Choosing a Pump

Whenever a well no longer produces at the volume desired, artificial lift systems are considered. Some experts have indicated there are 31 attributes that can be considered with some more significant than others. Today, oil operators use a whole matrix of criteria and decision trees to predict what the wellbore will give up and what method to use.Among the more significant determinants in pump selection are reservoir characteristics (temperature, pressure, optimal production rates, fluid properties, quantity and type of produced solids, free-gas production) and individual well conditions (well depth, inclination, completion design, surface facilities, energy source). Other considerations ...

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