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Ketek Group Inc. (Ketek) can be summarized as a team and the members of the team as the various divisions.
The current line-up is as follows:
Our Mission is to set the standard for supply and service of support equipment for the oil and gas well drilling industry within the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin.
Ketek Rentals provides high quality products to all our clients.
Environmental Solutions has a mission to continually build strong relationships with all Clients and reaffirm their confidence in our responsiveness, thoroughness, and overall customer service.
We only sell products that Ketek Group is proud to use itself.
Our field services intent on supplying an efficient and cost effective method which will address the unique groundwater concerns of its clientèle.
This frequently involves the use of submersible ‘dewatering’ pumps or the application of vacuum to well points. The intent of this dewatering type is to lower and control the water table and is implemented before excavations for pipelines, foundations, shoring, or cellar spaces occur. Primarily this process is necessary to stabilize the slope of an excavation and to allow proper compaction of underground facilities.
1) By well pump method – As water is pumped from a well a hydraulic gradient is formed and thus water is directed to the well. As pumping continues the ‘cone of depression’ expands, lowering the local water table.
2) By vacuum well point method – Well points are typically installed in close proximity around the edge of a proposed excavation. Vacuum ‘strength’ is limited and therefore the drawdown ability is also limited to about 5 meters. Systems can be installed in stages to increase this limitation.
3) Mine Dewatering –Mines often encounter some degree of water issues and controlling or removing them requires a high level of skill and specialized equipment. Mine dewatering presents some unique challenges in that water volume may be very large, the safety of the mine itself is a significant factor, and water being discharged from a mine may not be ‘fit’ to discharge to the environment.
Fortunately there are solutions to these problems and the Water Resources team has the means to handle the job properly and responsibly.
The Water Resources team boasts one of the largest quantities of rentable well pumps in Canada with motor sizes ranging from 0.5 to 125 hp. We are a one-stop-shop for any of your well pumping needs.
As a result of our history with these products, we have developed strong relationships with pump and drop pipe suppliers and translate the effectiveness of this with ample in-house stock to provide the most responsive and appropriate service to our Clients as possible.
Depending on the application, we can install temporary systems to have you up and running immediately and work to assembling a more permanent installation specifically designed for your needs.
Please access the links to the left to learn more about the services we provide to Clients in relation to well pumping.
Well testing takes on three forms and the Water Resources team can provide you with options for all three.
1) Groundwater Sampling - There is often a need to sample the groundwater to determine its chemistry for various applications. It is common practice to purge the well three-times the well volume to ensure that the water being analyzed is as close to actual formation water as possible (as opposed to potentially stagnated water in the well).
2) Aquifer Testing (Pump Testing) – Wells are installed for many different reasons. Many of those reasons entail the requirement that the flow characteristics of the aquifer are understood. Obtaining accurate data is paramount for hydrogeologists to establish these characteristics. Reliability of the equipment is a fundamental requirement and also a key strength of Ketek.
3) Injection Testing – Wells are sometimes installed with the purpose of using them for fluid disposal. To test the effectiveness of the well for this purpose entails pumping at elevated pressures and appropriate monitoring of the system. It is vital that the field crew has a thorough knowledge of the equipment and the process so that they can conduct the test properly.
The consistent and reliable operation of a groundwater well observation network is often vital and a requirement by regulators or facility operators.
These wells are likely installed for the purpose of aquifer depressurization, tailings seepage capture, and/or general environmental monitoring. Through appropriate monitoring the Water Resources team can extend the life of your well systems and the equipment involved. The following can be considered:
1) Proper pump sizing will ensure that they are operating at optimum capacity and therefore last longer;
2) Qualified pump installation will ensure that the well (specifically the screen) remains competent;
3) Pump placement (in relation to the screen) will dictate how it is installed to protect the motor; and
4) Attention to the equipment minimizes failures and in the event of a failure decreased the turn-around time for repair.
Some facilities are many years old and the well network associated with it is just as old. It is significantly less costly to ‘revitalize’ a well than to abandon and drill a replacement. This process is not an exact process as each well has unique and often unknown ‘issues’.
The Water Resources team has fabricated custom tooling and applied innovative techniques to ‘clean-out’ wells to a high frequency of success. The most common problems encountered include the following:
1) Damaged screens, letting solids enter the well;
2) Separated casing, causing a narrowing or complete blockage of the well;
3) The sump is full of solids (over time this may happen);
4) Equipment trapped in the well; and
5) Items ‘dropped’ into the well. This often is a complex problem as the item may have damaged the screen as it fell.
WATER WELL CONTROL AND
The wells that are central to operations or have a longer required usage cycle are more appropriately integrated into the facilities ‘grid’ rather than have continuous human monitoring. Costs of ongoing well operation can be significantly reduced by introducing permanent power and electronic monitoring devices primarily due to reduced manpower requirement as well as fuel savings.
The Water Resources team can access Ketek’s combined strength of technical and engineering capability, manufacturing capacity, and hands-on field knowledge to design, construct, install, and maintain a well skid tailored to your specifications. The skid is often designed to be mobile and easy to maintain to achieve the following objectives:
1) Monitor water parameters including, but not limited to, the following:
• Head pressure;
• Electrical conductivity;
• Total suspended solids;
• H2S concentration;
• Flow rate; and
• Total flow.
2) Communicate with existing facility operative devices for centralized data collection; and
3) Connect groundwater pumped to a permanent or semi-permanent surface or sub-surface flow network.
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