Field Tests & Independent Analysis
1. California Resources Corporation (CRC) ELK Hills
ROD Pump Test
CRC had a rod pump experiencing a high amount of friction that was limiting the pump speed. Further, the well had failed and needed to be pulled due to rod on tubing friction based damage a total of 3 times in the previous 45 days. Once ProFLow was introduced into the well, friction was reduced, pump speed increased, production volume increased by over 100 barrels per day, rod load was reduced by 10,000 lbs, pump efficiency increased, and the well ran seamlessly without failures for the duration of a 30-day field test. Within days of suspending treatment— friction returned, speeds reduced, and the well failed due to rod on tubing damage.
PC PUMP test
CRC provided two PC Pumps for testing. The before and after’s clearly show a major reduction in motor torque, peak torque loads, and energy consumption.
2. XTO (Exxon Mobile subsidiary), Permian Basin, West Texas
XTO ran a short 10 day test on one well (RCFU259) to show that the product was safe and to see if there were any enhancements to performance before moving forward with more comprehensive paid pilot tests to prove the claim of extended longevity. Changes in behavior while under the influence of ProFlow include: A) daily pump hours dropped from 22 to 19.7 (they pumped the same amount of total volume in less time which saves wear and tear on equipment) and reduces overall energy consumption, B) pump efficiency increased from 60% to 99%.
3. QEP Resources, Permian Basin, West Texas
QEP engaged in long term testing of two wells that both had room for improvement in performance and had a failure history ranging between 3-4 times per year. We began daily treatment of both wells on 10/6/2016. Results include: A) fluid level was reduced from 8703 ft. to 8370 ft., B) tubing pressure dropped from 200PSI to 150PSI. Both wells are still online, operating efficiently without failure as Q1 17.
4. Clear Fork, Inc., Permian Basin, West Texas
Clear Fork tested a well with extremely high failure rates. Well OXO #1 had documented failures and replacements of sections a total of five times from January to mid July. We began daily treatment of ProFlow on OXO #1 on August 10th, 2016 – it is still running at maximum efficiency with zero failures since treatment began as of 2/7/2017. In short, five failures in the first six months before ProFlow to zero failures in the following six months with ProFlow.
Independent Third Party Laboratory Tests
1. PetroChem Labs
We submitted our product to PetroChem Labs for an independent comparison against the leading, most widely used drilling lubricant in the Middle East, Radia Green. The results in favor of ProFlow were incontrovertible.
The lubricity test results show the difference between the two products to reduce the coefficient of friction and reduce torque – two major factors in production well equipment.
* The base mud (the control factor) had a base lubricity coefficient of .36. Radia Green dropped that to .199 and ProFlow dropped that to .106, demonstrating ProFlow to be essentially twice as effective.
The torque reduction results:
Radio Green = 23.17 percent torque reduction ProFlow = 59.07 percent torque reduction
2. InterTek Labs
Additionally, AWT submitted ProFlow and a competitor’s product to InterTek Labs for third-party analysis and testing. The competitor lubricant is called Drill Lube, a popular drilling lubricant in the USA.
The results show that ProFlow (named Bio Blend in this test) reduced torque from .46 to .07 using 1.5% of product by concentration, while Drill Lube reduced it to .07 using 7.5% concentration, meaning Drill Lube required five times more lubricant for the same results.
The co-efficiency of friction was reduced from .52 to .16 using 3% concentration by volume with ProFlow and from .52 to .21 at 3% using Drill Lube.