Operator is using the well to manage the reservoir and protect producers from offset operators. The well, which has been producing for many years, is a high volume water well with minimal oil cut. Due to pump erosion from sand, the conventional ESP was being pulled every six months at least.
|Casing||9 ⅝", 40#|
|Kick Off Point (KOP)||Vertical|
|Pump Setting||1481 ft.|
Veretek's application engineering team was able to provide a solution using our
The value of our technology approach lies in the results. In this particular well, the centrifugal pump experienced sand erosion and had to be replaced every 6 months. Since installation of the
|Previous Centrifugal Pumps||Veretek V-5
|Pump||32 Stage 538 P23||20 Stage 538 V-5 Pump|
|Motor||238 HP motor /Major ESP OEM||238 HP motor / Major ESP OEM|
|Pump speed||40 - 50Hz||40Hz → 60Hz Dec-12; 80Hz since Feb-13|
|Average Pump Life||3 - 6 months||Running continuously since December 2012|
|Fluid produced||2,400 BFPD||6,000 BFPD|
|Unit pulled||Sand erosion in pump||In continuous service (at September 2017)|
Replacing the centrifugal ESP with our patented
Our results in this application are excellent. Since installation of the
Our V-Pump's capabilities with sand resistance and gas handling made it a perfect solution for a well in the Permian Basin. Our V-Pump achieved several success factors, including producing 60% more fluid than the conventional ESP.
Our V-Pump is performing with excellent results in Reagan County, Texas. There are several key success factors for our V-Pump, including surviving sustained high sand production and reliably pumping throughout moderate gas slugs/high GVF.
Our results in North Dakota are very positive. A major operator suffered two early conventional ESP failures due to high gas, with each ESP failing after only days of operation. The operator replaced the two ESPs with our V-Pump in mid-May 2017 and the pump has run continuously and smoothly since then, handling the high GVF production and widely varying production conditions.