For decades, E&P companies have chosen rod lift over other artificial lift types due to its ability to produce liquids efficiently from wells with low bottomhole pressures. The application of rod lift to horizontal wells has brought significant challenges including increasing depths, complex well geometry, volatile fluid compositions, high gas rates, complex chemical treatment requirements, and high rod compression and buckling tendencies.
This white paper will examine the impact of automating setpoint changes in a production optimization process-in particular the application of Automated Set Point Management (ASPM) within the Ambyint InfinityRL™ product-on deep HITs and premature rod parts from fatigue. Typically, these failure modes represent 50 to 75 percent of total failures; however, this will vary by field and organization. Additional case studies will examine the results of predictive analytics for chemical treatment optimization and design optimization, which can address other failure modes. Further information on ASPM and its methodology is available upon request.
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