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AquaLiftTM System

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A new solution to an old problem


Introduction
A recent evolution in artificial lift utilizes concentric coiled
tubing and jet pump technology for gas well dewatering
operations. The implications of this novel adaptation are
quite significant.
In the AquaLift Gas Well Dewatering System (patent
pending), the inner coiled tubing string is used to power a
downhole jet pump, returning produced wellbore fluids and
power fluid up a concentric coiled tubing annulus through
to the surface production equipment. This system allows
for consistent draw-down of the reservoir. Benefits include
"Dry Gas" flow performance and production characteristics.

Background
Jet pumps are a proven technology used in various well
configurations to artificially lift liquids from under-pressured
reservoirs. The principals are quite simple. Based on a
venturi effect, system fluid pressure is converted into a
high-energy jet stream, creating low pressure at the pump
intake. Subsequently, the flow enters a profiled diffuser
section which converts the jet kinetic energy into pressure
which is harnessed to drive fluid to surface.
Taking this technology one step further, the AquaLift
process combines a miniature jet pump with concentric
coiled tubing which is run in gas wells. The well can then flow gas up the annulus between the AquaLift
string and the completion (which is not liquid-loaded).

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Systems Features
A typical AquaLift system features the following:
1" x 1.75" - Concentric Coiled Tubing (CCT)
completion string
1.75" AquaLift pump with surface-retrievable
carrier assembly
30 or 60 HP surface pump package
level-controlled fluid separation and supply system
dual-string wellhead hanger
performance optimization via proprietary software
AquaLift Jet Pump
Carrier Assembly

AquaLift Design and


Optimization Software

AquaDrive Surface
Pump Package

Production Benefits
The AquaLift system provides a number of
significant benefits that greatly improve gas
well production. These include:
1. Remove liquid load in gas production
flow stream:
Eliminate hydrostatic suppression,
slugging and production killing
Eliminate choking effects of
velocity strings
Higher draw down
"Nearly-dry" gas flow
2. De-water "frac wings"
3. Significantly increase recoverable reserves

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The above features and/or data are supplied solely for informational purposes and BJ Services Company makes no guarantees or warranties, either expressed or implied, with respect to their accuracy or use. All
product warranties and guarantees shall be governed by the BJ Services Company standard at the time of sale or delivery of service. Actual product performance or availability depends on the timing and location
of the job, the type of job and the particular characteristics of each job. This document is controlled by the reference date. To ensure that this is the current version, please reference the Services section of the BJ
Services Website (www.bjservices.com) or ask your BJ representative.

April 17, 2006