LOOKING BEYOND THE PUMP

By | January 23rd, 2017|Categories: Artificial Lift|

We are interested to hear your thoughts on which innovative vendors would be more interesting for you to find? You can simply respond by 1, 2, or 3. In our research on innovations in artificial lift, the common comment we hear from E&P companies is, “These pumps fail frequently and are not optimized.” One’s first instinct [...]

INNOVATORS WANTED: Artificial lift

By | December 30th, 2016|Categories: Artificial Lift|

CONTEXT: Unconventional reservoir production is characterized by initially high flow rates at high producing pressures from natural and induced fractures. However, production slows to about 70% of initial production within the first year and the sandface pressure decreases owing to a limited drainage radius. When this pressure becomes less than the saturation pressure, a multiphase fluid [...]