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Are You Pumping Money down a well?


Only human capital outranks chemical as the highest operating expense in the oil and gas industry. If projections set out by Oil & Gas Product News hold out, the oil and gas industry could spend upwards of $10.7 Billion dollars on chemical in 2018. A sampling done in 2016 showed that chemical was over-injected by an average of 20% with some injecting 50% above the prescribed rate. When oil prices skyrocket, that expense is viewed as a cost of doing business, but when margins shrink, the thought of wasting millions of dollars on a single well is tough to swallow.

How much does it cost?

Another study in 2017 estimated that the cost of chemical overuse could approach $400k per chemical, per well, per year. How much is over injection costing you?

If reducing chemical could save so much, why don't we do it?

The risk of safety concerns, wax, scale, corrosion, freeze-ups, and potential downtime present a significant downside to under injection. The traditional solution is to try to reduce the pump rate by changing the plunger in the pump or other methods that reduce the minimum flow rate of the pump. Unfortunately, these methods actually decrease the efficiency and reliability of the pump and increase the risk of pump failure. Faced with those two choices, the answer is clear: over-inject to reduce the greater risk of under injection.

Until now.

It is now possible to mitigate the risk of under injection while increasing the efficiency of chemical injection. Profire brings you intelligent injection with the PC180. Intelligent injection means reliable injection rates not tied to the minimum capacity of the pump. Intelligent injection isn't just about reducing injection rates, but rather a dynamic optimization that allows chemical injection to increase when circumstances demand it. Profire's PC180 recognizes when working conditions have changed because of gas rates, H2S ppm, temperatures, pressures, etc. It then adjusts injection rates automatically, thus reducing the risk of under injection

The Answer to Chemical Management concerns.


Profire's chemical management system, significantly reduces costs, and drives efficiency by optimizing chemical injection at each site.

The PC180 affects your bottom line by:

  1. Reducing costs by achieving a stable and expected daily injection volume, eliminating unnecessary chemical consumption.
  2. Reducing wear and tear and site maintenance cost associated with under injecting of corrosion inhibitors..
  3. Eliminating the cost of breaking up freeze ups due to under injection of dehydrate agents.
  4. Sending automatic warnings that a pump is down, or you have a leak on the injection header or pump check valves.
  5. Automatically adjusting the amount of chemical injected to levels based on what is needed in real time. (i.e. Injection adjustment based on readings from H2S analyzers)
  6. Granting remote access to reduce the number of site visits to check on equipment.
  7. Making each site more efficient in chemical usage and operating cost.

Find out how just how fast Profire's PC180 Chemical Management System paid for itself by improving consumption rates of H2S. Then decide if you'd like to save that kind of money.

Read the PC180 case study

Shawn French
CMS Product Manager
Profire Energy Inc.

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