Jet Pumps for Oil Production

Tech-Flo's Jet Pump Cutaway

Jet pumps are designed to assist in a variety of situations in the oil and gas industry, but are extremely useful for low flow and pressure wells. They are used in the conventional manner of oil and gas retrieval, as well as in more complicated applications like slimhole wells and wells that have faulty or weak casing. The versatility of a jet pump makes it a staple in the oil and gas industry.

How Does a Jet Pump Work?

A jet pump works by utilizing the same physics principal in jet engine. There is a nozzle and venturi (narrow spot that the water must speed up to get through) pair located in the nose of the pump. The pressure differential is created by the nozzle pushing water through the venturi. The pressure differential results in increased pump pressure, thereby creating the jet engine principal. The jet pumps also have pressure gauges for diagnostics in the event of a mishap.

Why use Tech-Flo's Jet Pumps?

Tech-Flo's jet pumps are an innovative artificial lift for all types of oil and gas production. They are made of high quality materials and differ from other types of pumps because they can service a variety of wells. They are easy to retrieve downhole and do not require work over or wire line units. Hydraulic jet pumps are notably smaller making them ideal for small spaces and complicated setups.

Our jet pumps are efficient and productive for most oil and gas fields. They are extremely effective in slimhole applications and high volume frac flow-backs. They can handle high and low volume production, and are among the easiest pumps to service. Because they have no moving parts downhole, they do not need WOU or wire line during maintenance. Their simple application allows them to work under a jet pump and packer without disturbing the tubing string. This makes them eligible for many different setups and equipment systems.

Designed to Increase Production in the Field

Tech-Flo’s newly designed jet pump (patent pending) was developed to be a competitive means of artificial lift for all types of producing oil and gas wells. With the flexibility of the jet pump system, many operational issues that effect other types of artificial lift can be eliminated.

The unique design allows for easy retrieval of the pump from straight well bores as well as deviated and horizontal wells. Retrieval of the jet pump for repair or optimization is done by manipulation of the surface valves and reverse circulation of fluid, no work over or wire line unit is required.

Typical applications of the Tech-Flo jet pump include conventional oil and gas production, high volume frac unloading, gas well dewatering, well tests, slimhole wells, and wells with bad casing.


System Benefits

  • No WOU or wire line needed for service
  • High volume frac flow-backs
  • Efficiently handles low to high volume production
  • Extremely attractive in deviated or horizontal wells
  • Excellent solids handling capabilities
  • No moving parts downhole
  • Slimhole applications
  • Can work below the jet pump and packer without pulling the tubing string

Tech-Flo stands apart from the competition because of their commitment to excellence. Our engineers are continually developing new ideas and products to maximize production and minimize operation costs. We know the benefits of artificial lift, and carry the best hydraulic jet pumps in the industry. We aim to please our customers and provide the best maintenance and equipment services in Texas. TFC is proud of our expert knowledge in hydraulic jet pump solutions and applications. Let us assess and service your operation today!

Jet Pump Specifications

Jet Pump Technology

The Tech-Flo Jet Pump functions by utilizing the Venturi effect. The Venturi effect (shown below) is a special case of Bernoulli’s principle which states that as fluid flows through a pipe with a constriction in it (nozzle), the fluid must speed up in the restriction, reducing its pressure and producing a vacuum via the Bernoulli Effect. This vacuum is what brings formation fluids into the jet pump and to the surface.

TF Venturi Diagram