New product demonstrated to select Queensland CSG operators at private events near Brisbane
14 August 2017 (Laramie, Wyo USA) – WellDog announced today that it has successfully launched the ProSleave™ wellhead protection system designed to eliminate the rising costs of solids-driven erosion in wellheads. The product was introduced late last week to coal seam gas operators that attended private demonstrations of the device near Brisbane. At the events, held in multiple sessions over two days, CSG operators learned about the product and how it can be used to retrofit existing live wellheads and viewed installations of the devices into an example wellhead.
“The ProSleave product takes a major solids headache for CSG operators and makes it immediately manageable,” said James Walker, President and COO of WellDog. “The new ProSleave solution has been custom engineered by our partner to fit the specific needs of Queensland CSG operators.”
The new product launch is the result of an exclusive strategic alliance between ProSleave Distribution Pty Ltd (PSD), associated with Keli Oil and Gas Holdings Pty Ltd, and WellDog. PSD has used proprietary ceramic components to protect downstream equipment from solids-based erosion in gathering systems for Queensland CSG operators. After learning that similar erosion was occurring in wellheads, PSD adapted its solution to work in that application and then developed a novel, patent pending system for inserting the sleeves into CSG wellheads without the need for a rig or to stop the well’s production.
The companies subsequently partnered so that WellDog could use its proven local expertise to install the product safely and reliably in large volumes. WellDog and PSD have begun limited customer trials in Queensland and are seeing high demand for the product.
“We were pleased that the launch went so well,” said Kevin Hadfield, Managing Director of PSD. “We firmly believe that the ProSleave product will resolve the wellhead erosion issues that Queensland’s CSG industry has been suffering in recent years. It is the only product of its type in the world, and we developed it specifically for Queensland. The issues are so pervasive, we couldn’t possibly begin to address the entire demand today. We are working full tilt to increase our manufacturing and service capabilities to meet that demand.”
Queensland’s CSG production has been plagued by produced solids since the industry started a decade ago. In the past six years, WellDog became the industry leader in managing solids production issues by introducing to the market pump protection products like the PCPDefenderTM automatic diverter valve and production optimisation tools like the PressureTunerTM downhole pressure monitoring system.
Similar challenges exist in other oil and gas operations around the world. WellDog and PSD are working to bring the ProSleave product to North American shortly.
ABOUT ProSleave Distribution Pty Ltd: ProSleave Distribution is a company that was formed to address specific concerns around erosion/corrosion mitigation in the Australian CSG industry. For more information, visit www.khogc.com . “ProSleave” is a trademark of ProSleave Distribution Pty Ltd. All rights reserved. The ProSleave product is patent pending.