Jet Pump FAQ’s

Q. “What sets JJ Tech jet pumps apart in the artificial lift industry?”

A. Historically, jet pumps have been an overlooked and underutilized technology in the oil and gas industry. Today, the JJ Tech improved jet pump design, combined with a number of other technical innovations, has created a wide range of new and exciting jet pump applications.

Several key performance parameters differentiate the JJ Tech jet pump process from conventional artificial lift systems. Most significantly – there are no downhole moving parts, it is not affected by hole angle deviation or “cork screw”, it won’t gas lock, and it is able to lift sand. The equipment can be configured to be a very efficient artificial lift system – something that has always been a problem for conventional jet pump systems.

 

Q. “How deep can a JJ Tech jet pump be run?”

A. There are really no specific depth limitations. Pumps are commonly run over 12,000′.

 

Q. “How long will a JJ Tech jet pump nozzle and mixing tube last?”

A. Under normal operating conditions we have experienced run times from 2 – 5+ years.

 

Q. “Can a JJ Tech jet pump help me size my well for an ESP?”

A. Yes.  Our systems can be leased or purchased just for that reason.  We can use our equipment and our software to establish a Productivity Index for your well.

 

Q. “In a frac flowback situation is the JJ Tech jet pump placed above or below the perforations (Horizontal/Deviated/Vertical)?”

A. Typical FFB completions are “tubing on packer” installations, therefore the jet pump will be set above the highest producing zone.

 

Q. “What is the difference between a diaphragm surface pump and a triplex surface pump?”

A. The Wanner Hydra-Cell diaphragm surface pump employs cutting-edge technology.  Unlike conventional triplex plunger pumps, this new patented diaphragm pump has a seal-less design without packing or cups that can fail and interrupt production or compromise the environment.  By eliminating contact between the pump’s internal components and abrasive materials in the pumped fluid, the Wanner diaphragm pump greatly reduces overall wear and maintenance.  No external lubrication is needed for the plungers, which allows the pump to run indefinitely without any damage.

 

Q. “What is the ratio of power fluid to produced fluid in a jet pump installation?”

A. There is no standard ratio – it depends upon well conditions.

 

Q. “What are the constituents of power fluid?”

A. Power fluid consists of either water or oil.  Most of the time it is produced saltwater.

 

Q. “Why would I run a reverse flow jet pump as opposed to a normal flow jet pump?”

A. To protect the casing in wells containing hydrogen sulfide; to avoid sand settling out on the packer.

 

Q. “Where can I visit a location with one of JJ Tech’s installations?”

A. Contact JJ Tech to arrange a visit.

 

Q. “How long has JJ Tech been in business?”

A. JJ Tech was formed in 2002 to acquire, manufacture, and market the new, patented Coleman hydraulic jet pump.  See more on JJ Tech’s history

 

Q. “Responsive, high level customer service is vital to my business.  Can we expect a guarantee of that kind of service from JJ Tech?”

A. JJ Tech knows that good customer service is in the best interest of both parties.  That’s why our Commitments Statement emphasizes superior after-sale support that earns customer confidence.