Shawn Le Maitre
VP Sales & Marketing
When completing new gas lift wells the standard practice is often to install dummy valves in all side pocket mandrels. These dummy valves provide a barrier between the annulus and the tubing during the well completion phase. Before the wells can start producing, the dummy valves need to be replaced with gas lift valves. These intervention operations are often time consuming and costly.
PTC’s ShearLift-T™ are the only gas lift valves that allow multiple IPOs and orifice GL valves to be simultaneously sheared open using tubing pressure. ShearLift-T’s unique design eliminates the need to run dummy valves, thus saving significant time during well completion or commissioning. To date, an average of two days rig time has been saved per well.