Scott Kiser of CJS announced today that the company has successfully completed bench testing of its new hydraulic progressive cavity pump driver. Kiser said “High maintenance costs and difficulty in operating rod driven progressive cavity pumps (PCP) on a horizontal axis drove CJS to develop a solution that is used in conjunction with the company’s FlatPak Umbilical to gain efficiencies when using a PCP in vertical or horizontal wells. Our new driver offers plenty of torque at sufficient RPM to function most progressive cavity pumps currently available to industry. The first units will go into wells near Lloydminster in January 2011 and will include the added advantage of a capillary line and wire bundle to support needed chemical injection and fluid level monitoring to ensure the operator does not run the pump dry” continued Kiser
“This new system eliminates many moving parts that are often the cause of pump failure thereby reducing maintenance intervals and cost. The system design permits the rotor to be placed in the correct position in the stator every time thereby eliminating space out error. Further the system permits operators to perform casing cleanouts in heavy oil wells and the rotor can be reversed to self-flush the pump. Also by eliminating the rod string the operator can place the pump into the heal or lateral of a horizontal wellbore without concern of tubing and rod wear.” continued Kiser.
We are very excited about this new development and expect it will be of great benefit to many industry operators. With the knowledge that bench testing permitted CJS to run heavy oil at 10,000 centipoise through the system without wear and tear on the driver, we expect successful field testing will ensue in the New Year.” said Kiser.
For more information contact Scott Kiser at email@example.com.