Unit helps monitor, control wellbore conditions The Smart Pumper from Houston-based Smart Pumper automatically controls and regulates any variable frequency drive (VFD; electric, hydraulic motors) or valve in response to wellbore conditions or operator input. The maker says its unit is available at less cost than SCADA systems. The firm says the device also facilitates the inexpensive collection of data from sensors and meters. As a universal platform, it is equipped with built-in communication and systems integration that provides the capability to monitor and control any artificial lift device in real time from anywhere in the world. It can be programmed to automatically shut down th...

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