ESP System Quadrupled Production for West Texas OperatorRevenue increased USD 4.1 million* per year with jet pump replacement
An operator in the Permian Basin area of West Texas approached Baker Hughes for an artificial lift solution to increase oil production. This operator used a jet pump on the well for more than 10 years. The jet pump’s production was about 1,600 BWPD and 50 BOPD. Because the well experienced infrequent interventions, the operator was reluctant to install an electrical submersible pumping (ESP) system.
Restrictions by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) added limitations to the system’s design. The wellhead was located in a center pivot irrigation system, which imposed additional requirements concerning what the operator could put at the wellhead. Rod lifts and progressing cavity pumping (PCP) systems were out of the question. A standard ESP, variable speed drive (VSD), and transformer were also beyond what could be installed at the wellhead.
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