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DISCOVER HOW OIL PRODUCERS ARE OPTIMIZING EFFICIENCY & PRODUCTION
WITH TOUGHMET® COUPLINGS


Download the Advanced Sucker Rod Coupling Material White Paper 


Advanced-Sucker-Rod-Coupling-Material-Materion-White-PaperSince 2016, 28 operators have installed sucker rod couplings made of ToughMet® 3 TS95 alloy in more than 900 oil wells located in the Bakken and Permian Basin to mitigate failures caused by coupling-on-tubing wear. In addition to fewer costly workovers, engineers monitoring these wells reported unanticipated performance and well efficiency improvements. To quantify the additional benefits, several operators ran field trials specifically to assess the improvements in well performance after the installation of ToughMet couplings.

These field test results are striking. The following improvements were noted:

• Oil production increased 21% on average
• Downhole stroke increased 23% on average
• Pump fillage increased 9% on average
• Peak polished rod load decreased 16% on average
• Gearbox loading decreased 16% on average
• System efficiency increased by 37% on average

All of the wells used to develop the results are still operating with ToughMet couplings and performance data continues to be added to this study.

Check out a preview of this white paper. Or to see all field test data, download the entire white paper by completing the form below.