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Providing welding, fabrication and equipment for under balanced drilling in the Appalachian Basin.

HI-PASS

hi pass equipment
  • Vessel is a coded Section 8 ASME vessel
  • This system provides a safer and more efficient operation of making connections while drilling on air
  • The unit is a High-Pressure Storage System with a capacity of 800 cu/ft, with a maximum pressure rating of 1,200 psi and a pressure safety valve (PSV) rating of 1,100 psi
  • The unit is powered by electrical over pneumatic air valves. The air valves are operated either by a local control or remote system that is located at the Driller’s station in the doghouse.
  • Utilization of the system nets an estimated 15 minutes savings on time to pressure up at depth, which translates to approximately 90% reduction time to pressure up.
  • This system ensures that returns are instant during drilling, thereby reducing the opportunity for stuck pipe
  • The client will see faster and more efficient hole cleaning during operation

What Makes the Hi Pass Special?

Specialty Equipment

Found only at WC Welding. Patent Pending.

Time / Money

Estimated 15 minutes savings on time to pressure up at  depth. Saves 5 minutes per connection.

Peace of Mind

Cuttings have less time to settle so less opportunity for stuck pipe, cleaner hole and reduces chance of problems when running  casing.

Tool Longevity

Promotes longer downhole tool and bit longevity.

Safe

Electric Air Manifold. There are no manual valves to operate. The  only person who needs to operate the valves is the Driller. The Driller will actuate air valve with the push of a button.

Affordable

Packaged with the Separator this system is at a day rate that  our competitors charge for the separator.

EQUIPMENT

Shale Gas Separator

  • Customized- Available in 8” and 12”
  • No More Guessing- Equipped with a Level  Indicator, pressure indicator and a pump flow  meter along with the acoustic returns meter.  The Acoustic meter is a more accurate way to  determine when you have circulation of  cuttings. There is no need to wait which may  save 3-4 hours/ day. This is especially sped up  when used with the Hi Pass system.
  • Money Savings by not wasting -These indicators  may help save money in chemicals, such as soap  defoamers etc. so you don’t use an unnecessary  amount.
  • Communication to the Office- Information from  the separator is sent to the electronic reporting  system that your company uses and is visible to  those at the office.
  • Safe & Reliable -All equipment is Pressure  Tested before it leaves the yard. Equipment is  also tested by a third party who completes a  report and makes it available to the customer.

Separator - 12"

  • Vessel is a coded Section 8 ASME vessel as well as meeting all applicable OSHA Standards for walking/working surfaces.
  • No need for any additional air compressors for operation unlike the competition
  • Included Pump Skid delivers water from backyard into bottom of separator to carry cuttings to half-round or to a diffuser system over dryer shakers.
  • This method of discharging cuttings with the Pump Skid provides a safe, fluid seal in the bottom of the separator at all times during drilling operations.
  • Included on the separator are various sensors that can be monitored at the Pump Skid and/or through Pason/Totco technology. This allows authorized personnel to monitor the operation of the separator along side the drilling parameters to ensure the well is drilled safely and efficiently.
  • Also installed on the unit is a 150psi pressure-safety valve (PSV); in the event a portion of the vent line or the unit itself is plugged off by unforeseen material. This PSV will allow any pressure build-up in the system to be vented to atmosphere.
  • Also available is an 8” vent line system- most seen size in the air-drilling industry, however, this vessel is not coded; but these vessels are inspected by a third-party inspection company and are certified under API 510 standards.

Shale Gas Separator

  • Customized- Available in 8” and 12”
  • No More Guessing- Equipped with a Level  Indicator, pressure indicator and a pump flow  meter along with the acoustic returns meter.  The Acoustic meter is a more accurate way to  determine when you have circulation of  cuttings. There is no need to wait which may  save 3-4 hours/ day. This is especially sped up  when used with the Hi Pass system.
  • Money Savings by not wasting -These indicators  may help save money in chemicals, such as soap  defoamers etc. so you don’t use an unnecessary  amount.
  • Communication to the Office- Information from  the separator is sent to the electronic reporting  system that your company uses and is visible to  those at the office.
  • Safe & Reliable -All equipment is Pressure  Tested before it leaves the yard. Equipment is  also tested by a third party who completes a  report and makes it available to the customer.

