Hydraulic Jet Pumps
Designed to meet the most challenging well conditions, Prime Pump Solutions’ Petrolift™ hydraulic jet pumps are engineered and manufactured in the United States of high-quality, anti-corrosive materials. The robust, economical design is the perfect match for high-volume wells and fluids with high solids content. With a variety of configurations and sizes, our hydraulic jet pumps for oil and gas wells are suited for operation in all types of conditions, including deviated and deep wellbores.
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The Venturi effect: Why it matters
Hydraulic jet pumps operate based on the Venturi effect. Power fluid, supplied by an accelerated multiplex plunger pump on the surface, is forced through a restriction in the jet pump called a nozzle. The act of restricting the flow has two effects on the fluid: Increased velocity and decreased pressure. This is known as the Venturi effect. Formation fluid is drawn to this area of low pressure and commingles with power fluid in the jet pump throat. From here, the commingled fluid is slowed in the diffuser and exits the jet pump. Produced fluid is returned to the surface for processing. Contact your local Prime Pump Solutions representative to learn how our industry-leading Petrolift jet pumps can optimize production performance and improve bottom-line economics.
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SMARTEN Jet Lift Controller
With a high tolerance for abrasives, corrosive fluids, and high gas-to-liquid ratios, jet lift is proving its value and versatility every day in applications ranging from producing deviated wells and multiple-well pads to recovering frac fluid and dewatering gas wells. The SMARTEN™ controller from Prime Pump Solutions™ is engineered to elevate jet lift operations to new performance levels by pairing state-of-the-art digital technologies with superior mechanical designs.
The jet pump is inserted into the wellhead, pumped down the tubing, and seats in the bottomhole assembly.
Power fluid is injected down the tubing, with the surface pump, and is forced through the nozzle of the jet pump, creating the Venturi effect.
Production fluid enters the pump and combines with the high-velocity power fluid in the throat. The commingled fluids then enter the diffuser and the production fluid is lifted to the surface.
To remove or change the jet pump assembly, power fluid is pumped down the casing annulus and the pump is circulated to the surface where it is retrieved or changed out.
Jet pump operation
It’s as easy as 1-2-3-4! Because jet pumps are pumped down the tubing and seated in the bottom-hole assembly, inserting and retrieving Prime Pump Petrolift jet pumps is simple. Changes to throat and nozzle configurations can be made in less than two hours of retrieval and pumping time.
A solution for demanding production environments
Prime Pump jet pumps have no moving downhole parts and can be repaired on site without a servicing rig, which translates to lower operating and maintenance costs. They effectively handle sands, solids, corrosives, gas, high production rates, and deviated and deep well architectures.
With no moving parts and high-grade material choices, jet pumps handle solids and erosion with ease.
Petrolift jet pumps are equipped to handle gas-to-liquid ratios as high as 2,000:1.
Jet pumps are available in high-grade alloys to combat corrosion attack. Chemical treatment minimizes scale and paraffin buildup.
Our jet pumps deliver high-volume production without back pressure, which reduces the potential for formation damage.
Featuring a high-pressure compact design, Petrolift jet pumps are highly suited to deviated wells and deep wellbores ranging from 3,000 to 15,000 ft.
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