Saudi Arabia: Game-Changing Solution Worldwide Commercialization Agreement Signed for Flowback and Well Cleanup Service

Editor: Ahlam Rais

Saudi Aramco Technologies Company has entered into a worldwide commercialization agreement with Access ESP for the game-changing Jumpstart flowback and well cleanup service. The expert service makes use of a through-tubing electric submersible pump system to rapidly, safely and efficiently flow back and clean out oil and gas wells after drilling.

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The Jumpstart flowback and well cleanup service also significantly reduces the number of personnel and equipment required to perform a cleanout.
The Jumpstart flowback and well cleanup service also significantly reduces the number of personnel and equipment required to perform a cleanout.
(Source: Saudi Aramco)

Dhahran/Saudi Arabia – Saudi Aramco Technologies Company and Access ESP have recently announced that they have signed a worldwide commercialization agreement for the Jumpstart flowback and well cleanup service. The Jumpstart service utilizes a temporarily deployed, through-tubing electric submersible pump (ESP) system to rapidly, safely and efficiently flow back and clean out oil and gas wells after drilling or workover operations. Implementations in offshore wells in Saudi Arabia demonstrate lower risk, reduced rig time and increased production.

The ability to use a slickline retrievable downhole pump to remove heavyweight kill fluid prior to production significantly reduces rig time and risk.

Abbas Al-Ghamdi, CEO, Saudi Aramco Technologies Company

The additional benefits of carbon emission reduction and cost savings promise to improve well economics for many high-value wells worldwide."

“We are grateful to Saudi Aramco Technologies Company for choosing Access ESP to commercialize the Jumpstart technology to flow back wells in half the time of conventional coiled tubing and nitrogen injection operations,” said David Malone, CEO, Access ESP.

“Cleanups using nitrogen via coiled tubing are costly, require a large equipment footprint and introduce safety and logistics risks. The temporary deployment of a rigless ESP for cleanout saves millions of dollars in well cleanup expense, while preparing the well for a rigless ESP installation in the future if required.”

The patent-pending method of temporarily deploying a fully retrievable through-tubing ESP system has demonstrated up to 50 percent reduction in the rig time required for flowback and cleanout operations versus conventional coiled tubing/nitrogen lift cleanouts.

In addition to reductions in rig time, this technique significantly reduces the number of personnel and the equipment required to perform a cleanout. This technology is licensed to Access ESP by Saudi Aramco Technologies Company for worldwide deployment in onshore and offshore wells.

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