Gas slugs develop under numerous production conditions resulting in various circumstances including changes in reservoir conditions, changes in production strategy (EOR/IOR) and changes in production rates. Despite the situation, slugging is one of the most widely faced issues in the oil and gas industry. This is especially true for unconventional wells produced with artificial lift technologies including electric submersible pumps (ESPs) that can experience significant increases in operation costs and capital expenses due to lost production, damaged equipment and inefficient operational envelopes which in turn lead to differed incremental production that could be captured in an optimized ESP system.
The best solution is prevention: disrupting gas slugs before they disrupt production.
FET presents the patent-pending Forum GasGuard®, which breaks down/infuses gas slugs before they reach an ESP system, creating an uninterrupted flow of liquid through the pump and eliminating slug flow. The result is a more consolidated, continuous production stream with higher liquid content leading to increased motor cooling and improved ESP performance with fewer shutdowns. With a streamlined, simplified design, FET’s GasGuard represents a new paradigm of protection against unpredictable gas slugs.
Our Forum GasGuard® is part of FET’s extensive Multilift artificial lift solutions catalog.
- Unconventional wells
- Steam-assisted gravity drainage wells
- Wells with severe gas slugging
- ESPs, rod pumps, progressing cavity pumps, hydraulic piston/linear pumps
- Installs and pulls easily using the production string
- Improves efficiency of ESP motor cooling
- Reduces equipment costs with simple design
- Disrupts gas slugs before they reach the pump intake
- Improves pump runtime and performance
- Helps prevent pump shutdowns caused by gas lock
- Work in conjunction with and can reduce the need for expensive ESP gas handling devices that are still susceptible to gas lock
Pump Saver Plus
Forum Multilift Solution’s Pump Saver Plus is designed to be installed with and positioned below a rod pump, protecting it from the harmful effects of sand and gas intake.
- Separate gas and sand without any impact or effect on Rod Pump function
- Negligible pressure drop through the tool
- No sand re-circulation
- Avoid costly workovers due to gas lock and sand obstruction
- Improved Rod Pump efficiency
- Prolonged run-life
- Enhanced production and operating envelope
- Prevention of gas lock, increasing uptime and production
- Prevention of abrasive wear and mechanical failure reducing workover and equipment costs
- Significant Increased run life of down hole pump and rod integrity
- No moving components reducing possibility of failure
- Rod-lift applications up to 570 barrels of fluid per day
- High abrasive conditions
- High GOR wells