Artificial Lift Techbook 2018

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20 | July 2018 | ARTIFICIAL LIFT: KEY PLAYERS ability to reverse pump to flush and can handle up to 100 times the amount of sand as conventional ESPs, according to the company. In a Permian Basin case study, a major operator suffered an ESP failure within three weeks of instal- lation due to sand erosion. It was eventually pulled and replaced with a V-pump. The pump produced 60% more fluid and sustained high sand production and operated trouble-free for one year. Weatherford Weatherford provides products and services for every form of artifi cial lift from reciprocating rod lift to progressing cavity pumping. As an end-to-end pro- duction solutions provider, the company also pro- vides production optimization hardware, sensors, software and automation technologies. The company's WellPilot ONE universal controller centralizes management of all oilfield equipment to a single piece of hardware. This next-generation controller/remote terminal unit provides automation for the entire field and enables seamless transitions throughout all production and lift phases, which significantly reduces the total cost of ownership. Another artificial lift technology is the sand- tolerant pump (STP), an alternative to standard 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 slippage-fluid filter to keep dam- aging sand out of the plunger-barrel sealing surfaces. Global Headquarters: Oklahoma City, OK | 405.605.4567 Permian Region: Midland, TX | 432.253.2233 Mid-Con Region: Norman, OK | 405.801.3196 From system design to the installation and operation of your well, Valiant provides the scope of artificial lift solutions to keep your operations running smoothly. Equipment is nice. Solutions are better. CONTACT US TODAY Veretek's rotor/stator pump design targets multiphase wells. (Photo courtesy of Veretek) Weatherford offers fully integrated systems, including pumping units, rods, downhole pumps, controllers and real-time analysis software. (Photo courtesy of Weatherford)

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