Lightning Production Services can help operators increase production by pumping below kick off point (KOP). Landing sucker rod pumps “around the curve” of a deviated well has always been a goal for operators in unconventional reservoirs. Bottom hole pressures in horizontal wells are typically not able to be reduced as low as those in traditional vertical wellbores. This is due in part to the excess head pressure exhibited by the fluid column in the deviated section of the wellbore, along with high fl uid and gas flow rates. However, landing the pump in the horizontal section of the wellbore can allow operators to reach low bottom hole pressures, increasing production and potentially extending the life of the well.
Pumping the curve has been shown to increase failure rates in traditionally rod pumped wells. This increase in failures often outweighs the benefi ts of lowering the pump. However, with LPS products, pumping the curve can become a reality. Thermoplastic lined tubing has been shown to dramatically reduce the affects of rod on tubing wear that might be seen in the deviated section of a horizontal wellbore. Continuous rod can distribute the side loading seen in the deviated section along the entire string of the rod instead of concentrating loads on a short sucker rod coupling. These products together can handle extremely high side loads without leading to increased rod or tubing failures.
LPS currently has lined tubing and continuous rod installed in wells that have been operating for multiple years, without failures in the rod or tubing.
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1250 Indiana Street
Humble, TX 77396
11410 W. County Rd 30
Midland, TX 79707
7440 Downing Ave.
Bakersfield, CA 93308
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