Valiant offers a complete line of high-efficiency gas mitigation technologies designed to stabilize production and eliminate unforeseen interruptions due to gas interference in downhole environments.
As wells mature, their gas-to-oil ratio (GOR) normally rises as liquid flow declines. Electric Submersible Pump (ESP) stages are designed to handle small amounts of “free” gas – gas that’s no longer dissolved in the produced fluid – but excessive amounts of free gas can cause performance deterioration due to blocking and locking of the system.
Performance interruptions can usually be alleviated in one of three ways:
- Avoiding the gas before it enters the pump intake
- Separating the gas out of the fluid mixture before it enters the pump using high-efficiency Valiant gas separators
- Using multiphase gas handling pumps in conjunction with Valiant gas separators, which compress the free gas back into a homogenous fluid.
Intercept™ Gas Solutions
Valiant offers a variety of Gas Handlers and Gas Separators to help operators prevent equipment failures associated with accumulation of gas in ESP systems. Whether you are producing in low, moderate, or high gas content wells, Valiant’s gas management systems are designed to ensure reliable performance and extend runtimes for increased lifting efficiency.
When deployed as a stand-alone solution, Valiant’s Intercept™ Gas Handlers can produce Gas Volume Fractions (GVFs) up to 50% without gas-locking. When used in conjunction with Intercept™ Vortex or Rotary Gas Separators, operators can reach GVFs well above 50%.
Valiant’s Vortex Gas Separators provide better separation efficiency at higher flow rates and are constructed with radial bearing support for enhanced durability in abrasive well conditions. By contrast, Intercept™ Rotary Gas Separators are designed to improve separation at low-to-moderate flow rates in viscous well fluids.
If you’re facing reduced performance in wells due to gas interference, our team can work with you to assess problems and create a custom solution for your needs.
Contact our team today to learn more about our gas separator solutions.