Subsurface Innovation


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about subsurface innovation

Subsurface Innovation was started in 2010 with the focus to develop chemicals and chemical delivery systems that would improve horizontal well drill outs and work-overs. In 2015 Subsurface Innovation was purchased by UCO Energy to advance the technology in chemical delivery and optimization and has done so through our new line of Coil Tubing Automated Delivery Systems (ADS). Our basic product line is a fully automated hydration unit which can be operated by one person using a touch screen display/(HMI). The HMI interface allows the operator to adjust all chemical rates on the fly, as well as control volume and viscosity of gel sweeps with a touch of the screen, all valves are air actuated and tanks have fluid level sensors to ensure accurate volume and safety. Our units have been proven in the Fayetteville Shale and DJ Basin to save the operator significant chemical volumes (upwards of 60% is not uncommon) as well as reduce the time to drill out plugs. Subsurface Innovation was started in 2010 with the focus to develop chemicals and chemical delivery systems that would improve horizontal well drill outs and work-overs.

In current operations chemicals are often dumped via 5 gal buckets directly into the CT tubs and sent down hole. This leaves very little time for mixing and hydration time, as well as giving a very imprecise dosage of the needed chemical for the operation. This is something that has all but been eliminated in fracturing operations, but has seemed to persist in CT operations. Our goal is to both give the proper amount of chemical via liquid add pumps, in-line viscometers, and flow meters. It also has two on-board mixing tubs to ensure the chemical is fully mixed and hydrated prior to being sent down the coil. These systems combine to give a more precise, economical chemical system at a reduced price for the operator.

Subsurface Innovation has continued to improve on the existing technology. Our newest hydration unit has all of the above plus a data acquisition system where we are capturing the CT pump rate, pump pressure, pipe light and pipe heavy from the Coil Cat system as well as a pressure transducer on the flow back manifold, and real time data monitoring system that can be viewed anywhere there is internet access. We believe with this expanded data package further optimization of coil tubing drill outs will be made.

Our low overhead and automated system have allowed us to stay extremely competitive with our prices and will gladly share upon request.




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The team


President and Owner of Subsurface innovation LLC.

Stuart Allen

Including the following subsidiaries UCO Energy Exploration, UCO Energy Services, and Subsurface Innovation LLC.

Stuart Allen previously worked with Southwestern Energy as one of their lead completion engineers in the development of the Fayetteville Shale, Arkansas.  He also helped with the optimization and development of SWN’s Marcellus Shale position and multiple exploration projects within the company.  His expertise and innovations led to part of the success SWN is developing today.  Stuart is a graduate from the Colorado School of Mines with a degree in Petroleum Engineering.



Chief Operating Officer

Andrew Newton

Prior to joining SSI Andrew served as Ark-La-Tex Regional Manager for Quintana Energy Services (QES) overseeing the Fayetteville, Haynesville, East Texas and Eastern Oklahoma districts.  With an extensive background related to snubbing, coiled tubing and workover operations Andrew has held positions for CUDD Pressure Control as well as served as workover, Frac and coiled tubing consultant for Southwestern Energy and BHP Billiton.  Before entering the oilfield Andrew served in the United States Navy for 5 years as an Aircrewman. 



Chief Administrative Officer

C.L. Brantley

Prior to joining SSI C.L. worked for Performance Wellhead and Frac Components serving in various Management, Sale and Executive roles in his 9 year tenure.  He was directly responsible for the company’s entry and growth in the Fayetteville Shale and Mid Con Regions as well as oversaw operations of the company’s other district in the Gulf Coast, Haynesville, Eagle and Permian.  He also helped with the design and market entry of new products related to wellhead pressure control equipment as well as developed and executed market entry plans for new product lines.  C.L. is a 2007 graduate of Arkansas State University with a degree in Business.