Published: September 30, 2017 | Last updated: July 5, 2023

What Does Wellsite Mean?

A wellsite is the location of a well or multiple wells that have been drilled for the purpose of extracting naturally occurring gas and oil. The extracted oil or gas is transported via pipelines and other means to different parts of the world for sale. There are many such mineral rich sites around the globe containing coal, oil, gas, etc. The wellsite ranges in size from half to two acres depending on the production facilities needed. Oil and gas deposits are generally found deep within the earth’s crust requiring drilling using trenchless technology for extraction.

Trenchlesspedia Explains Wellsite

The location of a wellsite is subject to laws of the state in which it is located. Wellsites are selected considering different factors using the latest technology to determine the subsurface geology, topography of the land, and characteristic of the oil or gas reservoir. Oil can be piped to the refinery, filled in trucks or processed at the wellsite but a gas well has to be connected to a transmission pipeline or transported in pressurized vessels after liquefaction. The working area required for a wellsite depends on factors such as the size of the rig that will be used for drilling, service rig including trucks for conducting frac operations and nitrogen trucks, crew station, special equipment, type of drill sump, storage area for material drilled out during the operation, berms, and drainage ditches.

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