H2S Scavenging Costs Reduced with Non Triazine SGT-281

New projects always bring a sense of urgency and excitement. When the project is with a new customer that feeling is amplified. After pursuing a customer for we were finally awarded an opportunity with them in the Permian Basin. Being a new customer we had a significant Bold presence on location: HSE, Sales, Engineering, Operations, and upper management including CEO all showed up to assist and execute the project.

Our objective with this project was to reduce the total treating cost for the location. The H2S concentration and total gas flow were both higher than anticipated, which made the existing treating provider uneconomical. One challenge that made our solution attractive was difficulty disposing the existing hazardous chemical after it was spent. With SGT-281 they spent chemical byproducts are non-hazardous and can be disposed of easily at a salt water disposal or via other methods. Bold’s turnkey model was also another major driver. The customer had grown quickly and was having the same difficulty as everyone else at the time – finding quality people. Bold providing full operations and service allowed them to lean on a third party and not add any additional stress to their existing resources.

With all hands on deck the project was executed safely and efficiently. As you will see in the timeline the unit was set and ready to be commissioned within 6 hours from first stepping on location.

The customer was impressed with the modular equipment and ease of installation. Once the unit was brought online the operations were seamless and the unit consistently stayed within the outlet H2S specification. After a month of run time the numbers were accumulated and presented to the customer showing a significant cost savings in total spend as well as the key metric of dollars spent per pound of sulfur removed.

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The Timeline

8:00 AM – BOLD arrived on location
8:15 AM – JSA complete
8:20 AM – Crane mobilize
8:30 AM – Truck on location
9:15 AM – Main skid set
9:30 AM – Spent solution scrubber offloaded
9:40 AM – Inlet/outlet flanges bolted up
9:50 AM – Spent solution scrubber set in place
9:50 AM – PSVs bolted up
10:00 AM – Skids bolted together
10:00 AM – Inlet/outlet piping complete
10:20 AM – Tower stood
10:45 AM – Chemical make-up tank and stand set
11:10 AM – Tubing complete
11:30 AM – CTS mechanically complete
12:15 PM – Chemical make-up tank filled with 800 gallons
1:45 PM – I&E complete
2:00 PM – Contactor filled with 4200 gallons and BOLD off location

Customer is ready to open up and start treating!!

This is the first of many installs/projects we’ll be blogging about!  Each will present a new challenge and we welcome it.


Mobile Total Flow Coolers Reduce Costs and Emissions

Cost Savings.  This will be a topic of conversation for quite some time.  That’s ok though, because BOLD has a solution.

Let’s talk coolers.  Gas coolers and liquid coolers…the industry standard has been a conventional skid mounted gas or liquid cooling unit that is powered by an engine driven motor that is attached to it.  We thought, “How can we reduce our customer’s costs with this type of product?”

Logistics, telemetry, maintenance fleet, safety…these were all important measures we looked at.

A). Conventional Cooling Units will cost thousands of dollars to mobilize.  You need either a winch truck or a large double drop trailer with a crane to load and offload, yet still have to pay for a permit load.  Those are substantial costs our Customers had to worry about.  What happens if a cooler is set and the well ends up needing an intervention?  Guess what, that truck and crane have to come back out, wait, and reset.  That’s right…sky rocketing costs incur, including down time that nobody can afford right now.  Then what happens if the cooler needs to be moved to a new well?  Same costs.  See the pattern?

BOLD SOLUTION? Our B-Cool Total Flow Mobile Coolers are on trailers that can be hauled with a 3/4 ton (F-250).  The trailer connection is a standard 2 5/16 gooseneck ball.  This simplified logistics for our Customer and eliminated thousands of dollars they would typically incur.

B). Conventional Cooling Units have their own engine driven motor attached to each unit.  This means multiple PM’s, and emissions from each unit. On a 9 well pad with 9 BOLD Coolers we will have one natural gas generator with 1 PM.  The conventional approach is 9 skid or block mounted coolers with 9 engines that will all need PMs and the emission footprint is a note-worthy topic for most Operators.

BOLD SOLUTION?  We have mobile natural gas powered electric generators that we can deploy and have the capability to power up to 9 mobile coolers.  That’s 1 PM and substantial emissions reduction (i.e 9 conventional coolers will have 9 sources of emissions vs 9 BOLD total flow coolers with 1 mobile natural gas generator; having 1 source of emissions)

C). Conventional Cooling Units may not all have redress documentation and updated certifications.  Nor will they all be equipped with the robust technology to monitor flow data 24/7/365.

BOLD SOLUTION?   SAFETY is key.  With our B-Cool Fleet being new and still growing, the tube quality and piping infrastructure is superior.  In addition, we provide all redress documentation and certifications on each unit before they deploy.  Also, each unit has full scale telemetry where you can monitor, inlet/outlet pressure and temperature, ambient temperature, vibration, and VFD speed.   This can eliminate the need/liability for manpower on location to check cooler status.

There are so many “cool” features to this product and the fact that we have reduced our Customer’s project expenses on a rental asset, service costs, and emissions is a big win for both parties!

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