Installation of your Opti-Flow™ Gas Lift system begins with a carefully engineered design using our proprietary gas lift design software. Using a number of well characteristics, OPTIpod® determines the optimal amount of gas needed to deliver fluids to the surface and the best locations based on pressure for the gas to be injected. These determinations are critical, as identifying the proper points of injection is the key to optimal production.
Upon design completion, actual installation begins. Gas lift mandrels are installed at specific intervals in the tubing. The mandrels house the gas lift valves, the entry points through which gas enters the production string. The gas lift valves open and close based on preset pressure settings. When open, they allow gas to be injected into the production string. They also allow liquids to escape the casing when using gas lift to initially unload a well.