Have you ever had a failure analysis report back from your ESP supplier that stated the cause was “well conditions”? We thought so.
Now, say you’ve bought a new car and after a month it breaks down. The dealer says the failure was caused by road conditions, which are not covered by warranty, so you’ll have to buy a new one. You’re not going to be happy.
Similarly, we don’t buy the well conditions culture of our industry. Instead, we believe in getting the right equipment, for the right environment, with the right processes to support its use.
That’s why we provide expert witness in teardown of artificial lift equipment to determine:
- The failed component
- The failed sub-component
- The reason for the failure
- Crucially, the corrective action to prevent it happening again
Implementing corrective action is key to continuous improvement, fewer failures, longer runlives– which means less stress and a lot more $$ in your pocket. Our process is defined below:
We’ve now done this successfully for so many operators, that we’ve built software to help you track artificial lift failure data over time and drive permanent improvement.
Here’s one of the graphs from our software:
This shows pump install date vs. run time. The red line is the maximum that any pump could have ran, based on the date it was installed. You can see that for this specific project there were many short runlives early on but from mid-2012, something happened and the equipment started running properly.
The reason for the sudden improvement was data analysis, leading to our equipment specification change. The result: one happy operator.
If you’re getting early runlife failures and short runlives, let’s talk. You have nothing to lose and a great deal to gain. We’ll explain how you can get the most out of your pumps, reduce pump expenditure and get significant improvements on your investment.