Separator - 12"

  • Vessel is a coded Section 8 ASME vessel as well as meeting all applicable OSHA Standards for walking/working surfaces.
  • No need for any additional air compressors for operation unlike the competition
  • Included Pump Skid delivers water from backyard into bottom of separator to carry cuttings to half-round or to a diffuser system over dryer shakers.
  • This method of discharging cuttings with the Pump Skid provides a safe, fluid seal in the bottom of the separator at all times during drilling operations.
  • Included on the separator are various sensors that can be monitored at the Pump Skid and/or through Pason/Totco technology. This allows authorized personnel to monitor the operation of the separator along side the drilling parameters to ensure the well is drilled safely and efficiently.
  • Also installed on the unit is a 150psi pressure-safety valve (PSV); in the event a portion of the vent line or the unit itself is plugged off by unforeseen material. This PSV will allow any pressure build-up in the system to be vented to atmosphere.
  • Also available is an 8” vent line system- most seen size in the air-drilling industry, however, this vessel is not coded; but these vessels are inspected by a third-party inspection company and are certified under API 510 standards.

Eco Tank & Flare Stack

Eco Tank*

Last line of defense preventing “fines” from entering the flare stack.

Flare Stack with Venturi Line*

Negative pressure to evacuate hazardous  gasses away from the rig

*INCLUDED IN THE SEPARATOR PACKAGE

Eco-Tank - 12"

  • Vessel is a coded Section 8 ASME vessel
  • Unit is installed inline with the vent line to mitigate the release of water/dust/cuttings material through the flare stack during normal drilling operations.
  • Unit has the capability to have sensors installed that can monitor the tank level as well as the pressure on the unit during use. These sensors also have the capability to be monitored through the Pason/Totco system on the rig
  • If monitoring indicates the level is to high, a 4” drain is available to use to empty the unit
  • Also installed on the unit is a 150psi pressure-safety valve (PSV); in the event a portion of the vent line or the unit itself is plugged off by unforeseen material. This PSV will allow any pressure build-up in the system to be vented to atmosphere.
  • Also available is an 8” vent line system- most seen size in the air-drilling industry, however, this vessel is not coded; but these vessels are inspected by a third-party inspection company and are certified under API 510 standards.

Flare-Skid - 12"

  • The unit is designed with the mindset that the vent line and vent line fittings can be carried together. This provides a safer method of transporting pipe and fittings as well as creating a more efficient load during the rig moves.
  • During transport, the flare is mounted and properly secured to pipe clamps on the skid
  • The skid also has a mounted 12” Full-Port Check Valve. This check-valve not only provides the intended safety factor of protecting the entire system, in the event a flare flashes back into the vent line; but the check-valve is also properly sized, to give a full 12” of flow for gas to pass through the system. Unlike the competition, this system does not create unnecessary back-pressure on the well-bore allowing more efficient and safer drilling
  • The flare is provided with a 2” venturi system to ensure gas is pulled to the flare to be effectively burned-off. An optional air pressure regulator is available to ensure a consistent and constant air pressure is maintained on the unit.
  • Other available systems that can be installed on the flare system include gas detection, ignition verification, and flame monitoring

Eco Tank & Flare Stack

Eco Tank*

Last line of defense preventing “fines” from entering the flare stack.

Flare Stack with Venturi Line*

Negative pressure to evacuate hazardous  gasses away from the rig

*INCLUDED IN THE SEPARATOR PACKAGE

Eco-Tank - 12"

  • Vessel is a coded Section 8 ASME vessel
  • Unit is installed inline with the vent line to mitigate the release of water/dust/cuttings material through the flare stack during normal drilling operations.
  • Unit has the capability to have sensors installed that can monitor the tank level as well as the pressure on the unit during use. These sensors also have the capability to be monitored through the Pason/Totco system on the rig
  • If monitoring indicates the level is to high, a 4” drain is available to use to empty the unit
  • Also installed on the unit is a 150psi pressure-safety valve (PSV); in the event a portion of the vent line or the unit itself is plugged off by unforeseen material. This PSV will allow any pressure build-up in the system to be vented to atmosphere.
  • Also available is an 8” vent line system- most seen size in the air-drilling industry, however, this vessel is not coded; but these vessels are inspected by a third-party inspection company and are certified under API 510 standards.

