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Condensates are a group of hydrocarbons that don’t easily fit into the common product categories of oil and gas. A carbon number scale is used to measure these hydrocarbons, reflecting the number of carbon atoms found within each molecule. The lower the number the lighter, gassier, and more volatile the molecule. A condensate usually falls somewhere between C4 and C12. For comparison, Bitumen has an average carbon number of 35 and above.
Condensate is typically obtained after the transition of a gaseous substance into a liquid state due to a drop in pressure and/or temperature. When a well is drilled, the drop in pressure and temperature forms a gas condensate. These fluids are transparent, with colour ranging from eggshell to cocoa due to oil mixture and depth.
A Profitable Condensation
Because condensate is both a heavy Natural Gas Liquid and a super light oil it’s incredibly versatile and therefore very profitable. Compared to regular crude oil, condensate requires less refining processes to reach a desired point. This makes it a very economical option from the start.
In Canada it’s used in a little-processed form to dilute heavy oil from the oil sands, driving condensate demand and increasing prices. Once further processed, condensate can be used to produce petrol, diesel, jet fuel, and kerosene as well as used as a resource to produce synthetic materials.
Due to its versatility, the demand for condensate is immense, making it a lucrative option for you and your business.
Incentivizing and Monetizing
PIT understands that with gas prices as low as they currently are, it can be difficult to justify the cost of operating and maintaining your well. But, while the cost of gas has dropped, the price of condensate remains strong.
If you operate shale wells, gassy oil wells, gas-locking pumpjacks, etc, it is very likely that you are operating a well literally dripping with condensate.
To encourage our customers to branch out and reap the rewards of condensate, PIT is proud to announce a sale to help you increase your fluid lifting at a reduced cost! We’ve put together some of our best selling and most positively received lubricators, plungers, and bottom hole tools into packages to maximize your well’s liquid recovery.
Both our Econo Line and Services Line are available at a reduced cost to allow our customers to optimize their wells at a fraction of the cost without sacrificing any of PIT’s expected quality.
Stop worrying about the price of gas, start producing condensate!
Premier Integrated Technologies offers a practical, cost-effective alternative to a standard pumpjack or plunger system with the Dual Stage Plunger System. Our Dual Stage System can save you thousands of dollars per year and can increase production up to 80% over a pumpjack system. Additionally, the Dual Stage increases the scope of traditional plunger lifts to overcome challenges that may be faced.
How Does A Dual Stage System Work?
Installation of a Dual Stage System begins once the well is shut in. The bottom hole assembly is lowered down the wellbore and installed. Once the bottom hole assembly is installed, the bottom plunger is dropped into the well. Next, the Dual Stage Center Stage BHSA tool is lowered by wireline to approximately 60% of the depth of the well, depending on the well’s production.
The bottom plunger moves fluid from the bottom of the well to the Center Stage BHSA tool, where a one-way Pressure relief Check Valve & Packoff holds the liquid above. Once the top plunger is installed, it will move that fluid held from the Center Stage tool to the surface.
The two plungers then travel simultaneously, with the bottom plunger travelling in the bottom section and the top plunger travelling in the upper stage, hence the name Dual Stage Plunger System. This system allows the plungers to move smaller loads more frequently.
The Dual Stage System has the same functions as a conventional single plunger, making it capable of lifting liquids where one plunger would struggle to do so. Two plungers are more efficient than one due to having effectively almost halved the travel depth and liquid load to lift while having the same gas volume and pressure differential to lift it.
A Dual Stage Plunger System can be a viable alternative to most pumpjack systems. But, it can fulfill a variety of other roles as well. Such as:
- Deep, low-pressure wells
- Wells with higher casing pressure than tubing pressure
- Gassy oil wells (wells with a high gas to liquid ratio)
- Older plunger lift systems that have historically produced condensate or oil
- Plunger wells with increased off-times that take multiple hours to build up pressure
- Low rate oil wells
PIT offers well evaluations using available data to determine if your well is a feasible candidate for a Dual Stage System.
