Permian Basin: Using hydraulic jet pumps as an economic alternative to ESP's

Speaker Barry Phillips, US Sales Manager & Product line Technical Sales, Weatherford
Barry Phillips works for Weatherford Artificial Lift Systems in Houston, Texas, and holds the title of US Sales Manager of Technical Sales for the Hydraulic Lift product line. Mr. Phillips attended the University of Southwestern Louisiana, studying petroleum engineering. He entered the workforce in 1982 with National Production Systems (now ...

Barry Phillips works for Weatherford Artificial Lift Systems in Houston, Texas, and holds the title of US Sales Manager of Technical Sales for the Hydraulic Lift product line. Mr. Phillips attended the University of Southwestern Louisiana, studying petroleum engineering. He entered the workforce in 1982 with National Production Systems (now ARMCO) working with Artificial Lift Systems, specifically focused on Hydraulic Lift Systems. Mr. Phillips has extensive field sales and service background, both in the domestic and international markets, and now focuses on the Permian Basin and Eagle Ford Shale Plays.

Full Description

Due to the rapidly declining life cycle of horizontal Shale wells, the use of ESPs as a long-term lift solution, when compared to the overall production cycle, can present numerous challenges to an operator. Because of the short-term use and expense tied to ESPs, Weatherford has explored various ESP replacement technologies with the goals of lowering OPEX, and increasing run life and reliability. Hydraulic Jet Lift in the Permian basin is replacing ESPs and problematic Rod Lift wells due to high deviation and wear. This high-level discussion will give an overview of Hydraulic Jet Pump Systems, case histories in problematic wells, and outline the overall decisions made to utilize Hydraulic Jet Lift based on run life and reduced OPEX expenses.  

 

Organizer Amy Timmons