Basin Energy Provides Services Across the U.S.
After years of providing superior field services across the midstream and production sections of the Appalachian Basin, Basin Energy Group, along with its subsidiaries, has expanded those offerings up and down the Atlantic Coast and as far west as Wyoming. The company credits their reputation and professionalism as the reason for the expansion.
“I think it really says something about the work you are doing when other companies are calling you to ask you to work for them,” says Basin Energy VP of Operations Matt Lowther. “So many of these opportunities have come from someone seeing the work we do in West Virginia or Ohio and wanting us to work on other projects they have going on.”
The first of these jobs was in Columbus, OH in 2016 and came to Basin subsidiary ProActive Services.
“The Columbus job was really how we were able to prove ourselves,” says Lowther. “Now, on these jobs, we regularly send one to two pigging techs to assist with running Smart Pigs. We have a lot of experience pigging pipeline in Appalachia, and this was very similar to that, but with different types of equipment.”
Smart Pigs are used to check the integrity of a pipeline. After regular pigs are passed through to clean the pipelines, any number of Smart Pigs are sent through to check for pipe deformities and other potential issues.
That first job was just the start. The company has now participated in nearly 10 jobs along the Atlantic Coast as far north as Vermont and as far south as Florida, and even as far west as Colorado.
ProActive isn’t the only Basin Energy subsidiary working out of the Marcellus/Utica region. Starett Energy has also been asked to take their experience in to additional territories, as far west as Wyoming. Starett currently has two employees working as compressor roustabouts in the state.
“We sent two employees out as roustabouts for at least six weeks,” says Lowther. “That original project has been expanded and, due to the level of work we performed, we’ve actually been asked to stay a little longer to finish up a project for another company that worked along side us.”
Lowther hopes that these out of state jobs are good signs of a bounce back in the industry across the country and not just in the Appalachian Basin.
“There is a lot going on, not just in our area, but, across the country. I think that’s a great indicator that the gas industry is going to continue to grow.”