April 3, 2019
Realising that using other forms of high-volume lift can be cost-prohibitive, for a possible solution, the producer reached out to Apergy, a provider of technologies to help oil and gas production companies optimise their returns safely and efficiently. Their main request was a challenging one: get as much oil and natural gas out of the well as possible in the first 90 days of operation, while reducing the well’s LOE over its production life cycle.
The client was not averse to using alternative lifts, no matter the cost, if reaching the goal of maximised rates could be realised, but Apergy’s oilfield engineers knew there had to be a more cost-effective way to tackle the problem. What they eventually developed was a four-pronged approach to introducing gas lift to a series of 10 Wolfcamp A and B wells.