System Applications

Marginal and Stripper Wells

Mechanical failures are the cause of nearly one quarter of the abnormal production declines seen in stripper wells. These mechanical failures are most commonly the result of corrosion, often exacerbated by the build up of corrosive brine in wellbores or its movement through production equipment. Marginal well operators must react to corrosion-sourced mechanical failures, but typically do not follow a proactive methodology for identifying problem areas and selecting the appropriate corrosion mitigation alternative before the failure takes place. As a result, opportunities for reducing failure rates and increasing production are missed.

Research suggests that 86 percent of failures in plunger lift systems are a result of corrosion damage brought on by produced brine. The inability to effectively deliver corrosion inhibitor to plunger lift wells leads to equipment failure, high operating costs, and premature abandonment.  Read more...

 

Existing Wells

The recovery of oil from wells using pump jack rods and metal tubing is costly, inefficient, and environmentally hazardous. The frequent repair and maintenance of pump jacks require the use of a workover rig; which can often be expensive, time consuming and dangerous to operate. In addition to these challenges, this system has the potential to leak fluid into the environment and is susceptible to corrosion.

In every instance we install the Ωmega Production System, we are able to do away with surface equipment such as the pumpjack, motor, concrete slab used for mounting the pumpjack as well as downhole equipment, rods, pump and tubing.  All that remains at the surface is the wellhead, electrical supply and flow line connection.  Read more...

 

New Wells

The Ωmega Production System significantly reduces system deployment labor costs.  Many turnkey individual well installations can be completed by one trained technician within 2-3 hours*.  Moreover, the unsightly and environmentally harmful above-ground pump jack is eliminated and replaced with a simple well-head assembly.  The potential for vandalized or stolen equipment is greatly diminished.

Reduced maintenance, elimination of workover rig, reduced deployment cost and no chemical treatments for corrosion all add up to a better solution and faster returns.  In addition, the costs to move fluid (crude oil and water) to the surface are virtually cut in half.

The Ωmega Production System allows the operator to “set it and forget it;” saving time and unnecessary expenses for upkeep and relocation.  Read more...

* assuming power and flowline already available and new location

 

CBM Dewatering

The coalbed methane industry has become an important source of natural gas production. Proper dewatering of coalbed methane (CBM) wells is the key to efficient gas production from these reservoirs.

Coalbeds are naturally fractured, low pressure, water saturated gas reservoirs. The mechanism by which gas is stored and produced in coalbed reservoirs is quite different from sandstone reservoirs. In a conventional sandstone reservoir, gas is stored in the pore space and flows through the pores into the fractures and/or the wellbore In a coal-seam reservoir, while some free gas may exist in the coal deposits, the majority of the gas is adsorbed on the surface of the coal matrix. To produce this gas, the reservoir pressure must be reduced so that the gas can be desorbed and released from the matrix into the fractures. The gas can then migrate through the fractures and coal cleat system and flow into the wellbore.  Read more...

 

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