A Innovations and Contributions to the Industry
Learning is a part of our DNA. More importantly, we apply what we have learned for the betterment of our customers, employees, and community. DWS has made significant investments in technology, innovation, and processes, all designed with efficiency and environmental sustainability in mind.
DWS is the only Snubbing company in North America to have earned the API Q2 certification for quality management.
We are relentless about continuous improvement, eliminating waste, and constantly raising the bar to achieve superior performance. Our industry innovations and contributions start from a foundation of quality performance. DWS is the only Snubbing company in North America to have earned the API Q2 certification for quality management. In fact, the DWS Quality Management System is certified by both API Q2 and ISO 9001:2015.
Our designation as API Q2/ISO9001 Certified exemplifies our commitment to continuous improvement, mitigating risk, and providing our customers a competitive advantage in the safest and most environmentally conscious way possible.
“Our QMS is the backbone of our internal management systems and internal controls. Because of our commitment to quality, our customers know and trust that we do not cut corners on any aspect of our business. Our accreditations are a result of our commitment to quality and to the performance of our customers.”
Dave Mulvihill, VP, HSQE and Administration
Generation 6 Hydraulic Completion Units (HCU)
At the heart of our technology program is the development of our Generation 6 HCU Snubbing units. This record-breaking technology has proven that total depth can be reached safely and quickly on 30,000-plus foot MD wells and 20,000-plus foot super laterals and can be done in one trip using one bit to save time and cost. Efficiencies include:
- Reduced chemical usage by 1/3
- Improved chemical cost savings of 62% per well
- Decrease in tubing install phase by 16%
The 300K HCUs include features such as a quick-pick design, a slip interlock system, and purpose-engineered components to enhance the rotary and pressure control capabilities of the integrated rig/snubbing unit.
The economic rationale behind extended-reach wells is predicated on lowering the total cost per completed foot of lateral and enabling safe and reliable one-bit, one-trip operations.
“DWS is an industry leader in technological innovations. Everything we do is for the betterment of our customers. We strive to reduce resource consumption wherever possible and eliminate unnecessary risks. From rig design, to operational monitoring software and industry leading training, we are setting the standard for performance.”
Matt Tourigny, VP, Marketing and Innovation
Approximately 90% of our equipment is manufactured in the United States. Here, we have better environmental policies and labor practices than developing countries and have reduced supply chain expenses as a result. Today, we are looking into converting our HCU fleet powerpacks to a dual fuel natural gas/electric direct drive turbine to reduce or eliminate emissions from our current diesel engines.
To support our Generation 6 HCUs we have patented the Snubwell® Data Acquisition System (DAS). Our DAS provides customers 24/7 real-time condition-based monitoring of their wellbores during operations. The Snubwell® system monitors more than a dozen key performance indicators providing immediate feedback to drive on-site rig performance. Our Engineering team creates custom post-job reports for well-analysis leading to improved drill-out efficiencies. Our technology provides quicker completion of the well reducing energy and resource consumption. Having a combination of real-time and historical data for analysis before, during, and after the job is essential to continuously improve performance, eliminate potential problems, and ultimately, save our customers money.
Virtual Reality Simulator
DWS has invested in a state-of-the-art Snubbing Simulator, customized for DWS Generation 6 HCU equipment. The latest up date to our Simulator utilizes industry-leading Oculus VR (virtual reality) headsets to provide an unparalleled in-basket snubbing experience. The simulator mirrors the control panel present on all DWS snubbing units to give the most realistic feel possible. Our simulator allows us to create a variety of compromised well control (blowout) situations in a controlled environment delivering the most realistic training experience, resulting in knowledgeable and confident operators able to complete a snubbing operation safely and efficiently.
“We have embraced the use of cutting-edge technology. It has become our competitive advantage. We are continually looking for ways to integrate technology into our operation to improve safety, reduce costs, and provide our customers with value added information to make the best decisions possible.”
Dustin Loiselle, VP, Assets & Technology