When completing new gas lift wells the standard practice is often to install dummy valves in all side pocket mandrels. These dummy valves provide a barrier between the annulus and the tubing during the well completion phase. Before the wells can start producing, the dummy valves need to be replaced with gas lift valves. These intervention operations are often time consuming and costly.
Petroleum Technology Company’s ShearLift-ATM valve has a unique design, which utilizes the barrier technology from the standard SafeLift. The ShearLift-ATM valve provides a barrier between the tubing and annulus when installed in a side pocket mandrel.