North American Oil & Gas Pipelines

MAY 2018

North American Oil & Gas Pipelines covers the news shaping the business of oil and gas pipeline construction and maintenance in North America, including pipeline installation methods, integrity management innovations and managerial strategies.

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28 North American Oil & Gas Pipelines | MAY 2 018 pressure pipe is what makes it unique. Most of these lines are designed to just go point-to-point so that customers can fill pits. Our water delivery system is going to be much more dynamic." From the nine risers, Winkler Services will be able to run flow lines up to seven miles from the transmission main. With temporary lines, the system could deliver water directly to drilling sites located across more than 200,000 acres in the Delaware. The addition of a second phase to the project could provide an additional 14 or 15 miles of transmission line to the south from which more risers would provide water delivery points. Lynch said Winkler Services is fortunate to have a great capital partner committed to building out the infrastructure needed to serve this area as demand continues to increase. With the amount of activity in the Delaware Basin, the need for water is immediate and robust. Trucking water is expensive and adds to the amount of travel on roadways that are already experiencing higher traffic volumes than ever be- fore. Being able to move this volume of water through the 18-mile pipeline has the potential of reducing over 22,000 miles of truck traffic per day in the area. Therefore, it became essential to complete the pipeline as quickly as possible using the turnkey, design-build process. "Teaming with PSC and Winkler Services to build this proj- ect under a design-build platform has fast-tracked and over- lapped the phases of the project which will ultimately allow us to have water flowing to customers in six months from start to finish," said John Sedbrook, Permian Basin manager of Garney Construction. "The design-build process integrates the field knowledge that Garney holds with the design exper- tise of PSC and will deliver a cost effective, engineered water delivery system in the shortest period of time possible." Adding to the unique and innovative design of this wa- ter transmission line is the use of PVC pipe rather than the HDPE pipe traditionally used in the oilfield. The 24-in. PVC pipe allows the system to deliver water at a maximum flow rate of 250,000 barrels per day (bpd). "PVC is considered a longer-lasting material than HDPE, more appropriate for a non-temporary pipeline. PVC was also determined to be the most efficient piping product due to its superior flow characteristics. An HDPE pipe requires two and half times thicker walls than a PVC pipe to get the same pres- sure rating," said PSC's project engineer Ryan Kennerly, P.E. "The increased flow in the PVC pipe permitted a reduction in the nominal pipe diameter compared to an equivalent HDPE product. This allowed for less expensive easement procure- ment and reduced ongoing operational costs by limiting the power consumption of the pump station." Established in 1945, PSC provides comprehensive engi- neering design services for water infrastructure projects in the private and public sectors. The company has more than 300 employees in nine offices across Texas and New Mexico. The Midland office was established in 1979, serving the com- munities of the Permian Basin for more than 40 years. "This innovative system is designed to provide flexible de- livery of water to meet the ever-changing demands of the oil and gas industry. Teaming with Garney to install the system provided an innovative, comprehensive, reliable, engineered system in a timely manner," said Jay Edwards, an engineer and COO for PSC. "We've appreciated working with Winkler Services first to preserve drinking water for our communities and now to develop this comprehensive solution to efficient- ly and safely deliver water to the oilfield." Established in 2014 and based in Houston, Winkler Hold- ings was formed to provide a complete water cycle solution in the Delaware Basin, focused in Winkler, Loving and Ward counties in Texas. Winkler Services focuses on source water ownership and supply and is a sister company to Winkler Solutions, Winkler Midstream and Winkler Sand. All are part of the Winkler Companies. "It's a great project for us, for Parkhill, for Garney and everyone in the Permian Basin," Lynch said. "We're ex- cited to be working with a designer and construction firm that understand the needs and large-scale production for this type of infrastructure. For the Winkler Companies, this is just the beginning." Travis Cram is the communications manager for the engineering f irm Park hill, Smith and Cooper. Photos on p. 26 cour tesy of Garney Construc tion. With measures in place to protect the public drinking water, Winkler Services has focused on helping production soar in the Delaware Basin. Major subdivisions and boundaries of the Permian Basin in west Texas and southeastern New Mexico. (Source: National Energy Technology Laboratory – U.S. Department of Energy)

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