Snubbing Services

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Specialized Expertise in Snubbing Completion, Intervention and Optimization Technology

High Arctic, and our US division Powerstroke Well Control Inc., are the industry-renowned experts in snubbing and underbalanced services. We deliver specialized snubbing equipment and crews to your site to handle all underbalanced situations.

With High Arctic’s equipment and crews, you can handle completions, drilling, workovers, and more. We have the capabilities to rotary drill and perform cleanouts on cased and open hole programs. With our snubbing expertise, you can expect savings on completion costs too.

You drill to get the maximum potential out of your wells. Snubbing reduces costs without damaging the formation. When you’re working on underbalanced wells, bring in the specialists: High Arctic Energy Services.

Foothills Stand Alone Snubbing System – Class III System

The Foothills Stand Alone Snubbing System is High Arctic’s comprehensive equipment solution for efficient well servicing. This snubbing system stands apart in its class by providing additional well servicing equipment: a Class III BOP/accumulator system, pipe handling system, light plant, mud tank, and triplex pump.

With the Foothills’ inclusive features, you won’t need additional equipment to meet your service needs. This system’s overall efficiency is underscored by fast deployment – the Foothills can be moved on site, rigged up, and function tested for fast and immediate service.

When it comes to lift power and trip time, the Foothills can handle 120,000 pounds and 1 joint per minute; snub force is 70,000 pounds. The Foothills’ unique Load Management System allows wellbore work to be performed without transfer of extra weight to the wellhead. Safety features include an escape egress slide for quick exits, and a slip interlock system to prevent inadvertent.

Benefits and Features of High Arctic’s Foothills Stand Alone Snubbing System:

  • Class III 35 mPa primary BOP/ 378 L accumulator system
  • 3,000 ft/lbs Rotary drilling system for drill out applications
  • Equipped with a four slip configuration that allows complete mechanical control of the tubulars while snubbing light pipe or running heavy pipe
  • Slip Interlock System for increased safety while moving tubulars
  • Fassi 800 picker for lifting, rig up and pipe handling
  • Pipe handling system with catwalk and racks
  • Mobile pump and tank
  • Escape Egress Slide for additional safety, providing quick work-floor exit in case of emergency
  • Load Management System for snubbing/wellhead stabilization
  • Capable of tripping tubing in excess of 3500 meters
  • Rotary drilling system built into the travelling jack assembly

Stand Alone Snubbing System – Class II System

The Stand Alone Snubbing System is High Arctic’s inclusive solution for completions and workovers in place of a workover rig/rig assist snubbing unit combination.

The all mobile, self-contained Stand Alone can be moved on site, rigged up, and function tested for fast and immediate service. The Stand Alone also features a mobile pump and tank, with a class II BOP system. The Stand Alone is free-standing, minimizing ground disturbance.

The Stand Alone can handle 120,000 pounds and 1 joint per minute; snub force is 70,000 pounds. The Stand Alone’s unique Load Management System allows wellbore work to be performed without transfer of extra weight to the wellhead. Safety features include an escape egress slide for quick exits, LED lighting, and a slip interlock system to prevent inadvertent slip openings.

Benefits and Features of High Arctic’s Stand Alone Snubbing System:

  • Class II primary BOP/accumulator system
  • Equipped with four slip configuration that allows complete mechanical control of the tubulars while snubbing light pipe or running heavy pipe
  • Slip Interlock System for increased safety while moving tubulars
  • Picker for lifting, rig up, and pipe handling
  • Mobile pump and tank
  • Escape Egress Slide for additional safety, providing quick work-floor exit in case of emergency
  • Load Management System for snubbing/wellhead stabilization
  • Capable of tripping tubing up to 6000 meters

Rig Assist Snubbing Unit

High Arctic’s Rig Assist Snubbing Unit is a truck-mounted hydraulic system that can be used on most service and drilling rigs to manage underbalanced wellbore conditions.

Typically, the Rig Assist Snubbing Unit is contracted to work on snubbing operations as needed. Its modular design means that rig up is fast and efficient. In most cases the rig requires just one lift to set the unit in place.

The Rig Assist Snubbing Unit utilizes hydraulic rams to efficiently handle pipe. Lift power and snub force is 120,000 pounds and 70,000 pounds respectively.

Benefits and Features of High Arctic’s Rig Assist Snubbing Unit:

  • High Arctic Rig Assist Unit
  • Truck-mounted 5000 psi secondary BOP stack
  • Annular and Single Gate pressure control
  • Hydraulic tubing power tongs
  • Spooling necessary for multiple stack configurations
  • Equalize line for connecting to casing valve, or valve with access to well pressure

Power Tower

High Arctic’s US Division, Powerstroke Well Control Ltd, has developed the technology to install a Snubbing Unit and Blowout Preventer’s in one lift.

The unit has enhanced safety features for handling overhead equipment during drilling/circulating operations and has been designed without the need for anchors. Double joints can be racked without a worker positioned on the tubing board.

The unit offers two extended position options:

  • 80 feet for handling single joints
  • 128 feet for handling double joints

Free-Standing L-Frame

High Arctic’s Hydraulic Workover (HWO) Units include a patented L-Frame equipment configuration, which has numerous efficiencies when compared to rig and rig assist units, or traditional self-contained packages.

  • The L-Frame design’s reduced footprint and rig up capabilities produce a 2-4 hour per well advantage over its competition (with a reduced crew count) and make it optimal for tight well spacings.
  • The L-Frame mast eliminates critical crane lifts over energized equipment or personnel during rig in and rig out operations.
  • The L-Frame HWO design delivers the ability to push, pull & rotate tubulars without having to stop and rig in auxiliary equipment.
  • The L-Frame carrier delivers pipe racks, catwalk, pressure testing system, remote BOP stand, class III primary BOP stack and HWO unit in 1 load.

The L-Frame design has successfully completed thousands of jobs for customers in Canada and the United States, and easily adapts to all classes of wells and stack configurations.

Benefits and Features of High Arctic’s L-Frame Unit:

  • No Need for Anchors and Guylines
  • On -Board Glycol Pressure Test System
  • Can Make 100% Road Bans
  • No Critical Picker Lifts
  • Class III Primary BOP Systems (Shear Ram Capable)
  • 10K BOP Capable
  • Ram to Ram Capable for High Pressure Operations
  • SnubScape Egress System

Locations

Our operation facilities are well positioned to meet the service demands of a wide variety of completions and workovers in Western Canada and the Western United States.

Acheson:

27750 Acheson Road

Phone:  1.780.948.3000

Grande Prairie:

9510 – 81 Avenue, Clairmont

Phone: 1.780.567.5180

Greeley, Colorado:

B-20140 E. 8th Street

Phone: 1.970.212.3377