Priority offers a wide variety of side pocket mandrels. With mandrels installed in the tubing string, wireline retrievable valves can be installed and retrieved from the surface via wireline. If gas lift is not needed at the time of installation, dummy valves can be installed when running the tubing. Once gas lift becomes necessary, the dummy valves can be pulled and replaced with live valves. The smooth finish of the polished bore in the valve pocket facilitates consistent sealing in all conditions. These mandrels are primarily used to house gas lift valves, but can also be used to house chemical injection valves, orifice valves, equalizing dummy valves, and circulation valves.
Our PSPM-1 and PSPM-2 side pocket mandrels are oriented and designed to maximize performance and minimize problems. An orienting sleeve, made to accept all types of kickover tools, guides the tool into alignment with the valve pocket. The tool guard protects the valve from larger wireline tools.
Side Pocket Mandrels are manufactured from low alloy steel, chrome, duplex, or nickel alloy materials to precise standards. They are uniformly heat-treated, pressure-tested internally and drifted to API specifications before leaving the manufacturing facility.
Priority also offer non-orienting side pocket mandrels that are suitable in wells with little to no deviation. These
mandrels are made with the same high quality standard of production as the orienting mandrels.
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