Acoustic Fluid Level Surveys
Utilizing the Echometer Well Sounder, Hamdon’s experienced field technicians will conduct Acoustic Fluid Level surveys to determine the depth to the fluid in the annulus. By frequently testing fluid levels, the current production of the wells can be evaluated while calculating the bottom hole pressures. Accurate fluid data provided by this test can be used to further evaluate pump performance and determine increased production potential.
Dynamometer Surveys (diagnostic tests) are used to determine the loads and performance of the artificial lift rod pump system. The survey is designed to interpret the load and displacement at the polished rod of a pumping cycle and identify production potentials and/or mechanical inefficiencies within a pumping unit. The analyzed data is used by operators to optimize the operation of the pumping system, including: increased well pumping efficiency, increased production, longer rod and pump life, less frequent gearbox failures and improved pumping equipment design.
Fluid Depression Test
Determination of the gradient(s) and resulting producing pressure can assist with more accurate determination of the Inflow Performance Relationship (IPR).
Plunger Lift Optimization
The Echometer system is able to optimize the performance the of the plunger lift system by simultaneously measuring the casing pressure, tubing pressure and acoustic signal during one complete plunger cycle. The software can analyzes the data to determine plunger fall velocity, identify holes in the tubing, stuck plungers, tight spots or restrictions, gas analysis, optimization run times and much more.
Static Bottom Hole Pressure Calculations
The Acoustic Fluid Level Survey are used to determine Static Bottom-Hole Pressure of a well that has been shut-in or suspended for a prolonged period of time. This information can be used to meet AER regulatory compliance or for internal records.