SAGD / CSS Wellpads

Equinox’s design philosophy regarding SAGD and CSS well pads is to ‘design one, build many’. We work with our clients to develop a sustainable design to incorporate all requirements of the reservoir and process conditions, balanced against the requirements of the production strategy, the facility design and operational preferences. Within the scope of a large well pad program, we provide our clientele with opportunities to standardize the design allowing consistency and cost effectiveness going forward.

Leismer L7 Pad Expansion

Equinox delivered engineering and procurement services for this SAGD well pad expansion at Leismer. The expansion included five new SAGD well pairs, associated pipe rack modules and new MCC package, utilizing a highly modularized approach to minimize the high cost of site work. Innovation in design was achieved through close discipline interaction and close communication with the client and operations, resulting in a cost effective and fit for purpose approach.

Mackay River Pad Expansion

Executed the engineering design, procurement, fabrication, construction and commissioning for MacKay River Pad 826. The project consisted of two additional SAGD well pairs and interconnecting pipe racks designed and installed on an operational SAGD wellpad.  The program leveraged an existing Equinox Standard Design for a SAGD wellpair. The project reduced the client’s original budget by 40%. The wellpair module was installed and ready for service within 9 months of award, well ahead of schedule.

Sunrise Sustaining Wellpads

Phase 1 Sustaining Well Pads, consists of horizontal well pairs (one steam injector and one producer) and related well pad facilities, infield steam and emulsion pipelines and tie-ins to the Sunrise Central Processing Facility. ESP’s will be used as artificial lift for production wells. Production fluids at the well heads downstream of the choke valves will contain bitumen and produced water. Operating pressure at the well heads shall prevent water flashing. Production from each well head shall be tested at well pad.

Equinox works with clients to develop sustainable, balanced designs that incorporate all requirements and process conditions.