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Comtech Industries公司因其在环境管理方面的成就而被授予最佳。该公司依靠整体安全性与作业表现而获得认可，其利用DYNA罐来努力减少土地污染，并防止近700万磅废料进入垃圾填埋场。Comtech Industries公司还提供水处理系统与钻井服务方案，旨在使天然气勘探更加高效、有效与环保。该公司提供水处理与钻井方案，其中在Marcellus与Utica盆地实施了“未来井平台”。 该公司在东北地区的作业成果包括减少了异地卡车运输、取消蓄水坑以及减少固体废物。据该公司介绍，这些成果已经减少了对地区的环境影响。
Energy Recovery公司的PX压力交换器被认为是今年值得注意的新技术之一，该装置可帮助海水淡化厂更高效地运行。PX压力交换器可回收本来会在脱盐过程中损失的能量。该装置能够从海水的高压废液中获取液压能，并将该能量转移至低压给水，效率高达98％，而且无需电力。据Energy Recovery公司介绍，与此前方法相比能源消耗显著降低。此装置只有一个可移动部件，由耐腐蚀陶瓷制成，该公司声明此材料的耐磨性是钢的三倍。Energy Recovery公司的PX压力交换器适用于高压海水以及低压盐水反渗透系统。
Hydralift RMOW公司因其液压抽油杆提升装置而获得最佳。据Hydralift公司介绍，该工具可用来取代传统的抽油杆提升方法。该装置只需一名操作员安全、简单、高效地调节抽油机井的泵冲程长度。它可以通过同步的液压活塞来移除或调节抽油机井上的配重，这些液压活塞将抽油杆的重量从抽油机的承载杆转移至井口。然后以作业所需的长度引入垫片，活塞再将抽油杆的重量转移回承载杆上。Hydralift系统的安全提升能力为40000磅，其软管、接头、油缸以及泵的额定安全工作负荷为10000 psi。
Norriseal WellMark公司因其Tritex II电动调节器而被认可。Tritex II被部署在Denver- Julesburg盆地，一家位于丹佛的勘探开发公司正在寻求加强环境管理并解决短时排放带来的经济影响。从2014年开始，该公司开始用Norriseal 2200系列控制阀与CBV 2500控制球阀来代替气举装置中的150个气动控制阀，这两种阀门都安装了Tritex II电动调节器。Tritex II调节器所需功率更小，并可通过太阳能进行作业。运用此调节器使探勘开发公司消除了大约5660万立方米/年（2百万立方英尺/年）的短时排放。Norriseal WellMark公司表示，通过消除阀门的排放量，该公司每年可回收约200万美元的可销售天然气。
U.S. Well Services公司（USWS）因其Clean Fleet完井技术而获奖。USWS公司的Clean Feet是一种天然气驱动的纯电动可移动整井压裂系统。据USWS公司介绍，Clean Fleet有助于减少99％的排放，减少噪音污染，同时节省高达40000美元/天的运营成本。Clean Fleet的泵车拥有独立的1750马力发动机，以5.7兆瓦（兆瓦电力）燃气涡轮发电机所产生的电力来运行。据USWS公司介绍，该系统可以使水力压裂作业变得更清洁、更安静、更不破坏周边社区。USWS公司还指出，通过使用天然气，Clean Fleet系统可免除约25台柴油卡车到井场，这些通常是水平压裂完井所需要的。
Best of 2017: Completions And Production Companies, Systems Garnering Attention
Calfrac was awarded in excellence in well completions for its CalVisc system. According to the company, CalVisc was developed as an alternative to traditional crosslinked fluid systems and offers proppant placement technology equivalent to crosslinked fluid systems. The CalVisc system increases proppant pack conductivity compared to guar-based fluid systems while generating significant viscosity at low shear rates. Calfrac reported that the CalVisc system requires fewer chemicals, improving an operation’s economics and reducing operational and HSE complexity with fewer trucks on location and less use of chemicals. A CalVisc customer reported that using the system simplified the execution of its company’s fracturing job and allowed it to increase pump rates with minimal impact on pumping pressures. The customer also said the system helped reduce heating demands, which led to overall cost reductions.
Comtech Industries was awarded for its achievements in environmental stewardship. The company was recognized for its overall safety and operational performance, its efforts to reduce land disturbances with its DYNA tanks and the nearly 7 million pounds of waste the company has prevented from going into landfills. Comtech Industries offers water treatment systems and drilling service programs designed to make natural gas exploration more efficient, effective and environmentally friendly. The company provides water treatment and drilling programs, including implementation of its “Wellpad of the Future” in the Marcellus and Utica basins. Results of the company’s efforts in the northeast have included reduced offsite truck hauling, the elimination of impoundment pits and reductions of waste solids. These efforts have resulted in a reduced environmental footprint in the region, according to the company.
DynaEnergetics was recognized as one of the top manufacturers of the year for its achievements with its DynaStage selective perforating system. According to DynaEnergetics, the DynaStage system enables operators to transition away from traditional field wiring and assembly of perforating guns. In one case in the Denver-Julesburg Basin an operator deployed more than 7,000 consecutive DynaStage units without a misfire or a failure. DynaStage is a fully disposable, maintenance-free system that utilizes TopFire surface connection technology in place of detonator connection wires. The tool can be used for natural completions or horizontal shale gas fracture stimulation. DynaEnergetics offers solutions for perforating and well completion systems worldwide for both conventional and unconventional operations as well as pipe recovery and well abandonment.