Flare-Skid - 12"

  • The unit is designed with the mindset that the vent line and vent line fittings can be carried together. This provides a safer method of transporting pipe and fittings as well as creating a more efficient load during the rig moves.
  • During transport, the flare is mounted and properly secured to pipe clamps on the skid
  • The skid also has a mounted 12” Full-Port Check Valve. This check-valve not only provides the intended safety factor of protecting the entire system, in the event a flare flashes back into the vent line; but the check-valve is also properly sized, to give a full 12” of flow for gas to pass through the system. Unlike the competition, this system does not create unnecessary back-pressure on the well-bore allowing more efficient and safer drilling
  • The flare is provided with a 2” venturi system to ensure gas is pulled to the flare to be effectively burned-off. An optional air pressure regulator is available to ensure a consistent and constant air pressure is maintained on the unit.
  • Other available systems that can be installed on the flare system include gas detection, ignition verification, and flame monitoring

ADDITIONAL RENTALS

Road Crossing

Cement Bonnet

Hydraulic Power Choke

The Type TS SWACO Power Hydraulic Choke was designed primarily to control high pressure  gas kicks and salt-water flows during drilling operations. However, because of its long life, high  capacity, and ease and simplicity, the Type TS Hydraulic Choke is commonly used in drilling  under pressure.

The choke is operated from a control console, normally located on the rig floor, however, the  console can be placed in a remote location designated by the client. The console is powered by  rig air, which in turn operates the hydraulic pump and system components to open and close the  choke as needed during drilling operations. The console has a control lever, master air supply  valve, a choke position indicator, drill pipe and casing pressure gauges and a stroke counter  meter.

The console also comes with mechanical stroke counters that are mounted to the Mud-pumps.  The mud-pump strokes are displayed on a stroke counter box inside the console.

Choke Specs

  • 3 1/16”- 10M Flanges upstream and downstream
  • Control Panel is operated by air over hydraulic
  • Recommended air supply: 50-125psi constant air
  • Flow is controlled by 2 tungsten carbide discs with an adjustable orifice from a maximum 1.9 square inches to complete shut-off.
  • Mud-pump stroke counters provided to monitor strokes on console
  • Choke valve and DSA’s are properly monogramed by API standards

Air-Manifold

  • For well-sites that are not large enough or the rig configuration is not conducive to place a HIPASS unit, it is recommended to utilize an Air-Manifold
  • Like the HI-PASS, This system provides a safer and more efficient operation of making connections while drilling on air
  • The unit is powered by electrical over pneumatic air valves. The air valves are operated either by a local control or remote system that is located at the Driller’s station in the doghouse.
  • By automating the bypass process during air drilling, this system removes employees from the hazards of manually actuating air valves, thereby, decreasing the risk of injury
  • The remote is placed at the Driller’s control station to ensure the most experienced personnel operate the valves during drilling operations to decrease the risk of injury to other employees on the rig
  • To valves are actuated by push button. The Driller is trained to operate the valves as he would the mud-pumps on fluid, “Pumps On, Pumps Off”

ADDITIONAL RENTALS

Road Crossing

Cement Bonnet

Hydraulic Power Choke

The Type TS SWACO Power Hydraulic Choke was designed primarily to control high pressure  gas kicks and salt-water flows during drilling operations. However, because of its long life, high  capacity, and ease and simplicity, the Type TS Hydraulic Choke is commonly used in drilling  under pressure.

The choke is operated from a control console, normally located on the rig floor, however, the  console can be placed in a remote location designated by the client. The console is powered by  rig air, which in turn operates the hydraulic pump and system components to open and close the  choke as needed during drilling operations. The console has a control lever, master air supply  valve, a choke position indicator, drill pipe and casing pressure gauges and a stroke counter  meter.

