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Rig #1 Deployed to PA

ConServ is pleased to announce that Rig #1 (an IDECO H35 Double Derrick) has been deployed to PA this day to complete well P&A projects.

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Day by Day, In Every Way, We Will Get Better & Better

ConServ’s Well P&A Group Develops Industry First “No NPT Guarantee”

At ConServ, we think and act differently than most all other well servicing contractors.  Due to owners’ experience in all aspects of the oil and gas industry, we are continually trying to set new standards in our industry and break the norms.

With that in mind, ConServ is pleased to announce its: “No NPT Guarantee” program for 2021.

So… what is NPT?   It stands for Non-Productive Time and it’s an ugly truth and a “real” cost incurred by all well operators which is seldom discussed until its too late and significant project cost overruns have occurred (i.e., Procurement/Sourcing groups typically do not recognize this important cost aspect during the bidding phase).  NPT brings to mind money wasted, failures, budget overruns, unreliability, breakdowns, inefficiencies, plans gone awry and many more unpleasant elements of a well P&A project – basically everything that ConServ’s P&A Group has been designed to address.

With all the puzzle pieces in place (as well as important redundant/contingency/preventative maintenance systems) to provide 100% turn-key services (earth work, rigs, wireline, trucking, cementing/pressure pumping, fishing & specialty tools, etc.) on well P&A projects, ConServ is pleased to announce it will be offering its “NO  NPT Guarantee” on its 2021 Well P&A projects wherein ConServ is providing its “bundled equipment/service packages”.  In brief, if NPT is incurred as a result of ConServ’s actions, NO charges are incurred by the customer for that downtime.   

Just a few examples would include:  time incurred during mechanical breakdowns, time waiting for wireline, cementing, water/waste trucks, time waiting for casing jacks, etc.

Commenting on the roll out of the “No NPT Guarantee” ConServ’s President Scott Freshwater stated: “Many years ago, we observed that our rigs drilling for our sister E&P company were sitting idle awaiting the services of third parties.. sometimes a day or more.  For some projects, this continues to be the case when there are too many cooks in the kitchen (too many subcontractors/third party vendors).  Recognizing that time is money, we slowly began modernizing and diversifying our equipment fleet and service lines to enable ConServ to greatly improve our efficiency, increase our reliability and significantly lower our total “all-in” project costs.  Our No NPT Guarantee is the culmination of ConServ’s 50 years of experience, years of reinvestments and welcoming of accountability on ConServ projects.”

Day by Day, In Every Way, We Will Get Better & Better



ConServ Kicks Off a New Year with a New Mantra

With the closing out of 2020, ConServ officially began its “Next 50” years of doing business.  To that end, ConServ’s Owners (like during the last 50 years), recognizes it must continuously strive to evolve and improve the company’s total performance in an ever-changing market place.   With that all in mind, we are pleased to announce ConServ’s 2021 company mantra as:

“Day by Day, In Every Way, We Will Get Better & Better”


“Swamp Rig”

Some wells aren’t so easy to access for plug and abandonment in the swamps and wetlands off the gulf coast, here’s the solution.

ConServ Awarded Pipeline Investigation & Abandonment Project Near Philly

ConServ has been awarded a pipeline investigation project for a global integrated energy company near the Philadelphia, PA area.  ConServ will be ensuring that the inactive 6″ liquids pipeline in a high population density area is properly tapped, drained (via vacuum pigging operations) and abandoned/decommissioned.  Work is slated to commence in January 2021.

ConServ Awarded Multi-Site AST Upgrades & Repairs Projects

ConServ is pleased to announce it has been awarded an AST Upgrades and Repair project encompassing multiple compressor station facilities throughout the region.  Work is currently underway.

ConServ Awarded “Rapid Response” Pipeline ILI Project

A major gas transmission pipeline operator called upon ConServ to provide assistance and support on an unscheduled 30″ pipeline inspection/integrity project in Ohio.  Services provided by ConServ includes:  Shop Fabrication, Welding, & Hydrostatic testing at ConServ Yard #4; Wireline tether pulling of ILI tools (2 units), and other various field support activities.

Work is underway.


ConServ Awarded 2021 ILI Support Program

A major gas transmission pipeline operator has selected ConServ to provided ILI Support Services at various facilities throughout the eastern US in 2021.

ConServ Awarded Vessel Cleaning Project in Kansas

ConServ is pleased to announce it has been awarded a vessel cleaning project in Kansas for a major gas transmission pipeline operator.  Field work is currently underway.