Artificial Lift Performance Blog

The impact of Reservoir Pressure on Artificial Lift Design

Jul 15, 2021 2:58:26 AM / by Sandy Williams

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You know the scene, an ESP failed overnight, the production dance is going on. You need to get the well back online asap…..

What information should you give your vendor(s) to perform the design and what information has the most impact on design? This article will show why it is important to use a high reservoir pressure if you want to guarantee your desired production….

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Why We Matter

Jul 7, 2021 10:14:27 AM / by Scott J. Wilson

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When worldwide oil and gas consumption reached record levels yet again in 2017, SPE members were there when it counted, helping to generate more light and power for billions of people across the world.

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Top twenty ways to solve your ESP problems

May 26, 2021 2:40:15 PM / by Sandy Williams posted in ESP wells

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Do you want your ESPs to be the Tom Brady of quarterbacks? Whether you’re a fan or not, Tom’s track record is impressive, especially his most recent Superbowl win. To be so successful has required intelligence, hours of (proper)practice, the right mindset, change and dedication to being a superstar. He has done things differently from other quarterbacks. Success with ESPs is the same and requires things to be done differently.

Getting ESPs (or any artificial lift method) to produce at lower cost/bbl requires trained staff, appropriate systems, good processes and attention to detail.

In a previous blog we identified some best practices related to gaslift, we thought we’d do the same for ESPs. Our best practices are based on our “True Production Optimization” process. If you’d like to know our top twenty best practices to solve your ESP problems….read on …..

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Troubleshooting a Gas-Lift Well by Tom Nations

Apr 1, 2021 2:54:00 PM / by Tom Nations posted in gas lift wells

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One of the nice things about gaslift, is that events that cause lost production, can sometimes be resolved by performing troubleshooting at surface. I like to quote JPT Emerging Technology Senior Editor, Stephen Rassenfoss:

“When a gas lift system starts performing poorly, there is a good chance no one will notice. It is not an event that demands attention like a broken pump. A gas lift system will continue injecting gas into wells and oil will continue to come out. Just not as much oil as there could be.....”

If you happen to notice that your well is producing less fluid, there are things you can do to troubleshoot the issue. This article will focus on Troubleshooting Gas Lift Wells.

With 50 years experience, Tom Nations is an expert in Gas-Lift and NODAL Analysis. In our latest guest article, Tom breaks down the process of trouble-shooting surface problems on a Gas-lifted well. He explains how carrying out the correct checks and diagnosing these issues early can avoid the added expense of having to perform a costly workover.

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Reduce risk, save time & accomplish more

Mar 1, 2021 3:07:53 PM / by ALP Team posted in digital oilfield, data driven decisions

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Are you and your team struggling to improve productivity, automate artificial lift optimization, reduce risk from predictive failure/proactive interventions, lower OPEX and increase operating cashflow all while producing more oil through existing assets? There is a solution with proven results.

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Gas Lift Best Practices

Jan 12, 2021 11:01:01 AM / by ALP Team posted in more oil, digital oilfield, data driven decisions, lower costs, fewer failures, gas lift wells

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This blog was inspired by a posting by Jim Hall (retired Shell Gaslift SME) on LinkedInin 2020 where he shared his tally book-sized gas lift best practices. We’ve taken his ideas and given them a little bit of an update for modern technology and tools. We hope you find this useful. 

Gas lift is an appropriate and effective lift method for many well types, especially gassy wells. Robust and reliable, gas lift wells continue to produce — even when operating inefficientlyHowever, this also creates a huge opportunity if we can diagnose when a gas lift well is being operated sub-optimally then it gives us an opportunity to recover a missing wedge of production. You do not have to let lower production be the norm using these best practices you can improve the management of your gas lift wells and data to maximize your well production.

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PumpChecker®--Your Answer for Lost Oil and Production

Dec 3, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by ALP Team posted in digital oilfield, data driven decisions

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In today’s highly competitive and volatile O&G industry, efficiency can mean the difference between profitability or losing money for oilfield producers of all sizes. If you could find a tool that could not only prevent failures in your ESP and gas lift wells, but offer a method for identifying opportunities to improve production, reduce downtime, increase run lives and decrease costs—all with software that provides real-time (and valuable) analytics, wouldn’t you want to invest in it?

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Why do you need Total Production Optimization?

Nov 12, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by ALP Team posted in more oil, digital oilfield, data driven decisions, lower costs, fewer failures

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“True Production Optimization” optimizes well performance automatically, enabling accelerated speed and accuracy of decisions, reducing risk and releasing millions of dollars of untapped potential.  ALP’s industry leading Pump Checker® Software provides impartial, expert, automated artificial lift optimization for ESP and gas lift wells.

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Transforming the Economics of E&P

Oct 16, 2020 1:11:35 PM / by Sandy Williams posted in digital oilfield, data driven decisions

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For decades we’ve had the boom and bust in our industry, that goes with the ebb and flow of the price of oil. Yikes, we’re in another crisis!

The drilling and production of unconventional wells, the availability of funding, longer laterals and bigger frac jobs has resulted in North American operators chasing production with the drill bit, at $10 million dollars per well. That’s great in a greater than $45/barrel cost environment.

As Warren Buffet says ‘It’s only when the tide goes out that you learn who has been swimming naked’.

We are currently in such a moment in our industry. How can we learn from this?

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In today’s oil & gas industry...only the low cost survive

Oct 2, 2020 12:00:00 PM / by ALP Team posted in more oil, digital oilfield, data driven decisions, lower costs

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When oil prices are low it’s more important than ever that we optimize the way our wells are produced. Learn how we can "double down" to ensure that our wells are produced efficiently at the lowest cost of operation.

 

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