We use oil and gas every day of our lives to do almost everything outside of breathing. We use gas to power our cars and heat our homes. We use electricity every minute of every day (from your appliances to your electronic devices that never turn off). When you consume food in plastic containers or drink out of plastic water bottles, you are using oil and gas in those products. From crayons, ink, tires, and basketballs to skis, paint, fishing rods, and fertilizer, oil and gas is integral to how we live our lives every day.

Benchmark Electrical Solutions offers the best oil and gas construction planning and management services. We can help your oil and gas company with electrical, instrumentation and controls, and automation needs. Below, we’ll go over reasons why your oil and gas company needs electrical contracting services. Contact us today to learn more!

REASONS TO HIRE AN ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR FOR YOUR OIL AND GAS NEEDS

Safety

Safety is big in both the electrical field and the oil and gas industry. Both industries are prone to injuries. The oil and gas industry suffers from fall accidents, as well as accidents using equipment and the electrical industry suffers from the overall danger of being around electricity, as well as falls when working on overhead power lines and the like. Thus, safety is extremely important in the decision to hire an electrical contractor for your oil and gas business. Electricians have years of experience of working with electricity. Thus, if you need a well pad electrification or a lightning protection and grounding done, it’s best to hire the experts. The last thing your oil company needs is one of your employees trying to do the job when they truly have no idea how.

Expertise

In the oil industry, time is money. When your oil and gas company hires employees, you look for those with experience and expertise for the particular job you need done. Thus, when you are looking to build a compressor or pump station, it’s best to go with the electrical experts. Not only does this promote safety, but you’ll save hours of time trying to have one of your inexperienced employees figure it out. Outsourcing just makes sense when it comes to electrical, instrumentation and controls, and automation. Benchmark Electrical Solutions can have your flow meters, duct banks, solar panel power, and pump station moving smoothly in no time.

Longevity of the Project

Oil wells do have a shelf life, but that changes from oil pad to oil pad. Thus, you don’t know exactly how long you will be at one versus another. Therefore, you want to do everything right the first time, including your electrical contracting. If you try to DIY your own oil well pad, you might get some electricity to flow. But for how long? The last thing you want is a faulty wiring job and your lights go out in the middle of the night on a frac job. Not only is this a very bad thing in terms of safety, but you’re looking at a lot of money to find an electrical contractor who will do emergency calls. Plus, when you’re working with oil and natural gas, fire is always a concern. The last thing you need is a fire caused by faulty electrical wiring. Not only could this cause serious injury, but you’ll suffer from bad press and possible financial losses as well.

Save You Money

Despite the popularity of DIY shows and projects, DIY does not always save you money. Plus, you usually always end up sacrificing quality with DIY. For example, you can usually always tell a professionally-painted room from a DIY painted room. While this may not matter to some people, it does to others. In general, the more complicated the project, the better off you are hiring a professional. If you think back to your last DIY project, you may have become frustrated, it may not have turned out exactly how you planned, and you may have ended up spending a lot more time on it than you thought initially. When it comes to electrical contracting, it’s always best to partner with the professionals, such as Benchmark Electrical Solutions. Your oil and gas company will save money in the long run with an electrical wiring done right.

In Over Your Head

Have you ever been working on an oil and gas project (perhaps even on the job site) and the next thing you know you are surrounded by parts you just disassembled and now you have no clue how to put them back together again (similar to Humpty Dumpty)? This can easily happen to some of your employees who may actually be creating more work than eliminating when they take on a project that is too much for them. In order to eliminate this scenario and the frustration your employee will feel with being in over their heads, it’s best to hire an electrical contractor, especially when it comes to wiring and circuit boards. You can easily overload your circuit with misconnected wires that can shut down your entire well pad, which will cost you a lot of money in lost production as you await repairs.

Peace of Mind

Having experts around to do some of the work for you can truly be a weight off your shoulders. This is especially true for electrical solutions. Your job as a manager of your employees is to keep them safe. Thus, you want to ensure that everything is working properly on your well site. This includes not only the work your crew is doing, but also the electrical components. Hiring electrical contractors can give you peace of mind knowing that you don’t have to worry about the electrical side of things with your employees.

PARTNER WITH BENCHMARK ELECTRICAL SOLUTIONS FOR ALL OF YOUR OIL & GAS ELECTRICAL NEEDS

Benchmark Electrical Solutions is a locally-owned construction planning and management company based in Northern Colorado. We offer a plethora of services to many industries, from industrial and commercial to the oil and gas industry. Our oil and gas services are vast, from loop checks and temperature indicators to crude oil terminals, pump stations, and SCADA installation. Our certified electricians have years of experience in the oil and gas industry, and our electrical project management team fosters a “can do” attitude in all that we do.

Safety is part of our culture here at Benchmark Electrical Solutions. We engage in continual safety training and best practices when we are performing our jobs. We want to ensure our employees are safe and that no one gets hurt while we do our job for others. From daily JSA reports being filled out to our monthly safety committee meetings, we implement safe practices at all times. Employees wear the appropriate personal protective gear and are trained in the use of it specific to their jobs. We have emergency response plans in place, and we ensure no one performs a job that they have not received safety training for, even if that means delaying the job. We value safety and customer satisfaction above all else here at Benchmark Electrical Solutions.

If your oil and gas company is in need of an electrical project management solution, give Benchmark Electrical Solutions a call today. We’ll be more than happy to help!