A well-packaged solution for Australia's newest well servicing rig

When Easternwell, a well servicing and drilling company in Australia, had to expand its fleet of workover rigs, Atlas Copco’s compact TwinAir compressors and boosters proved to be unique in the market.
A well-packaged solution for Australia's newest well servicing rig A well-packaged solution for Australia's newest well servicing rig A well-packaged solution for Australia's newest well servicing rig A well-packaged solution for Australia's newest well servicing rig A well-packaged solution for Australia's newest well servicing rig

Atlas Copco has supplied seven TwinAir compressor to Easternwell

Easternwell, a subsidiary of Broadspectrum, knows the drill when it comes to well servicing for water wells, and oil and gas wells. With a strong track record of developing innovative solutions that increase safety, efficiency and operational sustainability, Easternwell is a trusted partner of Australia's largest resource companies.

The company delivers a full range of well servicing operations and is currently building Australia's newest well servicing rig - the Advantage Light Rig Extra or ALRx - to further improve the delivery of essential services. Atlas Copco was the partner of choice for its compressed air supply.

Flexibility

For its well servicing operations, Easternwell needs a lot of compressed air, but it needs it to be as compact as possible. The company ordered seven Atlas Copco TwinAir compressors and seven boosters, a total of 870m³ per minute of air, at pressures of up to 69bar. All that potential is packaged as efficiently as possible to reduce the cost of transport.

Easternwell's project manager, Gareth Ross said: "The rig has enhanced hands-free operations and a simplified rig up and rig down process making it safer for our rig crews in the field. Atlas Copco's compressors supported this design as we were able to fit a TwinAir and Booster on one trailer."

Transportation and flexibility matter to Easternwell as rigs and equipment packages need to be easily rigged up and down at each site.

Easternwell's rig packages are modular and designed to limit manual handling while maintaining production time. "Atlas Copco has the same philosophy when it comes to its compressed air packages: compact, easy to move and flexible enough to cater for multiple applications," said Daniel Zec, Australia's business development manager for Atlas Copco Power Technique. "Atlas Copco's compressors come with an intuitive controller that allows the operator to select a certain pressure or to set the flow with the touch of a button."

Reliability

Easternwell delivers high-quality operations and the company seeks to work with equipment suppliers that know uptime is key. Even in the hot and harsh Australian Outback where temperatures can exceed 45°C, Easternwell's equipment needs to keep running reliably.

Atlas Copco's compressors are built and tested to perform in Australia's unique conditions. "Atlas Copco's compressors are especially suited to our operations because of their durability and low noise levels. Many of our rig packages have been upgraded to include Atlas Copco compressors to support serviceability across our rig fleet," noted Ross.

And with a widespread network of service points, Easternwell can always rely on a ready-to-drill compressor, wherever its next project may be in Australia.

 

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