The console also comes with mechanical stroke counters that are mounted to the Mud-pumps.  The mud-pump strokes are displayed on a stroke counter box inside the console.

Choke Specs

  • 3 1/16”- 10M Flanges upstream and downstream
  • Control Panel is operated by air over hydraulic
  • Recommended air supply: 50-125psi constant air
  • Flow is controlled by 2 tungsten carbide discs with an adjustable orifice from a maximum 1.9 square inches to complete shut-off.
  • Mud-pump stroke counters provided to monitor strokes on console
  • Choke valve and DSA’s are properly monogramed by API standards

Air-Manifold

  • For well-sites that are not large enough or the rig configuration is not conducive to place a HIPASS unit, it is recommended to utilize an Air-Manifold
  • Like the HI-PASS, This system provides a safer and more efficient operation of making connections while drilling on air
  • The unit is powered by electrical over pneumatic air valves. The air valves are operated either by a local control or remote system that is located at the Driller’s station in the doghouse.
  • By automating the bypass process during air drilling, this system removes employees from the hazards of manually actuating air valves, thereby, decreasing the risk of injury
  • The remote is placed at the Driller’s control station to ensure the most experienced personnel operate the valves during drilling operations to decrease the risk of injury to other employees on the rig
  • To valves are actuated by push button. The Driller is trained to operate the valves as he would the mud-pumps on fluid, “Pumps On, Pumps Off”

SERVICES

Here’s what WC Welding can do for oil field and welding services.

Production Services

  • Well Hook Ups
  • Flowline Installs
  • Production Equipment Installs
  • Facility Operations 24/7
  • Roustabout Services

Midstream Services

Allow WC Welding to safely and efficiently manage every aspect of your midstream operations, from construction to operations and maintenance. No project is too big or small.

  • Compressor station operation & maintenance
  • Pipeline cleaning & maintenance
  • Pipeline patrols (including DOT lines)
  • Leak survey
  • 811 line locating
  • Fabrication ( structural and vessel. We can design, build and install Pig receiver and Pig launcher.

Pipeline Services & Maintenance

  • Compressor station operation & maintenance
  • Pipeline cleaning & maintenance
  • Pipeline patrols (including DOT lines)
  • Leak survey
  • 811 line locating
  • Fabrication ( structural and vessel. We can design, build and install Pig receiver and Pig launcher.

Construction Services

  • Mechanical Bolt-Up & Torque
  • Hydro & Pneumatic Testing up to 15K PSI
  • Crane & Rigging Services
  • Earthwork & Excavations
  • Erosion & Sedimentation Control
  • Containment Installation
  • General Plant Maintenance
  • Compressor Operations & Maintenance
  • Quality Control & Quality Assurance
  • Structural & Pipeline Fabrication
  • Concrete & Masonry Work
  • Corrosion Control & Cathodic Protection
  • Process Piping – Fabrication & Installation
  • Welding Services

Site & Facility Maintenance

  • Operations Support
  • Pressure Washing
  • Sandblasting & Painting
  • General Facility Upkeep & Maintenance
  • Pad & Lease Road Development
  • Site Grading
  • Valve Greasing

Fabrication Services
(Field & Shop)

  • Certified Welders (ASME B31.3, 31.4, 31.8, API 1104)
  • SMAW, GMAW, FCAW
  • Structural Welding (D1.1)
  • Field Verified Measurments & Pipe Routing
  • Quality Control & Quality Assurance
  • Weld Mapping, Heat Mapping, As-Builts
  • Drafting & Cad Capabilities (3D Modeling, Isometrics)
  • Material Management
  • Shop Hydro Testing (Pressure Testing up to 15,000 PSI)
  • Shop Blast, Prime & Paint
  • Trucking Services to & from Location up to 40’ Length
  • NDE Services (3RD Party VT, NDT, RT, UT, DYE PEN, MT)
  • Carbon Steel, Stainless Steel, Nickel Alloys, Chrome Moly (P-91)
  • Nickel Alloys (Hastelloy, Inconel, Monel, Nickel 20, Nickel 200, 2205 Duplex)

Customized Electric Pumps

WC offers: 3”, 4” & 6” Super T Series Pumps

A few options:

VFD Controlled Panels
Flow Meters
Link to Pason and Totco reporting.

