Requested Information to Perform a Fluid Level & Dynamometer Survey
  1. Well names & directions, and (if possible) attach a lease map.

  2. Time-frame or date you would like the work performed.

  3. Name and number of a Field Contact (pumper or lease foreman).

  4. Latest Well Test production numbers.  Also, if known:  the API gravity and Water Specific Gravity.

  5. Well Data Information:  I will need the CASING, COMPLETION, TUBING, & ROD/PUMP design information.  If the well is non-vertical, please also include the basic deviation info (i.e. KOP, 30°, 60°, 90° TVD & MD).  Furnishing this data can be accomplished in 1 of 2 ways.

    1. Send the your company Well File (Wellbore Diagram) in the email:  this is the easiest method for you and the preferred method for me.  I will extract the information I need from the documents.  The more information/context I have on the wellthe better my ability to properly interpret and apply the acquired data.

    2. Fill out this Well Data Form:  you will likely find this form to be copy-and-paste drudgery and a waste of timeso I don't recommend this routebut I am equally happy to accept the data in this fashion.  (No matter how the data is furnished to me, all data will be held strictly confidential)

  6. Any specific reasons you would like the diagnostic analysis?  This way I can focus my analysis to solving your problems.  For example:  drop in production, inconsistent pump action, frequent failures, or no particular reason (just normal maintenance and monitoring).    

 

Its a lot of information—I know (that's why I reccomend you just send me your company documents with the informaiton and I will extract it). Thankfully, I only need all the input data once for each well.  After the first analysis, I only need updated information on the latest well tests & any changes to the producing zone & the downhole equipment designs.

 

Note:

  1. If you only want a Fluid Level Shot:  I only need the info pertaining to the perforations, casing, tubing and well tests.

  2. If it is not Vertical Well, please don't forget the basic deviation info including the TVD & MD.  Bottomhole pressures are only dependent on TVD (True Verticle Depths) and not the MD (Measured Depths).

  3. If the primary reason for the analysis is to verify proper run-time calibration, its important to verify with the pumper that the wells have not been off recently for any reason.  You want to catch the well in its normal producing steady-state.

  4. Also, if the wells do not produce much gas it is best to not schedule our services for the same day as the chemical truck treater.  The flush water puts the casing on a vacuum which reduces the clarity of the acoustic fluid level trace acquired (due to the acoustic pressure wave not traveling as efficiently in the low pressure medium).  On most wells, however, this usually isn't a problem but it sometimes can be.  Call if you have a specific questions about this.

For a Fluid Level & Dynamometer Analysis I will request the following information: