Dramatically Reduce COST while Improving Safety
Case Studies Utilizing MEYER’s Spyder Manifold™ Patent Pending Multi-Station Remote Manifold Greasing Technology
- Operator in the Permian reports 195 frac stages on a three well pad with zero valve damage
- Operator in the Bakken reports more than 70% of their valves required no machining after 9 months
- Operator in the Haynesville shale reports manual valves were able to free wheel after a 35-day frac operation
- Operator in the Eagle Ford shale reports a two-day reduction on a 28-day frac reducing frac days by 7%
- Operator in Utica shale reports ZERO man-hours in Red Zone during 21 day frac while utilizing Meyer’s Spyder Manifold™ system
Current practice is a two-man operation, involving one man consistently and constantly in the red-zone repeatedly connecting and disconnecting high-pressure hoses to valves. This practice takes place multiple times in a 24-hour operation. This practice is inefficient and increases occupational safety hazards.
By utilizing a Remote Multi-Station Grease Manifold, you are effectively “ONE-AND-DONE”. With a one-man operation, all valves are connected individually and stay connected until the operation is completed, which can take days or weeks. All greasing is done remotely, outside of the red-zone, including grease flow monitoring. This prevents over-or under-greasing at the same time, thus eliminating valve failures, inefficient fracs, or downtime due to damaged valves or cut wire lines.
MEYER engineers and manufactures rugged, reliable, smart products and systems for drilling well-control. We are API-16D-licensed and headquartered in Corpus Christi, Texas. With six service locations – and close proximity to international ports – we provide responsive service to both domestic and international drilling, workover and frac rental companies. Our equipment is used by many of the world’s leading companies, who count on MEYER to improve safety, increase productivity, and reduce or eliminate expensive delays and repairs.
Noel McKim, Engineering Manager
Noel McKim has been involved in the energy industry for over 20 years. In 2012, Noel joined Meyer as a Senior engineer. Noel is responsible for engineering, design, and API compliance of all Meyer product lines. As Engineering Manager, Noel serves as chief technical contact for customers, operations, and field service. Since joining Meyer, Noel has been directly involved with new product development including Frac Command, Secure Access Lockout System, and Remote Greasing Solutions.
Prior to joining Meyer, Noel held various operational roles, ending as Vice President of Engineering at Proco. Noel received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University in Kingsville, where he served as ASME Chapter President from 1996-1997.
American Society of Engineers, Member
Society of Petroleum Engineers, Member
National Academy of Forensic Engineers, Affiliate