Dual Stage Plunger System Study
PIT conducted a study to measure the effectiveness of our Dual Stage System. Utilizing our portable Cloud Controller with built-in production measurement system we were able to conduct a study on over 200 wells that were installed with the Dual Stage. We discovered the following:
- Wells saw an increase in oil production of an average of 50% increase in the oil per day. Reports measured in at up to an 80% increase.
- Decreased lift costs due to reduced well workovers and fewer funds being spent on maintenance and repair, resulting in up to $60,000 in savings per well per year.
- When converting from pumpjack to Dual Stage, wells saw three times as much oil per day.
- The average year one savings per well was $22,500 per well, with an increase in netback of $100,000 per well.
Did you know that PIT offers world leading technology services to keep your oil production in tip-top shape? We get so excited about our gas products that people don’t always know the wide variety of Oil Optimization and Regulatory Services we offer. Since it’s regulation season, we thought we’d bring some attention to the services we offer to help producers with Regulatory Compliance! We make it as painless as possible and can handle your entire Annual Regulatory Project(s) and Manage it for you start to finish. We can even submit the test results for you!
Gas Migration Tests
Using our world leading, 1 part per million (ppm) sensitivity portable gas detectors, PIT is capable of testing right from the wellhead to the lease edge for methane gas and LELs (lower explosive limit). By utilizing our portable gas detectors, there is no need to drill deep holes to test for gas migration. No ground disturbance occurs, saving you money and time. If you prefer/require Test Holes, we can do that too but require the Ground Disturbance and Line Locating to be done prior to our arrival. If you have a need for Gas Migration testing, post drill or pre-abandonment, we can help! Alberta AER categories for reference are ID 2003-01, D-20, D-79, parts of D-83.
Utilizing our real-time monitor equipped with highly proficient monitoring capabilities, PIT is able to monitor the wells surrounding a frac area for any anomalies, allowing you to follow Alberta AER Directive 83. A professional, designated representative within our company will keep you up to speed on your wells and be able to assist you with any questions you may have anywhere in the province. We are experts, here to help make your Frac go smoothly.
Surface Casing Vent Testing
With over 40 years experience, PIT has developed efficient methods to save you time and money while doing Surface Vent Testing. We have over 80 test kits that are capable of measuring leaks on Surface Casing Vents. We measure and analyze your Vent using a 10-minute bubble test. If it is leaking, we immediately collect more data over a few days that can quantify and classify the leak type. We then distribute an official report back to you. Our engineering reports are all done in house so there is no third-party data exchange done. Using our many stations, our staff and kits can be optimally deployed to save you money.
Suspended Well Inspections: aka D-I3 Tests
Following D13 Directives, PIT can conduct low and medium risk inspections to be sure your lease is up to snuff. Suspended Well Inspection Tests can include: pressure tests on wellhead Seals or Downhole Plugs, ensuring that valves are locked and removed, and onsite environmental checks to locate seepage if it exists. Weed control options and more can be customized to find the best solution for your suspended wells while ensuring compliance.
Reservoir Pressure: Build Ups and Statics
Since Reservoir Pressure tests are required annually by the AER for most pools, it’s important for your well to have as little downtime as possible. Why not do this test from surface and eliminate cost, risk, and large trucks? PIT has special proprietary equipment and techniques to reduce shut in time and save you money. We can provide daily updates to you without the need to drive to site, minimizing the amount of time spent checking wells. Acoustic pressure surveys cut down on your well downtime as there is no need to shut your well in for 14 days. We are experts at this service and have been industry leaders and inventors of AWS Reservoir Tests since the 1970’s!
Options include Static Reservoir test that is done on existing pool wells that are shut in using AWS from surface to gather accurate reservoir pressures.
Packer Isolation Tests: aka IPT tests
Injection or Disposal wells all should have a downhole packer to keep the fluids going where they are intended to go. The packer Isolates the tubing from the casing, so we test this downhole packer to ensure it is not leaking. We use our own portable trailers on site to conduct our tests quickly and efficiently. We perform the field work and supply an approved report for the regulatory body (Alberta, BC and Sask).
