A well type that has grown in popularity in recent years is the
horizontally drilled well. While these types of wells can have many
benefits for the operator, they also present their own unique set of
production challenges that must be overcome if their economical life
cycle is to be optimised.
This article will focus on horizontal wells and how the
implementation of specific designs of plungers and controllers can
improve production rates while protecting sensitive, and costly,
downhole and surface equipment from damage.