Automating the Fluid Level Process on ESP & Rod Pump Wells
Mella McEwen of the Midland Reporter-Telegram
Midland, TX – 48 years ago, Dr. Sam Gibbs and Mr. Ken Nolen revolutionized the oil and gas industry with the development of the SAM Pump-off Controller. Today, alongside Well Worx Energy, the duo is releasing its new technology GreenShot, giving the ability to continuously measure fluid levels remotely. Production companies will now be able to enhance production optimization processes.
The GreenShot paired with today’s POC’s/VFD’s and SCADA systems can accurately shoot multiple fluid levels each day on each well using the wells produced gas only. This information will enable artificial lift technicians, production engineers and optimization teams to understand if they are effectively pumping down the well. With this technology at hand, malfunctions can be found sooner, and remedial action can be taken sooner, ensuring that maximum production is maintained.
The merger between Gibbs/Nolen and Well Worx Energy, means more hands-on deck to finetune the system and begin offering the technology to more production companies in increased data sets and quantities. “I am happy that Well Worx has acquired GreenShot. It has been a labor of love for Ken and I. Age and infirmity kept us from carrying it into the commercial stage. In the hands of Well Worx, it will become a better and more attractive product for industry. I wish Well Worx much success.” states Dr. Gibbs.
“We’ve got expertise and application experts with 100 plus years of experience at our disposal and I am very pleased with this opportunity. Ken Nolen and Sam Gibbs are true pioneers in the Artificial Lift world. The Greenshot technology they invented is cutting edge and WellWorx is proud to add it to our current list of offerings. It is my belief that one day every artificially lifted well will have a GreenShot. We’re excited to put it to good use here in the Permian Basin.” Says Matt Raglin, founder and CEO of Well Worx Energy.