With eyes-on monitoring and proactive ESP optimization, Valiant was able to flag a potential ESP failure before it occurred, improving production by over 80 barrels of oil per day.
Too often, the signs that a failure is about to occur are only recognized after the damage is done. Luckily for one Permian producer, Valiant’s monitoring was on the lookout. On July 1st at 9:00am, a well that showed excessive shutdowns in 48 hours was flagged by Valiant’s surveillance team for a closer look. After reviewing the trend report, Valiant’s ESP optimization team recognized increasing temperature at trips and decreasing intake pressure during shut-downs as strong signals that there was a hole in the production tubing.
Valiant immediately contacted the customer to recommend they review the ESP and consider replacing the tubing to prevent a failure. After conducting tests at the wellhead, field technicians confirmed that the operator’s production setbacks were a result of the diagnosed issue and pulled the unit. With a quick reinstallation of Valiant’s Endeavour® ESP and new tubing, the customer was able to ramp up production again, adding $32,500 to their weekly production.
In the span of just a few days, Valiant flagged, diagnosed, and quickly resolved a downhole problem that could have led to severe motor damage if left undetected. By leveraging Talking Wells® ESP optimization and communicating proactively with the customer, Valiant was able to save the well’s production and keep their operations running smoothly.
ESP Surveillance and Optimization Services
For producers looking to optimize and extend ESP performance, Valiant has developed Talking Wells®, a premier asset management suite developed to help operators save time and money by driving proactive decisions critical to success. Our tiered approach allows operators to customize reports, so you only pay for the data you need to achieve measurable results. Plus, all of our reports are developed by real analysts who provide in-depth recommendations tailored to specific customer needs. Learn more about Talking Wells® surveillance and ESP optimization services here, or ask your Valiant representative for a demo today.