LUFKIN Automation’s Production OverDRIVE™ continuously monitors annular fluid levels and automatically adjusts pump speed in response to changing reservoir conditions.
When the annular fluid level increases beyond a specified setpoint, the OverDRIVE function temporarily and incrementally, increases pump speed above the preset maximum work speed limit, up to a preset maximum. Speed will increase only as much as required.
Once the fluid level returns to normal levels, the system reverts back to normal operating pumping speed limits. This function keeps a record of the OverDRIVE activation frequency to assist production teams evaluate pump and reservoir performance. Production OverDRIVE™ is licensed through LUFKIN, and is available for all LUFKIN Well Manager™ 2.0 Variable Speed Drives.