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In the oil industry, there are a lot of devices, one being the pump jack. This device is used to physically extract crude oil from an oil well. When there is not enough pressure in the well to force the oil to the surface, the pump jack creates an artificial lift. This increases the pressure inside the oil well, pulling the oil up.

It's not uncommon for oil wells to need assistance from pump jacks. Some oil reservoirs have insufficient pressure and need the push. In some cases, a reservoir may have the pressure it needs from the beginning, but it decreases over time. Pump jacks would be installed to help boost and maintain the production.

Keep Your Lifts Operating Smoothly

Just like a hand pump on a water well, pump jacks operate on the same system. They are installed above and below ground to push the oil to the surface. A long, heavy beam is moved by a power source causing the end of the beam to rise and fall. Located at the end of the beam are sucker rods that dip into the well as the pump jack is moving. Sucker rods are connected to sucker rod pumps. These are installed near the bottom of the well and act like a piston. They help increase the pressure in the well and push oil to the surface. Located at the other end of the heavy beam is a pulley system, providing continuous movement of the pump jack.

On average, pump jacks can pump about twenty times a minute. Depending on the size, they can produce 1.5 to 10.5 gallons with each stroke. Weight and depth of the oil will determine the size of pump you many need on your property. Most pump jacks run on natural gas, propane, or diesel fuel. But in such climates like Texas and New Mexico, motors and other components can run into issues. At AggieTech Energy Services LLC we offer pumpjacks to keep your lift operating as it should. If you believe your lift could benefit from adding or changing out your pump jacks, contact us today.

Artificial Lifts Available

At AggieTech Energy Services LLC we also carry artificial lifts to ensure the job gets done. our company’s artificial lift experts will help you determine the ideal approach for your operation and get your system set up efficiently. For quality artificial lift services in Texas and New Mexico, and nearby areas. We will take into account your well’s current and future pressure levels and productivity. Contact us today for services in Odessa, TX; Artesia, NM; Pecos, TX; Lubbock, TX; Midland, TX; Hobbs, NM; Carlsbad, NM and nearby areas.