Accelerated Frac Flowback 70,000 BBL Fluid

The jet pump is set in the tubing string above a packer which is set just above the perfs. Power fluid (water) is injected down the tubing through a nozzle. Power fluid and produced fluid are combined in the throat (venturi effect) and return up the annulus.

Objective: Recover frac fluid as fast and economical as possible while bringing production to the market immediately.

Results: JJ Tech removed 70,000 barrels of fluid (100% recovery) in 90 days.  21,630 barrels of oil valued at $2,076,480 ($96/barrel), and 40 MMCF (40,000 MCF) of gas valued at $100,000 ($2.49/MCF) was recovered and sold as well.  Total estimated value of production :  $2,176,480.

JJ Tech recovered in 90 days what would have taken 15 months with conventional rod pump (pumping @ 150 barrels/day).

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Advantages of Jet Pump Flowback:
  • Rapid frac fluid recovery helps prevent swelling of formation which can reduce permeability
  • Jet pump can produce high volumes of fluid (up to 4000 bpd) including frac sand
  • Production rates are easily adjusted for a controlled flowback
  • Gas can be brought to market immediately
  • No backpressure is put on formation (as with Nitrogen)
  • Software can calculate PBHP based on production volumes and injection pressure.

Shown Above: JJ Tech utilizes a diaphragm pump which has no seals or packing unlike a traditional triplex plunger pump. The seal-less design reduces downtime and maintenance while keeping the location free of lubricating oil and salt water. The T8045 diaphragm pump is capable of 3000 psi at 1550 bpd.