servicing a downhole tool with built in pipe vices. The trailer can be complimented with compressed air and a generator. Nothing worse than trying to install a frozen o-ring, in the dark, while snowing.... Our flat bed also has a pipe vice installed. It's great for pad work when a hotshot is needed to supply fresh tools. We've built our tool truck with a swing out pipe vice, lockable rocket launchers, locking tailgate, and a tonneau cover. This helps prevent theft and keeps the tools out of the harsh environment of Canadian weather.
Blacksmith Oil Tools insurance is set up so it can sub-contract with a Service Company or work directly for the Energy Company. We have General Liability Insurance of $2,000,000 auto, $5,000,000 commercial, and SECoR Safety Program in Alberta and Saskatchewan. We're registered with Complyworks and have Alberta WCB and Saskatchewan WCB.
Truck and tool trailer fully insulated equipped with pipe vice
As soon as we're done with our downhole tools in the field, we come back to the shop and disassemble our tools to prevent any corrosion from the produced water that is often pumped in operations. We don't leave it on shelf and assume it's good for next job. We've seen this mistake time and time again where companies neglect their tools. If they don't become seized, they start pitting, weakening the components of the tool. We never use a power tool to clean our threads either, which essentially removes microscopic amounts of material. Doing that dozens of times on the same thread will actually make a thread out of spec, which increases the chance of losing it down the well.
Our motors are sent back to our Canadian distributors to either get function or dyno tested to ensure it's up to par for the next job. We monitor downhole hours, fluid types, rates, etc... to determine when it's time to fully rebuild or just to replace the part. Blacksmith Oil Tools errs on the side of caution, even though it's not as lucrative, we know that a lost tool or an unhappy customer is more detrimental.
Rebuilding a 7" double grip packer. The pipe vice on a skate system helps us secure connections
When it comes to deploying our downhole tools we strive to come to the job prepared. We can use modelling software to help us predict our fluids, pump rates, and tubing forces. It helps us design a BHA that suits our customer so we get it right the first time. When introduced to a new field or a different job scope we can include our data loggers in our BHA to learn the reservoirs temperatures, pressures, and fluid types. This helps us refine our programs by taking the guess work out of the equation. This especially helps when we're using a co-mingled fluid and having to calculate fluid velocities while dealing with friction losses, volume / temp changes, and varying depths. We'll be able to time our our gel and friction reducing pills to give us the best chance to have a clean well bore while spotting the toe and heel with a friction reducer. It's our goal to provide you with the best service and well data so you can utilize it with other faucets of the industry, such as knowing your bottom hole temperature before you move a Frac crew onto location. You may find out that you have the wrong amount of breaker in your fluid program due to hotter temperatures. What other tool company does that?
Blacksmith Oil Tools downhole pressure / temp recorders to record data while well servicing.
We've all heard about the stories of Toolhands showing up to location without hand tools. I would call that counter-intuitive to say the least... Blacksmith Oil Tools has designed special tools to help us complete the job more efficiently like presses, trolley, p-test subs, gauge rings, etc. These tools were built from our field experience and feedback from our customers.
Before deploying a tool downhole, it's mandatory we supply the Company Man with a full schematic of the BHA. We discuss the job scope with the Company Man and Service Supervisor to better understand the equipment and downhole parameters. It's amazing how fluid densities, working pressures, and capabilities of on-site equipment can manipulate how we set up a tool!
Brett Olson torquing up an API thread to spec preventing a lost tool or leaky joint.