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ARTIFICIAL LIFT TECHBOOK: KEY PLAYERS EPmag.com | May 2016 | 17 according to a systematic optimization cycle to proactively increase production and reduce costs. The company's lift systems include reciprocating rod lift, capillary injection, gas lift, jet-pump lift, hydraulic piston-pump lift, plunger lift and pro- gressing cavity pump (PCP) lift. Weatherford also provides electronics, sensors, software and consul- tants for production optimization. In September 2015, Weatherford released its sand-tolerant pump (STP), an alternative to stan- dard rod pumps in wells with high sand production. The STP can perform in temperatures up to 182 C (360 F) and has a self-cleaning flter to keep damag- ing sand out of the plunger-barrel sealing surfaces. In November 2015, Weatherford released its Pro- duction Optimization Consulting services, which pro- vide optimization solutions to enable proactive well, reservoir and asset management. After comprehensive analysis of the well or feld, consultants recommend the most suitable artifcial lift systems, surface and downhole sensors, controllers, production optimiza- tion software and workfows appropriate to the assets. Zedi Inc. Zedi is an oil and gas technology and services company that offers automation, artifcial lift, field instrumentation and data management technology as well as consulting, feld and sup- port services. The Zedi SilverJack artificial lift system is an advanced hydraulic pumpjack with a local graphics-based optimization controller and Zedi Access web-based data management system that provides remote monitoring, alarming and con- trol. This allows both local and remote optimiza- tion and the resolution of common rod pumping problems without site visits or labor-intensive manual processes. Released in November 2015, the SilverJack 8000 includes the same controller, data management sys- tem and optimization capabilities as the SilverJack 6000 with the addition of nitrogen gas assisted lift. The SilverJack 8000 has double the capacity of the SilverJack 6000 (up to 45,000 lb rodstring weight and 240 in. [6 m] of stroke length). n The SilverJack 8000 has double the capacity of the SilverJack 6000 (up to 45,000 lb rod- string weight and 240 in. [6 m] of stroke length). (Photo courtesy of Zedi)

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