(2019018) ITS ALL ABOUT THE END FITTING 3: PRESSURE DROP, EXTRA CORROSION CAPABILITY, COMPRESSION HANDLING

Presenters

Ryan Gernentz, Karol Hricisak and Alex Booth
Endurance Lift Solutions

As fluctuations in oil price continue, the industry has changed and is demanding improvements from each method of artificial lift. Required flow rates are increasing due to the longer laterals of new horizontal wells being added to inventory. Rod Lift is not immune and is being asked to enter the artificial lift cycle earlier and support the pumping of wellbores with added complexities due to geometries and/or production demands. The fiber reinforced plastic (fiberglass, FSR) rod continues to meet the ever-increasing demand and complexities. The two previous editions of ‘IT’S ALL ABOUT THE END FITTING’ focused on the design of the new generation of fiberglass rod, the added strength the industry has requested, the benefits regarding the handling of compression and methods to mitigate uncertainties of the wellbore dynamics. This edition will focus on benefits of the latest generation of the end fitting. It will explain how a new configuration of the wedge profile provides reduced pressure drop at each connection and/or adds corrosion resilience. The new wedge profile also increases the ability of the end fitting to handle compression. Data will be provided in support of increased production. The fiberglass rods have been delivering benefits for the last 30+ years to the industry and continue to maintain pace with growing demands of artificial lift through innovation and development of new generation FSRs. With an ongoing progress of FSR technology the glass rods are being adopted earlier in the well’s life cycle requiring us to make the product RUN LONGER & PRODUCE