Handling damage and improper connection make-up are detrimental to sucker rod performance and are common causes of premature rod failure. TRC addresses this problem by providing assistance and direction to well service crews to ensure proper procedures are adhered to in every aspect of rod string installation.
TRC employs field technicians who travel to the well site and provide guidance and assistance to the customer during removal and installation of rod strings. Our field techs’ knowledge of sucker rod care & handling techniques and connection make-up methods provides the customer with a valuable resource to ensure proper handling, installation, and connection of the rod string, preventing mechanical damage and improper make-up and thereby preventing premature failures and extending the life of the rod string. TRC field techs have also performed visual inspection of rods and couplings being removed from the well during field tech jobs, reporting on conditions such as wear, corrosion, mechanical damage, etc. and where in the string any such conditions were encountered. This provides useful information to the customer that they can use to assess their chemical treatment program, well operating conditions, installation procedures, etc. TRC also offers a field evaluation service utilizing a 128-point computerized checklist covering every aspect of sucker rod field operations. This checklist is interfaced with a numerical rating system designed to score the rig crew and field personnel according to API care and handling practice. Field tech services add value to the new rod purchase by reducing failure frequency.
TRC field technicians are thoroughly trained in sucker rod care & handling, and proper connection make-up methods. This includes proper loading, unloading, racking, tailing, thread protector removal, thread lubricant application, displacement card selection and use, visual inspection of rods and couplings, and proper use of elevators, tongs, and rod wrenches. Trained experts are available for steel or fiberglass installations. The extra personnel on site reduces rig time while providing high quality rod string installation.
For wells using TRC’s sucker rods, our Shear Tools should be run one or two rods above your pump to enable easy and efficient retrieval of your rods. The TRC Shear tools are made to separate at predetermined tensile loads, allowing the rods to be easily retrieved. The remaining rods and pump can be subsequently pulled from the well, ensuring the integrity of the rod string.
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TRC is an authorized distributor of Predator, the first 100% guaranteed downhole gas separator. The patented gas separator enables operators to increase production as a result of consistently higher pump fillage and less downtime. Predator gas separators utilize a multi-cylinder system designed for high-volume applications and are suitable for wells producing up to 2,000 BPD and 2Mcfd.
The Global Wellhead System Authority. TRC remains vigilant in our efforts to provide our customers with a one-stop-shop for products, services, and professional industry expertise related to their beam pumping systems. TRC has partnered with Wellhead Systems Inc. to distribute surface hookup equipment. WSI is the leading manufacturer in the industry for all ALS tree equipment. WSI specializes in high quality independent wellhead equipment per API 11-1W and API 5B, sizes 2-3/8” to 13-3/8”. A product unmatched. WSI uses high quality CNC machines to manufacture their parts in the USA and has a quality assurance program second to none. TRC and WSI support industry’s efforts to improve ESG ratings. Using WSI equipment can reduce your carbon footprint by 66% per well.
When you pull your fiberglass rod string out of the well, send them to TRC where we will do a complete inspection of your rods and store them until they are ready to be put back into service.
TRC was granted a U.S. patent (US9840893) on our fiberglass inspection process.
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