Get More Life From Your Wells.
Your wells have to do more, for less, for longer―each well must yield more hydrocarbon for less cost, and for a longer productive life. Production optimization is no longer an option—it’s a necessity.
Optimization delivers a better return on investment during production, and it delays well abandonment. But unleashing the potential of your assets involves more than electronics and software; it requires a systematic approach that combines proven equipment, collaborative field-management solutions, and experienced crews. Weatherford, the only oilfield services company to offer extensive solutions for full-field optimization, brings global expertise and an unparalleled depth of products to suit any production need at the well, reservoir, and field levels.
Production optimization comes down to proactive asset management. Our integrated asset solutions equip you with tools that gather, manage, and apply real-time data in a way that increases production and reduces overall costs. Our optimization toolbox runs deep and wide, offering sensors, measurement and control systems, software, and the expertise of experienced crews.
We have the most comprehensive artificial-lift portfolio in the industry. We provide reliable in-well measurements of pressure, temperature, seismic, vibration, and production flow rates. We also offer industry-leading production workflow and optimization software.
Our experienced teams provide solutions for any production environment. We integrate well hardware, controllers, and downhole and surface instrumentation with advanced software applications to create customized production solutions and analytical insights for any asset, whether at the well, field, or enterprise level.
Our Workflow: AIM, Gain, and Sustain
Our production optimization cycle is customized and continuous. We created a proprietary workflow―AIM (asset inspection methodology), Gain, and Sustain―to help our clients reduce downtime, maintain flow, and increase the meantime between failures.
In the AIM phase, we define and prioritize optimization opportunities and build a business case for implementation. For the Gain phase, we build well and surface network models and recommend means to continuously increase uptime and improve deliverability. These two phases deliver an increase in production, which funds the Sustain phase in which we implement new production optimization technologies, fine-tune processes, and train crews.
Appraise and Select a Solution
Every well is a new challenge that defies a single-solution approach. Yet too often, artificial-lift systems are presented as one-type-fits-all. Our process is configured to follow a cycle of ongoing improvement, which closely mirrors the structure that producers follow to optimize well performance.
Appraise―We collaborate with your production team to assess each well—including depth, well completion, fluid properties, and production history—to guide the lift-selection process.
Select―We help you customize a practical lift solution that matches the unique well characteristics through use of our comprehensive simulation software.
Design―An optimization solution can yield thousands of possible configurations. Our experienced personnel help you reduce complexity and select the right choke size, flow-assurance method, surface network, and more.
Implement―Our crews install the optimization systems. The equipment and sensors enable the production optimization cycle to continue through monitoring and analysis, which enables continuous and ongoing adjustments.
Realize the Benefits of Optimization
Each piece of optimization hardware and software helps you solve production problems and extend the economic life of the asset.
A typical well increases production, reaches a plateau, and later declines. As illustrated above, installing an optimization solution at the earliest stages of well life shifts the production profile upward. This gives you greater production gains for longer. Optimization delivers a faster return on investment during initial production, yields greater revenues during plateau and decline, and delays well abandonment.
We Offer Comprehensive Optimization Solutions
Well economics and decades of field-proven experience drive our production optimization technologies. Our expertise is enhanced by innovative software and sensing technologies to provide a comprehensive optimization package customized for your asset, budget, and production goals. We offer integrated optimization solutions for any well type anywhere in the world, including shale, heavy oil, coal-bed methane, and subsea.
Integrated asset optimization
Unconventional shale and tight reservoirs
Coal bed methane/coal seam gas
Production and reservoir monitoring
Automation and control