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Oil wells management and optimization through Artificial Lift

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In recent years, new technologies have emerged that have made great progress in regard to artificial lift systems in oil wells, increasing the production, performance, and efficiency of oil and gas fields. Using products such as the Echometer well analyzer, the horseshoe dynamometric transducer, the polished rod transducer and the software and hardware for the optimization of mechanical pumping systems such as the XROD, XBAL, RODSTAR, XTOOLS, XDIAG, among others, have led the industry to finally reach the expected efficiency.


Engineering is to increase the performance of oil wells through the application of specialized equipment or machinery, always keeping in mind to keep costs low so that the work is profitable and optimal.

One of UPC Global's goals in providing the oil and gas industries with products and services so that the management and efficiency of the oil wells in each existing field of the whole world are optimized and thus avoid possible debacles and losses for each company.

Artificial Lift for oilfield performance

There is much talk that some oil fields due to their advanced state of depletion and therefore almost zero productivity and energy are being set aside to incur others that do yield better results; However, due to the high demand for this hydrocarbon, companies have returned to pay attention to the so-called “mature fields” by applying an artificial lifting system which, apart from representing a more economical investment is also excellent in terms of less time implementation. , which at the end of the day also represents low costs, but what is this due to? Returning to these fields in comparison to investing in the new ones, is an advantage because the detailed information of them is already available, on the other hands, there is a base infrastructure that can be greatly exploited making the application of artificial lifting more convenient and effective.


The importance of the application of an artificial lift in the oil industries went from being an option to something indispensable to take into account in order to optimize an oil well so that its pressure is adequate to eject the fluids to the surface helping the flow increases greatly. It is not only necessary for those wells where the reservoir pressure is not able to eject the fluids to the surface but also for those who are capable and want to increase production, which ideally is what all companies would look for.

For oil fields, the proper management of an artificial lifting system will allow the efficiency, effectiveness, and productivity of the deposits to be optimized, leading the gas and oil industry to great growth compared to other industries, not forgetting that in their majority they already apply it in all their wells thus achieving the always search for optimization.

Most used artificial lifting systems

The most used artificial lifting systems in the world are Mechanical pumping, hydraulic pumping, and electro submersible pumping; it must be taken into account that the fact that the application of any of these systems in a particular well will not mean that it will be efficient for another. For this reason, the engineer who is in charge of carrying it out should study which would be the most suitable for the well-using strategies that allow him to know with certainty the advantages of choosing a certain system from another.


At UPC Global we are experts in the area of artificial lifting and production optimization, with a team of experts specialized in the subject to provide strategic solutions in this area, providing in the same way software, training to perform analyzes and thus increase the performance of gas and oil wells.

Technical support and consulting on UPC Global optimization projects

Our methodology for optimizing the production of artificial lift systems for oil and gas wells consists of the integration and validation of the historical data of the well, referring to those wells belonging to the so-called “mature fields”; in the analysis and interpretation of the historical data of the well, to determine how its operation has been in the past; in the analysis of the artificial lifting system, as regards the surface, well and reservoir; in the technical hierarchy of wells to obtain information that has to do with fluid levels and dynamics; in the diagnosis, simulation and well design that is carried out through applications such as RODSTAR, XDIAG, XBAL, among others; in locating opportunities to increase well productivity; in the elaboration of technical justifications to wells and finally in the development and monitoring of optimal strategies to increase production.

All this with a team of engineers, specialists, and technicians trained to increase the production of any type of well through the design of artificial lifting systems.

The world is constantly changing and therefore technology too, it is up to us to adapt to it and make the most of it by achieving our purposes or stay on top. Oil production processes also need to be reinvented and optimized as the years go by applying everything new that advances offer. Today it is not valid to stay in the past and more when it comes to boosting the performance of oil wells.

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