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ALRDC Seminar
New and Novel Artificial Lift Technologies
ConocoPhillips, Houston, Texas
May 14, 2014
Retrofitted Continuous Chemical
Injection – The Next Level
Rodger Lacy; Shonagh Mackie; Brian Marr, Weatherford
Presented by: Rodger Lacy, Global Product Line Manager, Houston
Contents
• Overview of an existing Weatherford Insert String
Hanger – Capillary (WISH-C).
• Components of a system.
• Description of new technology.
• Development status.
• Industry support needed.
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Overview of WISH-C
• WISH-C is used to retrofit continuous chemical injection.
• No xmas tree modifications are required.
• The existing control line: – Is flushed and changed to treatment chemical.
– Dual function – open SSV and, at increased pressure inject chemical.
• A capillary string and WISH-C hanger is run and locked into the
SSV profile.
• The hanger has: – A new lock profile and seal bores to land a WRSSV.
– A port to allow control line fluid a path to function the new WRSSV.
– A crack valve to allow chemical injection.
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WISH-C Components – Bottom up
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Chemical
Injection Valve
Capillary String
Well Control
Sub
Crack Valve
WISH-C
Hanger
Insert Valve
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Existing Deployment Method
• Current design WISH-C systems are run as following: – Run #1 - the following set in TRSV/SVLN
• Injection valve, capillary string, well control sub
and WISH hanger.
– Run #2 - the following set in WISH Hanger
• Insert valve
• Slick line unit required to service the insert valve.
• Additional capillary unit required to service all other
components.
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Description of New Technology
• Proposal to re-engineer the crack valve to become
integral with the insert valve.
– Crack valve would become retrievable on slick line.
– Reduced time and cost to service the crack valve.
– Increased availability of suitable units (no capillary required).
• Will require re-engineering: – WISH hanger.
– Insert valve (will not affect current API 14A certification).
– Chemical routing / flow path.
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Development Status
• Conceptual design complete.
• Still require: – Finalise engineering drawings.
– Manufacture prototype.
– Complete lab testing.
– Conduct field trials in live wells.
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What Support is Needed from
Industry?
• Gauging of market potential and industry needs.
• Input on sizes required.
• Partnership to identify wells for field trials.
• Post trial review and optimisation.
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