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Petroleum Engineer Bruce Friesen Breaks Down the New CFD Study

Shawn Dickerson | March 18, 2024

“There are multiple benefits of running the TechTAC Slimline anchor. Number one, reduce pressure and temperature drop, reduce turbidity and turbulence, which all four of those things contribute and cause the formation of scale, iron sulfide, paraffin and solids. [Eliminate] all those parameters … then you don’t have plugging. You don’t have stuck anchors. You don’t have workovers. You don’t have fishing jobs. And you also don’t have what is one of the biggest issues and problems and headaches in the oil patch is gas locking of your rod pump.”

That’s just one of the key takeaways for Bruce Friesen, former global artificial lift advisor for BP, from his review of a new computational fluid dynamics (CFD) report that compares the performance of two different types of tubing anchor catchers: TechTAC’s patented Slimline® TAC and a standard B2-style anchor.

Watch Bruce break down the rest of the results in this quick 3-minute video:

To receive a complementary copy of the CFD report, visit the report download page.