Gas preventing intake by Novomet: oil production gets rid of gas locks
One of the most serious problems of oil production is the concentration of undissolved gas in fluids and the consequences of it, connected with the formation of gas locks and process of gas locking. This problem is particularly common for horizontal well sites.
Novomet-Perm specialists have found the solution. They developed a gas preventing intake intended to work in horizontal holes to eliminate the problem of undissolved gas.
The design contains an easily rotating cylinder with off-centered line of mass, which always radially sets its input port downwards.
Gas intrusion to the rose box is excluded because fluid intake takes place in the bottom of the case, while gas is above the input port. This way, it is possible to rely on equipment in horizontal wells, which have a high rate of free gas containment.
The intake has been successfully tested and is being used in Canada with excellent results.