SERVICES

Here’s what WC Welding can do for oil field and welding services.

Production Services

  • Well Hook Ups
  • Flowline Installs
  • Production Equipment Installs
  • Facility Operations 24/7
  • Roustabout Services

Midstream Services

Allow WC Welding to safely and efficiently manage every aspect of your midstream operations, from construction to operations and maintenance. No project is too big or small.

  • Compressor station operation & maintenance
  • Pipeline cleaning & maintenance
  • Pipeline patrols (including DOT lines)
  • Leak survey
  • 811 line locating
  • Fabrication ( structural and vessel. We can design, build and install Pig receiver and Pig launcher.

Pipeline Services & Maintenance

  • Compressor station operation & maintenance
  • Pipeline cleaning & maintenance
  • Pipeline patrols (including DOT lines)
  • Leak survey
  • 811 line locating
  • Fabrication ( structural and vessel. We can design, build and install Pig receiver and Pig launcher.

Construction Services

  • Mechanical Bolt-Up & Torque
  • Hydro & Pneumatic Testing up to 15K PSI
  • Crane & Rigging Services
  • Earthwork & Excavations
  • Erosion & Sedimentation Control
  • Containment Installation
  • General Plant Maintenance
  • Compressor Operations & Maintenance
  • Quality Control & Quality Assurance
  • Structural & Pipeline Fabrication
  • Concrete & Masonry Work
  • Corrosion Control & Cathodic Protection
  • Process Piping – Fabrication & Installation
  • Welding Services

Site & Facility Maintenance

  • Operations Support
  • Pressure Washing
  • Sandblasting & Painting
  • General Facility Upkeep & Maintenance
  • Pad & Lease Road Development
  • Site Grading
  • Valve Greasing

Fabrication Services
(Field & Shop)

  • Certified Welders (ASME B31.3, 31.4, 31.8, API 1104)
  • SMAW, GMAW, FCAW
  • Structural Welding (D1.1)
  • Field Verified Measurments & Pipe Routing
  • Quality Control & Quality Assurance
  • Weld Mapping, Heat Mapping, As-Builts
  • Drafting & Cad Capabilities (3D Modeling, Isometrics)
  • Material Management
  • Shop Hydro Testing (Pressure Testing up to 15,000 PSI)
  • Shop Blast, Prime & Paint
  • Trucking Services to & from Location up to 40’ Length
  • NDE Services (3RD Party VT, NDT, RT, UT, DYE PEN, MT)
  • Carbon Steel, Stainless Steel, Nickel Alloys, Chrome Moly (P-91)
  • Nickel Alloys (Hastelloy, Inconel, Monel, Nickel 20, Nickel 200, 2205 Duplex)

Customized Electric Pumps

WC offers: 3”, 4” & 6” Super T Series Pumps

A few options:

VFD Controlled Panels
Flow Meters
Link to Pason and Totco reporting.

ABOUT

WC Welding has been in operations for over a decade in the Marcellus and Utica plays. Currently, WC is servicing the Northeast PA, WV, Ohio, and TX regions. 

High Safety Standards- our scores are as follows:  TRIR- 0; DAFNR- 0; EMR is .83

WC Welders are full-time employees, who are trained and certified (ASME B31.3, 31.4, 31.8, API 1104). Our electricians are licensed. We have newer and well-maintained equipment.  Continual training is provided to our employees on a regular basis.

All employees are required to have background checks, driving records checked, are drug tested before hire, and are also chosen for random quarterly drug testing. 

CONTACT

Pennsylvania

162 Beaver Hollow Rd
Lakewood, PA 18439
570-798-2300

Ohio

80050 Lamborn Rd
Cadiz, OH 43907
740-942-4321

Texas

236 FM 1233
Monahans, TX
936-676-6969