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Artificial Lift Techbook 2016

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ARTIFICIAL LIFT TECHBOOK: TECHNOLOGY 18 | May 2016 | hartenergy.com L ower oil prices and cost reduction pressures have prompted operators, service companies and equipment manufacturers to develop new technologies and approaches in artifcial lift that are more effcient, reliable and robust. All are quali- ties that can help deliver lower initial and operating costs to battered budgets. Accomplishing this task is no easy feat, especially for those working in the North American shale plays. The steep learning curve that unconventional plays presented over the last decade required drill- ers to learn fast and adapt quickly to fnd success. For example, longer laterals contacted more of the reservoir. Multiple wells on a single pad lead to Providers look to collaboration and new technologies to keep production fowing in unconventional wells. An Unconventional Look at Artifcial Lift By Jennifer Presley Senior Editor, Production Technologies A pump jack keeps oil production fowing for one Permian Basin operator one nod at a time. (Photo by Tom Fox, courtesy of Oil and Gas Investor)

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