（4）PX Pressure Exchanger
Recognized as one of the notable new technologies of the year is Energy Recovery’s PX Pressure Exchanger, a system that helps desalination plants run more efficiently and profitably. The PX Pressure Exchanger recycles energy that would otherwise be lost in the desalination process. The system captures hydraulic energy from the high-pressure reject stream of seawater and transfers this energy to low-pressure feed water with up to 98% efficiency without the need for electrical power. The result is a significant reduction in energy consumption over previous methods, according to Energy Recovery. The system features only one moving part, created out of a corrosion-proof ceramic that the company states is three times more abrasion-resistant than steel. Energy Recovery’s PX Pressure Exchanger works for both high-pressure seawater and low-pressure brackish reverse-osmosis systems.
Eureka Resources was recognized as a leading company in water management in the Marcellus and Utica basins. The company provides oil and gas E&P companies with a variety of water management and treatment services, including waste/wastewater transportation services, treatment of wastewater at advanced centralized wastewater treatment facilities, storage of raw and treated wastewater and production of usable byproducts. Its water treatment system involved the use of mechanical systems to minimize wastewater volumes and generate freshwater effluent and reusable byproducts, including high-purity sodium chloride and calcium chloride salts. The company operates three wastewater treatment facilities in the northeast to service companies working in the Marcellus and Utica basins. Those facilities enable oil and gas producers to reduce transportation and production costs as well as the amount of freshwater needed for drilling and production operations, the company stated.
Fortis Energy Services’ FortisTRAC system was recognized as one of the industry’s best new technologies of the year. The workover rig technology delivers real-time data to operators along with the ability to add customizable functionality and key performance indicators. According to the company, the FortisTRAC system includes a mobile command center onsite with fully functioning satellite internet services. The system allows customers to view what is happening live on location and downhole from their offi ce or via a mobile device. The system also compiles and archives the tracked data onsite to create a history to aid in future continuous improvement. Additionally, the FortisTRAC assists in post-accident investigation to see data output from each piece of equipment to ensure operators followed proper operating procedures when an incident occurs.
（7）Hydralift rod lifting device
Hydralift RMOW was awarded for its hydraulic rod lifting device. According to Hydralift, the tool is used to replace conventional rod lifting methods. The device allows a single operator to adjust pump spacing on a rod pump well safely, easily and more efficiently. It can be used to remove or induce a tag on a rod-pumped well by synchronized hydraulic pistons, which transfer the weight of the rod off of the pumping unit’s carrier bar and onto the wellhead. A spacer is then introduced in the length necessary for the application, and pistons transfer the weight of the rodstring back onto the carrier bar. The Hydralift system has been rated to safely lift 40,000 lb. Its hoses, fittings, cylinders and pump are rated to a safe working load of 10,000 psi.
Norriseal WellMark was recognized for its Tritex II electric actuator. The Tritex II was deployed in the Denver- Julesburg Basin for a Denver-based E&P company that was looking to enhance its environmental stewardship and resolve the economic impact of fugitive emissions. Beginning in 2014 the company began replacing 150 pneumatically controlled valves in its gas-lift injection application with Norriseal Series 2200 control valves and CBV 2500 control ball valves, both fitted with Tritex II electric actuators. The Tritex II actuators require less power and operate via solar power systems. The applications of the actuators resulted in the elimination of about 56.6 Mcm/year (2 MMcf/year) in fugitive emissions by the E&P company. By eliminating emissions from the valves, the company is recovering an estimated $2 million per year in marketable natural gas, according to Norriseal WellMark.
Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) and GlassPoint Solar were honored for combined efforts on the Miraah solar energy project operating in Oman. Miraah harnesses the sun’s energy to produce steam that is subsequently used in thermal EOR to recover Oman’s heavy oil. According to GlassPoint Solar, the project replaces natural gas usually burned to produce steam, saving more than 300,000 tonnes of carbon emissions annually. To maintain continuous steam injection, solar steam is injected during the day, and steam produced by burning natural gas is injected at night. Studies from PDO and Stanford University found that solar could provide up to 80% of a field’s annual steam requirements, significantly reducing the amount of gas consumed for thermal EOR. The project broke ground in 2015 and produces more than 1 GW of thermal energy.
U.S. Well Services (USWS) was awarded for its Clean Fleet well completion technology. USWS’ Clean Feet is a fully electric fully mobile well stimulation system powered by natural gas. According to USWS, Clean Fleet helps reduce emissions by 99% and decreases sound pollution while generating operational cost savings by up to $40,000/day. Clean Fleet’s pump truck features independent 1,750-hp engines that run on electric power generated by 5.7 MWe (megawatt electrical) natural gas-fueled turbine generators. According to USWS, the system results in hydraulic fracturing operations that run cleaner, quieter and safer and are less disruptive to neighboring communities. USWS stated that by utilizing natural gas, the Clean Fleet system helps eliminate about 25 diesel truck deliveries to the well site that are typically required for horizontal fracturing completions.