Artificial Lift Performance Blog

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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Transforming Production Engineering

Sep 10, 2020 11:08:42 AM / by ALP Team posted in digital oilfield, data driven decisions, fewer failures

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The oilfield has a fabulous opportunity ahead, a truly digital environment for production engineers - but what does that entail?

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Thriving in a low oil price (or any) environment!

Jun 26, 2020 11:03:02 AM / by Sandy Williams 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. How can we “double down” to ensure that our wells are produced efficiently at the lowest cost of operation? This article summarizes how you can do that now and for the long term.

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Why do Millennials (and oil companies) need a digital oilfield solution?

Jun 12, 2020 4:48:13 PM / by Sandy Williams posted in digital oilfield

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If you have a well designed to produce 1000 barrels per day and it only produces 800 barrels, how do you determine why? More importantly, can you understand how to remedy the issue and gain the additional 200 barrels? And then, can further production gains be achieved?

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Real-time decision making for artificial lift management and optimization

May 29, 2020 9:30:00 AM / by ALP Team posted in digital oilfield, data driven decisions

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Optimization is a goal for any number of industries, but in the oilfield, it means a lot of oil—and money—either gained or lost, depending on your well performance. Artificial lift is used in a large number of wells, and utilizing them in unconventional wells comes with complications which can challenge the performance of the lift system and the productivity of the well, not to mention ESP run life. Representing a large amount of financial investment and an even larger number of daily production barrels reliant upon artificial lift performance, artificial lift must be protected to prolong equipment life and ensure maximum production. With a variety of options to manage ESPs and gas lift, the question becomes: How quickly do you want to know what is going on so you can make prompt improvements?

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Securing successful digital transformation projects in oil and gas

May 22, 2020 2:24:51 PM / by Sandy Williams posted in digital oilfield

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Automation, digitalization, machine learning and analytics are seen as the panacea for our industry. But how do we accomplish this?

Here’s an interesting question …who’s leading the digital transformation of your company? Consider these possible answers for your organization:

  • Your CEO
  • Your CTO
  • Your CIO
  • Covid-19
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