Rise In Oil And Gas Productivity In The Permian Basin
The Permian Basin is an area of about 75,000 square miles that has been a consistent producer of oil since its discovery in 1921 in Mitchell County, Texas. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, increased use of horizontal drilling in the Permian Basin in the last two years has dramatically increased drilling activity, outpacing even the very productive Williston Basin in North Dakota. Increased drilling has led to an increase in the number of trucks needed for support services, including drilling, servicing, oil collection,saltwater and transportation. More trucks for oil and gas industry servicing, in turn, means a dramatic increase in demand on fuel sources and competition for local fueling services.
What Are The Above-ground Fueling System Requirements?
Fleet management for oil and gas industries, commercial concerns or agriculture, includes management of fuels availability. In a climate of increasing demand, a private fueling system may be the best answer to ensure your fleet can be in service when and where your business requires. Private systems should be designed to meet specific industry needs, whether it’s simply installation of a dispensing unit or a full turnkey above-ground fuel and management system. Since 2010 new,3/4 ton diesel trucks are manufactured with a selective catalytic reduction exhaust treatment systems using diesel exhaust fluid so new fueling systems would likely need to include both diesel fuel and diesel exhaust fluid (DEF).
Fueling systems must meet local state and EPA regulatory requirements as well as standards for reselling and weights and measures. All fuel-containing parts of the system, including tanks and pipes, must be double-walled. Secondary containment sumps must be installed beneath pumps and fuel lines to prevent fuel spills from entering the subsurface.
Design of a good above-ground fueling system should start with a site visit to survey the property and determine the users fueling needs. A proposal should be prepared that provides site plans, design details and costs. The proposal should detail the types of permits to be obtained, notifications that would be filed, tank and piping specifications, materials specifications and other work required, such as soil sampling or existing storage tank removal.
Where Can I Find A Qualified Fueling System Installer?
Innovative Fueling Solutions is a licensed contractor fueling system installer for the Permian Basin, including Midland and Odessa, Texas, and Roswell, Hobbs, and Clovis, New Mexico. We
have over 100 years of combined experience in designing and installing aboveground fueling systems for minimal cost and maximum return on investment. Contact Innovative Fueling Solutions for more information about our products and services.