Patent Number: 6,966,366

Title: Plunger enhanced chamber lift for well installations

Abstract: The present invention is addressed to a method of retro-fitting a well installation to reconfigure it to provide plunger enhanced chamber lift. The method comprises the steps of providing a reel-carried supply of coil tubing, a primary seating nipple assembly, a primary seal assembly, a primary seal, a receiver housing, and a secondary seating nipple. The receiver housing is connected with the coil tubing, and the coiling tube snubbed until the primary seal engages the primary seating nipple. A wire installable and retrievable sealing plug is provided and installed within the receiver housing. The wellhead is modified to supply gas under pressure into the secondary annulus and the sealing plug is removed. A check valve assembly is provided and positioned within the coiling tube such that the secondary seal engages the secondary seating nipple. A reciprocally moveable plunger is provided and installed within the coiling tube.

Inventors: Rogers, Jr.; Jack R. (Tyler, TX)

Assignee: Delaware Capital Formation, Inc.

International Classification: E21B 43/12 (20060101); E21B 043/00 (); E21B 034/00 (); E21B 041/00 ()

Expiration Date: 1/22/02018