Economically extracting residual oil and gas from mature fields
Gas and oil wells that are nearly depleted are often abandoned, even when considerable amounts could still be extracted. The reason is that the remaining oil and gas can no longer be recovered efficiently and cost-effectively with conventional methods. A Wellhead Compression unit from HOERBIGER allows mature fields to continue to produce.
- Continuous operation, even when liquid amounts are high: conventional systems have high downtime because they have to be shut down several times a day.
- Long-standing experience with solutions to on-site problems, for example as a result of excessive loads of liquids, sand, water, carbon dioxide, or hydrogen sulfide.
- The versatile WHC units are easy to transport and install, allowing our customers to respond to new requirements quickly and flexibly.
Wellhead Compression (WHC) extends the life of oil and gas wells, dramatically boosting their production output.
HOERBIGER WHC units have an availability of at least 95 percent, even under poor operating conditions, and generally achieve levels as high as 99 percent, ensuring continuous production.
In gas wells, the increase in gas velocity made possible by the use of WHC units eliminates a drop in pressure at the bottom of the borehole, eliminating production constraints due to liquid loading.
In oil wells, WHC units reduce the pressure on pipes and largely preclude the development of backpressure that could impair production. Problems with air entrapment no longer occur, and the pump's delivery rate increases.