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A client saved $30k/month in downtime

A client drilling in a high H2S field location in the Permian saved over $30,000 in a single month by reducing downtime with Shepherd’s 24/7 remote monitoring.

Standard gas systems only have local, on-site alarms, resulting in an average response time of 2- 3 hours to get a technician on site. When an alarm goes off, the client then needs to call and notify a maintenance provider to get their system back on-line.  

Per our client, the cost of downtime on a drilling rig can range from $4500-$6000 per hour and up to $10,000 per hour during completions. Every minute counts.

Because Shepherd provides 24/7 remote monitoring, we are immediately aware of any alarm events. With a typical response time of 45–60 minutes, our maintenance experts are on-site quickly without waiting for clients to notify us. In addition, the client can instantly see the type of gas, the level of gas, and the location. This can reduce downtime to near zero when it is a planned event such as bleed offs.

During a single gas event, clients can achieve cost savings of more than 3x their monthly investment in our system.