How to manage horizontal and highly deviated wells?

Highly deviated wells, slant wells and horizontal wells are now common  things in upstream oil production with their ability to produce higher flow rates or to address challenging pay zones. Dog Leg Severity is a key  feature of a deviated well to select and safely place any artificial lift system.

Rod driven PCPs have seen great success with those challenging well profiles. Parted  rods and hole in tubing are the main failure modes to overcome.

Proper design of completion and use of dedicated accessories mitigate those issues.

  • Reduce wear with centralizers
  • Reach high DLS wells with continuous rods  and flush hollow rods
  • For tortuous wells, Electrical Submersible PCP

Extend tubing run life

The Tubing rotator installed at surface constantly rotates the tubing to avoid permanent contact  with the rod.

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Eliminate parted rods and tubing wear

Designing a rod driven PCP requires special attention to manage high DLS well profiles. Reducing  and eliminating tubing wear is a critical objective when selecting and designing an Artificial Lift to avoid  expansive and unexpected work- over.

Reduce rod/tubing contact

Spin-through centralizers properly set along the rod string can drastically improve the overall run life of the completion. PCM Design software determines the optimized centralizers’ location.

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Reduce and spread evenly contact load

Continuous rods offer a cost-effective option to lower the installation time and to reduce the tubing wear, providing no upset in the rod profile against the tubing inner wall.


Hollow rods with flush design, have also proven to be very effective in shallow wells high DLS without requiring specific installation facilities.

Eliminate all contacts with rod free ESPCP

When no Rod driven system can match the DLS, Electrical Submersible PCP offers an alternative eradicating all parted rod issues and  holes in tubing.

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