Early Production Facilities
Early production facilities (EPFs) are process facilities that enable you to put wells into production faster and recognize cash flow as quickly as possible while continuing to obtain flow data.
TETRA offers full engineering design, build, and installation of these facilities along with the capability to operate and maintain them, allowing you to achieve production targets while minimizing capital spend. With experience in installations from Latin America to the Middle East, we provide early production facilities to suit your needs globally.
For wells where more data is needed to define the reservoir characteristics, or to better define the produced fluids in order to establish design parameters for production facilities, we apply traditional well testing equipment for an extended well test. The opportunity exists to store produced oil for later sale, such that the cost of the extended test may be offset by the sale of oil from production.
When evaluating the need to provide production to enable early cash flow from wells where no permanent production facilities exist or from reservoirs too small for conventional facilities, EPFs provide the needed alternative.
The ability to implement your process facility specifications begins by creating a true partnership with you from the beginning. During the initial front-end engineering and design stage, we focus on the design requirements. From the initial requirements, we have the ability to “fast-track” facilities specially designed to meet requirements or provide facilities around standard process modules for well control, separation, fluid conditioning, and disposal.
The TETRA difference comes from our experience in project management, supplier coordination and relationships, ability to adapt to changing specifications, and in handling complex logistical requirements, as well as in our ability to offer flexible commercialization schemes to meet your project provisions.
EPF projects we have worked on include:
- Dehydration Plants
- Water Treatment Plants
- Oil & Gas Sweetening Systems
- Amine Plants
- Storage & Laboratory Services
- Production Handling (Truck Loading and Export Pumps)
- Remote Monitoring and Process Automation