The LRP: A Fresh Approach to Sucker-Rod Pumps
Imagine. It’s your first visit to a new well site. You’ve seen the reports…this new installation's a real producer, all right, and you’re anxious to check it out. As you turn down the access road, you expect to see the familiar horse head bobbing over the treetops. You know it must be up ahead, but you can’t see anything. Cresting the hill, you make out in the distance a storage tank, piping, a vent stack…but where’s the pump? In place of the massive walking beam you were expecting to see, there's only a slender metal tube rising from the wellhead. As you pull up nearby, you notice nothing's moving, all is quiet. A quick check reading with your PDA shows that the well is, indeed, pumping fluid. What’s going on here? Welcome to Unico’s latest innovation, the LRP Linear Rod Pump.
The LRP pumping system is revolutionary departure from traditional sucker-rod artificial lift systems. The patent-pending LRP system combines variable-speed control, simple mechanics, and industry-leading control software into a compact, lightweight, unobtrusive solution. It’s a fresh approach that provides significant cost and performance benefits over conventional systems.
The LRP unit is extremely economical and easy to install. The total system costs a fraction of a comparable jack pump without controls. Transportation, site preparation, and installation costs are minimal. The LRP unit mounts directly to the wellhead, eliminating the need for a concrete pad and other special site preparations. It can easily be transported in a pickup truck, handled by two people, and installed with a small rig or picker. Units are up and running within two hours.
With its compact design, the LRP unit blends into the landscape where conventional pumps would be offensive or prohibited by regulation. It has a very low profile, no visible moving parts, is quiet, and nondisruptive to the well site. This makes it especially appealing for environmentally sensitive installations.