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ARTIFICIAL LIFT TECHBOOK: CASE STUDY 42 | May 2016 | effciency, higher production rates are achievable or smaller equipment can be used to at the same production rate. Case study A horizontal well in Northeast British Columbia was struggling to maximize production from the well with a typical rod pump. The well had a total measured depth of 2,750 m (9,022 ft) at a TVD of 1,317 m (4,332 ft) and was troubled with gas inter- ference in the pump due to the gas-liquid ratio of 2,500 cf/bbl. By installing the system the operator was able to move the pump above the well's kickoff point and achieve complete pump fillage, resulting in a much higher production capacity from the existing equipment. Consequently, the opera- tor was able to greatly increase production from the well. Acknowledgements This article has been abridged from the original paper and case studies published as part of the 2016 Southwestern Petroleum Short Course. n Applying the HEAL System to a well in British Columbia increased its production rates. (Image courtesy of Production Plus Energy Services Inc.)

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