PIT is firmly dedicated to meeting all your oil regulatory needs for this season and many more to come. When you look at your annual regulatory requirements, think of PIT because we can offer a ONE-STOP solution and handle it all for you, from the planning to the field work and even submission of the results. Full Project Management is available here.
Normally, a wellhead is only a close distance to its separator shack and controller, or Scada RTU. The two locations aren’t far apart and using an armoured cable between them is quick and painless. For these cases, a normal Arrival Sensor may be used. However, sometimes the distance between wellhead and shack is too great or the trip between can be too difficult to traverse, causing great expense. In these cases, the best method is to install a Wireless Arrival Sensor. PIT is a proud provider of Wireless Arrival Sensors to assist with these situations.
OKC’s LinkMate Wireless Switch Router is PIT’s choice for Wireless Arrival Sensors. Safe, compact and durable, the LinkMate is a cost-effective and easy to use plunger arrival detection system for your wellhead to shack connection. Featuring four switch inputs and four switch outputs, a switch event occurs when any switch changes from an On to an Off state, or vice versa. The signal from the switch event is transmitted via omnidirectional weather resistant antennas and is connected to its paired device from up to 1000 feet away!
The system consists of two small boxes. One box is located in the shack and consists of the omnidirectional antenna. The second box contains the Arrival Sensor and the transmitter. Couple these with a solar panel for each box and you have a fully functional, easy to install, Wireless Sensor. The system is Intrinsically safe, Class 1, Div 1 too!
Why Use A Wireless Arrival Sensor?
Occasionally, wellheads and shacks will be a significant distance apart. Running large amounts of cable between the two locations can be extremely expensive and labour intensive. While a Wireless Arrival Sensor is more expensive than a few feet of cable, there reaches a point where the cost of the cable, plus the time and labour, no longer makes a wired connection feasible. This is where a wireless feature can save you a whole lot of time and money.
PIT is well known for our plungers. We’ve supplied thousands of plungers to hundreds of companies and are always looking for ways to improve our designs. One of the issues that come up often when dealing with our clients, is how we should handle a well with an SSSV in extreme sour wells. Our 3 ½” Dual Pad Skirted Plunger* is a solution to this issue.
When a Sub Surface Safety Valve (SSSV) is triggered it isolates the well bore. This can happen when there is a system failure or damage to surface production, control, or safety facilities. When an SSSV has finished its life on the well, it can be removed. However, the landing nipple is still in place and is either very expensive or impossible to remove.
How did PIT address these issues? Simple. We created a Dual Pad Skirted Plunger capable of compressing far more than a non-skirted plunger. When compressed, the plunger is able to slip through the nipple. That way there is no need to pull tubing to remove the nipple and no need to spend thousands of dollars in the process.
The flexibility of the Dual Pad Skirted Plunger allows it to significantly increase the efficiency of your well. Not only is it able to collapse to fit through a nipple, it also expands further than a non-skirted plunger. This allows it to create a tighter seal to reduce gas and liquid leaks while traveling through the tubing.
The plunger has to travel regularly through the nipple. This means the plunger is built with durability in mind so that it may withstand the wear and tear that comes from passing through the SSSV nipple.
3 1/2″ Dual Pad Skirted Plunger Case Study
This 3 ½” Dual Pad Skirted Plunger (pictured right) was recently replaced in one of our customer’s wells. It ran on a 13% sour gas well outside of Olds, AB. During that time it removed hundreds of liters of contaminants from the well.
PIT builds our plungers hardy so that they can withstand extremely punishing conditions. This particular plunger made 12 cycles a day through the nipple and the rest of the tubing, expanding and collapsing whenever it was needed.
*Other sizes are available
Premier Integrated Technologies is proud to present the All Thread Lubricator. The first of its kind, our All Thread Lubricator was created using a unique, weld-free, forging process. Built with the budget-friendly customer in mind, the All Threaded Lubricator is all of the quality with none of the cost.
