Application engineering is a critical aspect of successful rod pumping in deviated wellbores, as it involves customizing the pumping system design to each well's specific needs and conditions. By employing a collaborative process that requires input from engineers and operators, our approach has improved production and extended the run life of hundreds of wells.
The application engineering process typically begins with a workshop to define the specific issues and goals of the well. This step includes identifying challenges such as high deviation, wellbore conditions, and past production issues. With these challenges in mind, engineers develop multiple design options and collaborate with operators to choose the optimal pumping system configuration for the well.
Through this collaborative process, application engineering can ensure that the chosen design is tailored to the unique conditions of the well and that it maximizes production while minimizing downtime and maintenance costs, optimizing performance, and achieving optimal results in even the most challenging well conditions.