Artificial Lift Techbook 2018

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18 | July 2018 | ARTIFICIAL LIFT: KEY PLAYERS optimization decisions as well conditions change without incurring the risk and cost of intervention. DIAL overcomes the limitations of existing produc- tion and completion equipment, eliminates well intervention and enables an economically enhanced approach to gas-lift production optimization, according to the company. Superior Energy Services Superior Energy Services offers drilling products and services, onshore completion and workover services, production services and technical solutions. Superi- or's Gas Lift division includes onshore and offshore gas-lift equipment. The company provides fit-for- purpose artificial lift offerings through its engineer- ing, optimization and troubleshooting techniques, manufacturing and value-added approach. Superior also offers gas-lift design, trouble- shooting and optimization classes in the field and in the office for engineers, pumpers and interns. Superior also applies the latest technology avail- able for product innovation to assure exceptional quality and reliability while offering proprietary design software to get the most precise designs, according to the company. The plunger lift group works alongside the gas-lift group to offer plunger lift as well as gas-lift-assisted plunger lift systems. Superior's plunger lift group manufactures lubricators with ratings of 3,000 up to 15,000; a multitude of plungers, most notably being the dart-style plunger and the Pacemaker plunger; and an assortment of bottomhole assemblies includ- ing multistage offerings. The manufacturing team uses well modeling software, 3-D printing and computational f luid dynamics to provide technical solutions. The plunger lift field team provides technical training on site including well model and optimization classes as well as using echometers in the field. With the ability to couple the gas-lift and plunger lift systems in one gas- lift-assisted plunger lift, Superior can offer an artificial lift tool for the life of almost any well. Tenaris Tenaris, a supplier of tubes and related services, offers sucker rods and has manufacturing facilities in 17 countries. In 2016 the company introduced Rig Direct, a services-oriented model that offers customers the direct delivery of products and services, including technical consulting, pipe management and onsite field service assistance. Tenaris' mills, including its new seamless plant in Bay City, Texas, which started production late last year, supports the services model by synching the manufacturing and delivery of products with the customers' drilling operations. The company's AlphaRod sucker rod series feature rods manufactured with enhanced steel grades that are designed for a long life in demand- ing requirements, according to a March 2017 press release. The AlphaRod series includes two steel grades, which cover a wide range of applica- tions. The AlphaRod HS (high strength) and AlphaRod CS (critical service) are designed to handle increased service loads and over- come fatigue and corro- sion-fatigue problems in beam pumping and progressive cavity pumping applications. In addition, Tenaris' BlueRod premium sucker rods have a resistant connection designed for high loads, and "the connection improves the rod's fatigue life and ensures excellent field performance," accord- ing to the company's website. Tenaris' HolloRod series hollow sucker rods are designed "to increase the reliability of progressive cavity pumping operations and reduce operating costs," the company said. Unico Unico Inc. provides variable frequency drives and controls for electric submersible pumps, hydraulic pumping units, progressive cavity pumps (PCP) and sucker rod pumps. The company's mechanical lift systems include its linear rod pumps, PCPs, crank rod pumps and hydraulically actuated pumps. Unico's UWS Hatch Sense system, together with a Unico UWS Gateway, allows the status of tank hatches and other safety mechanisms to be remotely moni- tored by the GMC system or a SCADA system. In addition, Unico's SRP Well Report provides well operators with one-button access to surface and Tenaris' AlphaRod sucker rods are designed for a long life in demanding conditions. (Image courtesy of Tenaris)

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