Purpose and Uses
Lubricators are a primary piece of surface equipment in the plunger lift system for gas wells. As gas wells mature the decrease in bottomhole pressure and production velocities that are needed to carry liquid to the surface. We solve this pressure problem with our top of the line plunger lift systems.
As the plunger travels upwards through the well, it surfaces and is caught by the lubricator. Our All Thread Lubricator is built to withstand fast rising plungers with ease and efficiency.
Features and Specifications
Designed by professional engineers, our lubricator is weld-free so you can say goodbye to your worries over imperfections and seams causing a loss of pressure. The seamless, smooth housing keeps the pressure in and the elements out, giving you a better lift system for your well.
The All Thread Lubricator was built with durability in mind. Built to withstand up to 5,000 psi and with a forged, strengthened body, our lubricator can withstand any environment.
It can be a hassle to service a well. We made sure to make your maintenance duties more manageable when we designed the All Thread Lubricator. Loaded with a 170lb/in Inconel X750 spring and a 4140 L80 Striker Block, the lubricator’s parts are easily replaced when needed. Replaceable parts coupled with a simple, reliable T-Handle catcher make this lubricator the easiest item on your maintenance list.
Our biggest concern when designing our lubricator was to make it affordable for every budget. We made it our goal to make a budget-friendly lubricator with no sacrifices to quality for our customers. Just like all our lubricators, the All Thread Lubricator is designed by a registered professional engineer in compliance with API 6A Section 188.8.131.52. and undergo a strict testing regimen as part of Finite Element Analysis. The lubricator is then stamped for verification.
– Dual Injection Port
– Weld-free, forged body
– 5,000 psi rating
– T Handle Manual catcher (auto catcher available)
– 2 3/8″ or 2 7/8″ tubing size
– 170lb/inch Inconel X750 Spring
– 4140 L80 Body
– Withstand up to -50°C temperatures
– Includes fabrication and drawing information, pressure test records, and instructions
If you have any questions or would like to order an All Thread Lubricator to try for yourself, give us a call at 403-887-1200.
PIT and its manufacturing partners MVM and Kismet are pleased to announce 3D laser scanning technology as part of its technological advantages for your Wellsite and Operations.
There are many uses for this 3D Scanner including saving thousands of dollars in piping installations like plunger lift lubricators and flowline piping modifications. Our unit can easily be set up onsite and scan the required piping inside a building or outside on lease to gather highly accurate distances and shapes for making custom or standard piping changes easier, at a much lower cost. The measurements are accurate to 1 mm!
Recently, we are using this 3D scanner to pre-job plan and custom build plunger lift lubricators for specific wells and the highline (flowline) connections. This allows pre-fab building and only one site visit, all of which add up to saving clients a lot of cost and headaches!
We have used the system to save clients up to $25,000 in piping modifications for a welded/flanged piping installation on a plunger lift installation. Clients will save even more by using this system proactively when planning plant site changes, pump installation, surface facility add-ons and more.
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Premier Integrated Technologies is now offering Gas Lift Systems
We are pleased to announce the addition of Gas Lift to our products and services for your well optimization needs. PIT believes in assisting our customers every step of the way. Our experienced technicians work together with Priority Energy to evaluate, design, set up, install and operate any new gas lift system you may be interested in. The following are some highlights of what our Gas Lift line can offer you and your wells:
- Works in anything with an API 17 degrees and over
- Great for unloading horizontal well bores
- Works great with wells that have paraffin issues
- Unlimited production volumes
- Low maintenance systems
- Wireline retrievable and tubing retrievable systems
- Custom assembled in Red Deer
- Technical support on and off location
- Full drift mandrels
- Plunger assisted gas lift systems
- API rated and spec mandrels and valves
- Full design and re-evaluation for free
- Experienced in production and gas lifted systems
PIT wants to create a custom system for your optimization needs. Please contact us today with any questions or concerns you have about our Gas Lift line.
We look forward to working with you.