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  • Petroleum Technology Digest: Well-failure reduction program realizes benefits

    G. Holasek, W.L. Maxey, G. Brooks, M. Bachman and D. Jones

    Medicine Bow Operating Co. implemented a focused, well-failure reduction program in their waterfloods, and gas well operations in southwest Kansas and the Oklahoma Panhandle. The company was experiencing excessive well failures, as many as 112 per month from 200 wells. The team effort, involving company personnel and pump, rod and chemical vendors, focused on getting the metallurgy right, operating lift equipment under proper load conditions, and treating with the right chemicals at appropriate levels. Well failures dropped quickly, rapidly recouping the (approximately) $300,000 investment.

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2013 Fracturing Technology

2013 Fracturing Technology