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Service Lines | Snubbing Services 




Rig Locator

To see where Precision’s Drilling Rigs, Service Rigs and Snubbing Units are operating view our rig locator map.

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Precision Well Service Snubbing Services has a fleet of 12 truck mounted hydraulic rig assist snubbing units, 7 self-contained, free-standing snubbing units, rod snubbing services as well as freeze/hot tap service. Precision Well Service Snubbing Services operates throughout the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin as well as some Northern basins in the United States.

Snubbing is ideal for underbalanced drilling programs and by facilitating string movement under pressure, ensures that an entire drilling operation can be conducted in a continuous, pressure-controlled environment to reduce the potential for formation damage. Other advantages of using Precision Well Service Snubbing Services and underbalanced drilling operations include:

  • Boosting production by maintaining hydrostatic pressure below formation pressure
  • Reducing chances of formation damage by eliminating use of "kill" fluids
  • Protecting the environment by minimizing the chemicals in drill fluids and reducing wellsite flaring by re-circulating gas
  • Preventing fluids and cuttings from invading the formation and causing damage
  • Reducing the need for expensive reservoir stimulation treatments
  • Allowing for formation evaluation operations during drilling

Additionally, snubbing is ideal for completions and workovers in fluid sensitive formations. Other applications include:

  • Low-pressure gas wells that may not recover from overbalanced kill fluids
  • High-volume, deep gas workovers where formation sandstone clays are susceptible to swelling
  • Areas with high costs for purchase and disposal of kill fluids

Precision Well Service Snubbing Services operates a fleet of rig assist snubbing units which work in conjunction with a service rig on the well site to lift the snubbing unit into place.

Precision Well Service Snubbing Services also markets stand-alone snubbing units that do not require a rig on site and improve efficiency and safety with an automated pipe-handling system. A cost-effective rig up procedure as well as minimal crew and vehicle needs and a small footprint on the wellsite are among the advantages of a stand-alone snubbing unit.

Features of Precision Well Service Snubbing Services rig assist and self-contained, free-standing snubbing units include:

  • Snubbing unit engineering, construction, recertification and safety devices that comply with Industry Recommended Practice 15 Snubbing Operations
  • Crew competency and operating practices that comply with Industry Recommended Practice 15 Snubbing Operations
  • Easy to use power rotary tables which provide drilling service for most completion operations where pipe rotation is required
  • Rig assist snubbing unit design that eliminates the need for multiple operator interaction between the snubbing unit crew and the drilling or service crew

Precision Well Service Snubbing Services has an industry-leading health, safety and environment (HSE) initiative called Target Zero which places a premium on safe working practices. When coupled with Precision's other training and employee initiatives, these programs consistently yield top-quality personnel for Precision Well Service Snubbing Services who exceed industry safety standards and customer expectations.


Contacts:

  • Toll Free...................................................................................................1-800-232-7219
  • Calgary..................................................................................................... (403) 716-4500
  • Clairmont, AB.............................................................................................(780) 539-4440
  • Red Deer, AB............................................................................................. (403) 755-2001