Designed for maximum safety.
Pressurized, closed fracturing system for zero oxygen exposure.
GASFRAC operates an advanced sealed system to ensure that the fracturing process is completely controlled—and that its patented LPG gel maintains its fluid state, unexposed to the air and thereby preventing vapour build-up.
“The safety of the job was the best I have ever been on; the firefighting equipment could pump up 750 gpm they had water, foam and chemical on site for any fire. 1 of the 3 fire fighters was an EMT they were dressed in fire fighting clothes during the entire job stationed outside hot work zone. Nobody can enter the hot zone during the treating of the well. Each piece of GasFrac’s equipment had a minimum of 1LEL device on the downwind side. The infrared camera stood on a pedestal around 20’ tall was able to look in a 360 arc and brought live stream video into the Command and Control Center."
Oklahoma Corporation Commission
District Manager - District III
Computerized, offsite and monitored for safe operating conditions.
During the actual LPG gel frac treatment, personnel are offsite and away from the operating zone. The majority of GASFRAC's system is computerized—to a far greater extent than conventional water-reliant frac methods—allowing for safer conditions and less hazardous fieldwork.
Our monitoring systems identify gas accumulations or any vapour buildup. Shutdown systems are also used, all with backups, which can contain fluids and/or gases in isolation, if necessary. Visual and thermal cameras are employed to monitor all high-pressure lines, as well as the entire fracture stimulation setup. In addition, pressure transducers throughout the system monitor for unanticipated changes in pressure, all remotely operated from our safety vans.
Standard practices—made even safer.
GASFRAC stringently employs widely accepted and used legislation and regulations in managing propane, tanks, transportation and pressurized vessels.
While GASFRAC's process inherently has different risks from conventional fracture stimulation—our strong safety focus means we've improved upon, and even advanced, certain safety features and protocols, allowing for increased safety in oilfield operations.