Optimization of Plunger Lift Systems

Plunger Lift Optimization

Over time, liquid build-up also called liquid loading in gas wells can become heavy enough to completely seal the tubing causing a halt in gas production. If left unattended this can become a permanent problem neutralizing the well altogether.

Plunger Lift is a type of artificial lift which uses gas pressure to lift the accumulated liquid from the bottom of the well. Plunger Lift systems are widely used due to their cost effectiveness and efficiency. Plunger lift operation typically consists of a cycle that is repeated continuously to lift the accumulated slug. Currently, trial-based trigger systems and manual inspections are used to manage the plunger cycle which results in un-optimized operation.

Maximize Gas Production

Minimize Equipment Damage and Downtime

Next to Zero Emissions

Reduce Labour Costs

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Benefits

By predicting the impact of liquid loading on gas flow rate and our AI trigger is able to optimize the plunger cycle achieving 20% more gas production compared to standard trial-based triggers.

The velocity of the traveling plunger is a major factor contributing to equipment failure and damage. Fast-moving plungers tend to cause more damage. Our AI trigger system eliminates 90% of unwanted velocity cycles resulting in an 88% reduction in costs due to plunger breakages and downtimes.

Scope-1 emissions are caused by venting are used to facilitate plunger arrival at the surface. Our AI trigger system eliminates slow velocity cycles minimizing the need for venting. As a result, Scope-1 emissions are decreased by 98%.

Reduce labor costs by up to 66% using our automated monitoring and trigger system.

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Optimizing Plunger Life

Plunger Lift systems are widely used in gas wells due to their similicy and cost effectiveness to lift accumulated liquid slug at the bottom of the well. There are many types of plungers available manufactured by different vendors. 

Choice of the plunger for a particular well depends on a number of factors including the internal condition of wells, the geometry of the path that plunger needs to travel, the amount and pressure of gasses, chemical conditions in the well, etc while choosing a plunger for a particular well. Making an uninformed decision regarding the type and manufacturer of plunger results in a significant increase in plunger breakages and a reduction in plunger life causing more revenue loss in form of maintenance and downtime costs. 

Maximize plunger life and minimize the number of plunger replacements using our Data & AI-based solution which recommends the best possible type and manufacturer of the plunger for particular conditions in a well.

Benefits

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