ProOne, Inc., which redefined the downhole drilling lubricant market with friction-beating XPL+ technology, has introduced ProFlow Production Lubricant for artificial lift systems (ALS). This nano-tech, patent-pending, bonding technology successfully addresses lubrication problems which cause inefficient production, high maintenance costs and untimely wear and tear.
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Changes in oil and gas field operations sometimes come so quickly they seem to occur overnight. ProOne, Inc. saw real limitations with existing downhole lubrication and developed what the company feels is a game-changing product.
For oil and gas operators worldwide, friction has been the major nemesis of downhole drilling since the industry’s inception. Yet, despite the industry’s ongoing innovative technology as a whole, friction is the one problem that experienced no real breakthrough solution until scientists in a California laboratory developed a unique lubricant. That technology, after proving it could improve downhole drilling, became the building block for spin-off technologies including one for the increasingly popular coiled tubing (CT) drilling.
For decades, the key focus on drilling mud (including any additives) was on having the mud perform its basic drilling function sufficiently and as cheaply as possible. Yet, just getting in and out of a hole can often be very costly, in both time and money, for well operators.