Eagle Ford operator had more rod lift wells than people to manage them causing operations personnel to focus primarily on remediating HSE issues, down and off-plan wells, and production risks. Fighting or preventing fires left little time for production optimization duties.
The operator had 75% of their wells in an under-optimized state with the majority overpumping. Excessive, damaging compressive strokes caused higher failure rates, deferred production, and operating costs.
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