Category: Construction


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LR Pipeline

LR PIPELINE a division of LR COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION INC. led by Bert Vandiver have announced that they have completed acquiring the land and have received all regulatory approvals to build the Concordia Pipeline. The pipeline will connect the Coochie and Blackhawk Fields that are located 40 miles south of Vidalia, Louisiana to American Midstream’s Pipeline System.

The project will commence in May and they expect it to be finished by the end of August. Following testing they expect to it be operational no later that September. It will start by transporting 30 million cfd to market with the ability to increase capacity. The construction will start 40 miles south of Vidalia and move north to meet American Midstream.

Bert Vandiver said the pipeline will significantly increase the development of gas in the Coochie and Blackhawk Fields which already have a tremendous amount of gas behind pipe but no way to get it to market.


New Drilling Rig Activity Increases across Three US Basins

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LR Commercial Construction, Inc

A Waco, Texas, entrepreneur, Bert Vandiver guides LR Commercial Construction, Inc., a company that provides solutions to clients in the heavy civil construction and oil field pipeline industries. Bert Vandiver and his team provide services focused on pipelines in the Permian Basin, which has seen a significant increase in activity in the first half of 2016.

Benchmark prices for West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil reached more than $46 in late July. The BOE Report notes that this represents a 40 percent boost in price over the first quarter. Another key industry indicator, the Baker Hughes rig count, takes stock of the drilling rigs active across North America. While production from existing rigs declined, the total number of rigs in play rose by 29 to 336 in the Lower 48 states. This indicates increased new well-drilling activity, which will likely translate into elevated production levels in the medium term.

Particular regions of oil-directed rig activity are those associated with high per-well productivity and legacy production, including the Permian Basin, the Williston Basin, and the Eagle Ford Basin. As a corollary to the increased number of rigs, per-rig productivity is also on the rise across all three basins.

Understanding Oil and Gas Pipelines

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LR Commercial Construction, Inc

Bert Vandiver leads LR Commercial Construction, Inc., a Waco, Texas-based company active in oil field pipeline construction. As chief executive officer of the firm, Bert Vandiver oversees more than 75 skilled employees.

Pipelines provide a safe and efficient method of transporting key fuels from extraction and production bases to refineries and the market at large. The two main types of energy pipelines are liquid petroleum and natural gas, the two chief fossil fuel commodities.

When plotted on a map, a majority of America’s total pipeline infrastructure runs through Texas, Oklahoma, and southern Louisiana. From those regions, it branches out to major metropolitan areas such as Chicago and New York.

The liquid petroleum network encompasses not only pipes that carry fuel but also those set aside to transport and segregate carbon dioxide, crude oil, refined oil, and volatile liquids. America’s liquid petroleum pipeline infrastructure is vast. Take, for example, only the pipes dedicated to transmitting crude oil to refineries. In all, the country contains roughly 55,000 miles of these pipes, which range in diameter from 8 to 48 inches.

Pipelines carrying natural gas often end directly at consumer homes, where the gas acts as a heating fuel. The United States’ pervasive natural gas pipeline infrastructure measures roughly 300,000 miles long.