Oil company Angle Energy made effective use of the GEOWEB system in Alberta’s OLDS Area where they were challenged with creating a drilling platform for a remote location with low-strength soil conditions—a location where deep rutting had occurred with just a single pass. Several new wells were planned on this site, but with no pipeline access, continual traffic by heavy tanker trucks was required.
After reviewing costs compared to typical “Rig or Swamp Matting”, the energy company chose the GEOWEB system as it offered the most cost-effective solution for long-term use. Presto’s GEOWEB GW30V6 system was installed with a Mirafi® HP270 high strength geotextile and aggregate infill to create a stable working platform.
Due to the ease of installation, the owner was able to use local labor. A crew of 6 workers installed 8,400 square meters in five hours (280 sm/man-hr). This high speed of installation helped to minimize downtime on site.
Since installation, the owner has not had any problems with the area supported by the GEOWEB system and has noticed a considerable decrease in maintenance time and cost. This area is able to withstand regular heavy truck traffic without rutting issues. See Full Case Study >>
GEOWEB Benefits to Oil Companies
Pads and access roads built with GEOWEB 3D geocells and aggregate infill are extremely stable and well-suited to support heavy truck and equipment access. The cost of GEOWEB pads including granular fill is far less than the cost to rent matting for the season, and Geoweb pads may be left in long term, or even permanently offering additional long-term savings. The system provides a stable year round platform from which owners can work safely and effectively while lowering their operational and maintenance costs.
- Lower cost solution than other alternatives—even renting mats
- Low maintenance surface with minimal rutting
- Ability to utilize local labor & materials—even low quality local aggregate
- No weather restrictions
- Permanent or temporary solution
The GEOWEB system can handle the toughest site conditions, allowing energy companies quick access to their oil.