Optimization of Plunger Lift Systems

Over time, gas wells can experience a phenomenon known as liquid loading, where the accumulation of liquid becomes substantial enough to completely seal the tubing, leading to a cessation of gas production. If left unaddressed, this issue can permanently render the well unproductive.

Plunger Lift, a form of artificial lift, utilizes gas pressure to remove the accumulated liquid from the well’s bottom. Plunger Lift systems have gained widespread popularity due to their cost-effectiveness and efficiency. The typical operation of a Plunger Lift involves a continuous cycle that is repeated to lift the accumulated slug. Presently, plunger cycles are managed using trial-based trigger systems and manual inspections, resulting in suboptimal operation.

Maximize Gas Production

Minimize Equipment Damage and Downtime

Next to Zero Emissions

Reduce Labour Costs

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  • Maximize Gas Production
    Through the utilization of our AI trigger, we can accurately predict the impact of liquid loading on gas flow rate, resulting in optimized plunger cycles. Compared to standard trial-based triggers, our AI-trigger achieves a remarkable 20% increase in gas production.

  • Minimize Equipment Damage and Downtime
    Equipment failure and damage often stem from the velocity of the traveling plunger. Swiftly moving plungers tend to cause more harm. With our AI trigger system, we effectively eliminate 90% of undesired velocity cycles, leading to an impressive 88% reduction in costs associated with plunger breakages and resulting downtimes.

  • Nearly Eliminate Scope-1 Emissions
    Venting, which is typically employed to facilitate plunger arrival at the surface, contributes to Scope-1 emissions. However, our AI trigger system significantly diminishes the occurrence of slow velocity cycles, thereby minimizing the need for venting. As a result, Scope-1 emissions are drastically reduced by 98%.

  • Decrease Labor Costs
    By implementing our automated monitoring and trigger system, labor costs can be reduced by up to 66%. Experience the benefits of streamlined operations and increased efficiency while optimizing your budget.


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Optimizing Plunger Life

Plunger Lift systems are extensively utilized in gas wells due to their cost-effectiveness and similarity in lifting accumulated liquid slugs at the well’s bottom. Various plunger types are available from different vendors.

The selection of an appropriate plunger for a specific well depends on multiple factors, including internal well conditions, path geometry for the plunger’s travel, gas amount and pressure, chemical conditions, and more. It is crucial to make an informed decision when choosing the plunger type and manufacturer for a particular well. Failing to do so can result in a significant increase in plunger breakages and a reduction in plunger lifespan, leading to revenue loss in the form of maintenance and downtime costs.

Optimize plunger performance and minimize replacements with our Data & AI-driven solution. Our solution recommends the most suitable plunger type and manufacturer based on the specific conditions within the well.


  • Assists in determining the most suitable plunger type for a specific well, reducing the risk of premature wear and frequent replacements.

  • Identifies optimal conditions to maximize the lifespan of plungers.

  • Our AI-powered solution leverages historical data from wells to predict when a plunger is approaching its breaking point, enabling timely replacement.