Oilman Magazine - ProOne Article With artificial lift systems (ALS) being the workhorses on the majority of wells, lubrication has been a critical but generally unaddressed problem. Now, inefficient production and untimely wear/failure are tackled with California-based ProOne Inc.’s solution: ProFlow Production Fluid Lubricant. Driven by the success of the company’s XPL+ Xtreme Pressure Lubrication technology for drilling fluids, ProOne has now developed ProFlow, patent pending, for production wells. ProOne’s XPL+ technology has a polarized strong ionic charge so that it bonds to the metal surfaces of rod, tubing and pump components, creating primary behavior changes in ALS systems including a reduction in friction and drag in rod pumps, and torque in PCP and ESP applications. As a result of these primary changes in behavior, the use of ProFlow leads to reduced flowline pressures, lower energy consumption, less rod load, and a reduction in pressure at contact points between collars, rods, and tubing, which increases pump efficiency, fluid displacement, and increases laminar flow. In many cases, thi
Artificial-lift systems (ALSs) have increasingly needed a lubrication solution to improve profitability on failing or under-performing wells, solving the problems of inefficient production or untimely wear and tear. ProOne introduced a cost-effective downhole treatment for the complete ALS system. ProFlow production fluid incorporates the company’s XPL+ lubrication technology with positively charged molecular properties to bond to all metal downhole components, reducing friction, torque, and drag by as much as 80% (Fig. 5). With significantly lower friction in the system, operators experience higher production volumes, lower lifting costs, and extended maintenance cycles. For progressing-cavity pumps, the major benefits include higher production speeds, increased revolutions per minute, reduced electrical load on the system, and additional net oil per day; for rod pumps, the benefits include less torque and friction, extended lifespan of moving parts, and less well servicing. Field ProFlow has consistently reduced failures and increased efficiency in all types of ALS pumps, especially those with highly deviated deep-well systems. Read more
Article - Drilling Mud Additive Boosts Efficiency Even at lower concentrations, this mud conditioner can save operators money. by Lawrence Kahn Without the visual impact of a drilling rig structure and related equipment, mud pits seem to be a more benign aspect of “making hole.” Yet, with the cost of drilling mud as high as 10 percent of total drilling expense, the fluid had better do its job well. Ensuring optimal performance has even prompted operators to assign separate day and night mud engineers. Since mud is that important, what about additives? Drill fluid additives play a unique role, from helping overcome multiple drilling challenges to ideally maximize downhole drilling efficiency and saving operators time and money. In this environment, one company introduced an additive to help deal with laterals, verticals and curves. R&D Innovation Despite mud’s ordinary appearance, its job is quite challenging. It has to remove cuttings, minimize corrosion, lubricate and support both the drilling assembly and the bit, and control formation pressures. Additives are just as integral as the mud itself. They can reduce fluid loss, provide surf
Click on Link Below: http://www.oilandgasproductnews.com/article/25249/drill-fluid-conditioner-improves-performance-in-field-tests Drill Fluid Conditioner Improves Performance in Field Tests ProOne's Diamond Dust has shown potential for reducing costs and improving efficiency for drilling operators. February 8, 2017 Changes in oil and gas field operations sometimes come so quickly they seem to occur overnight. ProOne, Inc. saw real limitations with existing downhole lubrication and developed what the company feels is a game-changing product. Eight years ago the company’s R&D scientists’ solution effectively became the next evolution in lubrication technology through their proprietary XPL+ technology, which greatly reduces friction even under the most extreme downhole conditions. With fifty times the film strength of conventional lubricants, the attributes were quickly evident at drill sites including: 70% friction reduction, improved ROP, up to 50% reduction in torque and drag, less corrosion and wear, to name only
Huffington Post – ProOne’s ProFlow is the paradigm shift that ends this insufficient cycle in well production.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/disrupting-big-oil_us_58177e5fe4b08301d33e0ce3 Always keeping my ear to the ground, I recently caught wind of a supposed breakthrough technology within the oil and gas sector. After sixty years of literally no innovation related to increased oil production, the name Scott Rettberg came to life—so I took a further look. Touted as disruptive, which always gets my attention, I soon found my way to Rettberg, who is the Founder and inventor of ProFlow, a unique and highly effective production stimulant for the oil and gas industryAt first impression, Rettberg comes across as a larger than life. His peers describe him as a cross between Wyatt Earp and Tony Stark, Rettberg’s arrogance supplants confidence like a brick through a windshield, but perhaps his bravado has been earned like all the great innovators of our time. My first question to Rettberg was, “What makes this technology disruptive?” His answer, “You’re looking at it,” poised in his cowboy boots, diamond watch, and a mouth full of tobacco. But don’t let Rettberg’s, old wes