Quite simply, the HEAL System is a patents pending, innovative solution that makes your artificial lift strategy more efficient. It’s a downhole solution that seamlessly joins the horizontal as part of a standard well completion. Designed to perform for the life of the well and with no moving parts, the system is made up of a floating seal, a Sized Regulating String and the Heal Vortex Separator.
Long-term results show that the HEAL System can enhance:
It’s common for horizontal wells to transition through multiple artificial lift systems. While operators can offset costs by transitioning to rod pumping, they often have to bridge the gap between natural flow or high volume ESPs and rod pumps with expensive intermediate lifting solutions. The good news is the HEAL System can bridge that gap, reducing the number of transitions required, requiring smaller equipment and moving the well to rod pumping more quickly. The potential capital savings can be anywhere between $200,000 to more than $500,000 per well.
A big problem with horizontal wells is damage to the pump from solids. The HEAL System overcomes this issue by conditioning flow – producing less sand, disrupting the transport mechanisms down the horizontal, reducing the amount of solids transported and leaving them in the horizontal where they can’t interfere with the pump. If any solids do get through, the HEAL System separates and traps them in the sump area. By reducing solids, the HEAL System increases runtime and overall production, and reduces operating costs.
There’s great energy savings with the HEAL System too. The HEAL System allows the pump to be more efficient, which reduces energy consumption and cuts down on costs.
After installing the HEAL System in more than 130 wells across Western Canada and the US, we’ve seen production increases from over 30% and as high as 100%. This is a result of increased drawdown, and increases in operational efficiency as runtime with the HEAL System improves significantly. While including the HEAL System at the initial well completion will produce the greatest benefits, existing wells can still benefit for the remaining life of the well.