WHAT IS CONVENTIONAL SUCKER ROD?
In a pumping oil-well, a sucker rod string connects the down-hole pump to the equipment at the surface. Typically, this is accomplished using twenty-five foot joints of rod with a coupling required to connect them depending on the depth of the well.
WHAT IS COILED ROD?
Coiled rod, also known as continuous rod, boasts some unique advantages and addresses some of the failures that have plagued conventional, artificial-lift and rod-pumped wells. The concept was developed in Canada and is aimed at reducing service costs and improving run performance in wells. Unlike conventional rod strings, coiled rods require couplings only at the top and bottom of the rod string regardless of well depth. This continuous length of steel reduces the weight of the rod string and provides a more uniform contact with the production tubing that minimizes wear. Coiled sucker rod, is manufactured as one piece with only two couplings; one at the top and one at the bottom. Rapid Rod is a distributor of coiled rod products.
HOW IS COILED ROD INSTALLED?
Rapid Rod’s mobile transfer unit with pinch rollers and a shear can feed continuous rod into the truck mounted X-Celerators™ that injects the rod into the well. The patented truck mounted X-Celerators™ works in conjunction with any third-party Service Rig provider. Some Rapid Rod rigs also have permanent grippers contained within our rod rig derricks, eliminating the need for two service units on location.