Crusader Joint Ventures is a nimble network that
efficiently mobilizes oil & gas production equipment.
Coming soon – four turnkey pump package designs – 300 to 800 horsepower.
Gain clear optics on equipment’s pertinent information so you can lower your risk and make better decisions.
Experienced in Equipment
Our team and network is made up of various disciplines to prepare and deploy oil & gas production equipment for use: technical, service, fabrication, logistics, financial, administration, sales and marketing. Leading the high-level equipment side of things are Kameron Anderson, Lourne Anderson and Mike Burghardt.
OWNER & PRESIDENT
Being mentored by a veteran of the oil and gas surplus equipment business, he’s seen the good, the bad and the ugly of equipment deals. From this vantage point, his commitment has been that success in business is when it’s a win-win for everyone involved. When he’s not gaining optics on surplus and strategies to rapidly deploy equipment, he’s gaining ground visibility flying high-up at 8,000 ft. in a single-prop Cessna.
Working from Prudhoe Bay, to Norway, to Africa, to Thailand and to Mexico, on some of the most interesting of projects. Here at home, he has personally been the lead manager on the fabrication of over 500 projects with exceptional knowledge in pumps and fluid handling. Technically adept. Endlessly creative. And, Kameron’s dad.
TECHNICAL SERVICES & CLIENT SUPPORT
Having spent half his life working in the field, in every season, in every corner of the world (mostly Canada), travelling in every conceivable apparatus, in everyday of the year, to service and repair rotating equipment. He produces the best information for surplus in the business and his model for quality information is the template. This guy knows equipment.
Principles that move us.
The strong connection to each other and our work. The commitment to be great and create positive outcomes.
More than a feeling – a doing. The commitment to increase positive outcomes, while decreasing unnecessary effort.
Creating flexibility in decisions – not for mere flexibilities sake, but to decrease negative limitations, while increasing positive outcomes.
Open for Ventures
We stay open and available to get involved in projects that are interesting. We have this flexibility because we don’t have a fab shop to keep filled or a widget we have to sell over and over. Due to the quality of our people and deep technical experience, we’ve been invited into opportunities that have been fun and off the wall.
Conversion of Gensets
500kW of power was needed for Andora’s pilot SAGD. We sourced three well used 25′ 275kW trailer mounted induction generators for the job – proceeded to overhaul the 3408 CAT engines, all support equipment, converted them to prime power synchronize generators and updated all the control systems. At the same time, we custom built a load sharing/synchronizing panel that would communicate, load share and synchronize all three generation units to operate as single system.
Dragon Oil Pumps in Turkmenistan
A well timed job during the heart of the downturn, this project came to us through our network in the United Kingdom. It involved the complete design, engineering and the procurement of three 900HP horizontal centrifugal pumps, 150hp lift pumps, VFD’s, harmonic filters, and cables. All pumps were delivered on time – which was good because it was a $4000/day fine if we were late.
Treater Joint Venture
A financial investor approached us as they had a unique contact and scenario to import 8′ x 30’ bare treater vessels into Alberta via the US. We created a joint venture scenario to mange the vessel manufacturing process and ensure ABSA registration. Once completed, we then designed and project managed the process packaging of them, via 3 separate manufacturing facilities and successfully closing deals on all of them until the US dollar rose and the venture winded down.
Conversion of Compressor to Pump
After staring down a 24 week delivery and $2.5M build, we were called in; sourced a surplus compressor, stripped non-essentials, overhauled the engine, selected/procured all required new equipment, installed the gearbox, pump and required piping/installation/control valves. A completely new PLC control system was also designed and installed to operate the entire pump system and engine as well as communication with the client facility. Four days of commissioning and startup. The client saved 12 weeks and $900k.
Our First BIG Broker Client
In 2011 Pengrowth had a fresh mandate to generate cash from surplus sales but needed to approach in a new way after a 2010 “broker” incident. We collectively designed a tailor-made process that addressed their desire for open and transparent results, removed traditional sales barriers, and created a pricing structure; all of which allowed us to work freely and openly together. Done on a handshake, we sold over 180 pieces of equipment in less than 24 months.
A good portion of our business comes from selecting equipment that we are willing to invest in ourselves: purchasing it, refurbishing as required and bringing it to market at a wholesale value for our broker network.
Utilizing a surplus pump and a stock building, we fabricated a new LACT unit c/w warranty for them saving approximately $45,000 over purchasing all new – later the pump became too small for the application and so we were contacted again for a retrofit where we selected a new pump (TD-120) and fit it into the existing package which only had an FMC M12 60hp pump. Expertise and imagination on full display.
A Rush to Raise
A great existing customer called us and informed us that they had entered into “sales mode” and would be selling their company – We had 60 days to sell as much as possible for them. Even though all equipment was from the 90’s and early 2000’s, we documented, marketed and reached close to $500k in sales in that short period. This goodwill scored us an invite to their deal closing party where a lot of the executives (who we had never met) shook our hands and thanked us for getting it all done.
Vapour Scrubbing System
A JV partner came to us asking if we wanted to work together on a project. They’re a rep for vapour scrubbing technologies, but they only sell components. The client, Tervita, wanted the components, but did not want to have compile a system themselves. So we took the lead and designed a full vapour scrubbing system rated at 250 Sm3hr @ 4 oz to remove any LEL/H2S vapours from the tank from venting system at a new fluid disposal site. Working with the engineering firm we supplied documentation, fabrication process, control philosophy for programming and spare parts for commissioning & maintenance.
Our first project for Karve (explore 360º tour) began in 2018 with a 200HP multistage centrifugal pump package for EOR with water injection. A recip pump was more suited, but centrifugal was requested. The challenge was a 500-2500 m3d range with varying discharge pressures. With a preferred supplier (Canadian Advanced), we modified a pump and the system design included several accurate control valves and sequencing with some complicated control philosophy and programming. Delivered on time, it’s operated trouble free since. Three similar systems have been deployed since with flows up to 6500 m3d, all with interchangeable parts.
“Hey Kam, your customer just called me for reference. I know you know a lot about pumps, but Lourne REALLY KNOWS. I told them if they want to get the job done quick and not get screwed, they need to work with you guys. No one knows pumps more!”
60HP LACT Pump Package Client
“I’ve worked all over the world designing electrical and control systems… often times on the same project as Lourne and I’ve never seen anyone with more knowledge on pumps than him.”
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