According to news sources everywhere, the Permian Basin is hitting a wall. Oil drillers and producers in this West Texas gold mine are now producing more oil than can be transported out of the Permian, resulting in pipelines being pushed to full capacity. The CEO of Haliburton said it best, “output has grown at a faster pace than infrastructure can keep up.” New pipelines are being constructed but won’t be active until mid 2019, which is why proper valve maintenance will continue to be imperative to the success of the entire region.
How LVS Helps Permian Pipelines Survive Damaged Valves
As one of the Valve Maintenance and repair companies servicing oilfield companies in the Permian, we know first hand how important it is to keep active pipelines running at full capacity, with minimal downtime. No matter where you are drilling, pipelines are the veins of Oil and Gas. Similar to the human body, a faulty valve in your vein can shut down the whole system. One of the ways LVS assists with reducing maintenance shutdowns is through our Valve Repair by Exchange program.
Valve Repair by Exchange Explained
LA Valve’s Repair by Exchange program is a unique way to fix broken control valves by using high tech measuring equipment to replicate a valve that needs repair. We then transport the new valve to the pipeline area and replace the faulty valve on the spot. The old valve is then brought back to our facility to be evaluated. This process reduces downtime dramatically and in places like the Permian Basin, Repair by Exchange can be a lifesaver.