Sand Management System

Multilift’s ESP Sand Management System;
the ultimate in sand mitigation

SandGuardTM + Cyclone. The essential over and under sand protection system for electrical submersible pumps (ESP), for radically improved well performance


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In ESP pumped wells, dealing with sand is a big issue; especially in unconventional well completions where multi-stage fracking sand will flow back during production. ESPs commonly suffer from severe damage caused by frac sand and other residual solids that routinely cut short ESP performance. Failure modes include pump erosion, sand accumulation, plugging, electrical and mechanical stresses and inability to bring the pump back on after a shutdown.

Sand from the reservoir formation and/or proppant return is an inevitable by-product in the majority of oil fields. Multilift’s field proven Sand Management System is the ultimate, proactive sand management strategy vital to protect the ESP and keep production flowing smoothly.

In today’s challenging environment, operators need to achieve reduced down-time, reduced operational and capital expenditure to lower the cost of production. We understand that.

Paul Shotter
CEO, Multilift

As a direct response to current industry needs, Multilift specializes in unique downhole tool technology to protect downhole pumps (Artificial Lift) from the catastrophic effects of sand production.

Our Specialty

The need for increased reliability of downhole pump systems and protection tools is Multilift’s specialty. Our unique patented products represent the latest in sand protection technology that have now become essential failure-mitigation insurance for ESP users and suppliers throughout the US and internationally.

Made in USA

Multilift’s comprehensive manufacturing facility located in Houston positions Multilift with a competitive edge in production, assembly and logistics to service the US and international oil and gas market.

Our performance focused operation is set up to provide our customers with fast response, on time delivery and first class products.

Scott Harrison
COO, Multilift

Addressing the number
one cause of ESP failure in unconventional wells:
Sand Fallback.

US and international patent protected.

ESP Shutdowns

ESPs can normally cope with sand passing through the pump; but if the ESP shuts down for any reason, previously pumped sand that is in suspension in the tubing string, will fall back onto the top stages and wreak havoc upon attempted restart. Attempted restart on a sand-plugged pump can cause immediate destruction of the ESP or simply make the pump unable to start. Either way, pulling of the entire ESP completion and replacing the downhole Pump is required before production can resume.

ESPs shut down for a variety of reasons including power failure, pump off and production shutdowns. ESPs in unconventional wells have to cope with huge sand fallback to the upper pump due to the vast quantities of proppant sand injected into the frac which subsequently gets reproduced through the ESP system.

Proven to increase profits

Our flagship patented product, SandGuardTM is a new technology tool located in the tubing string (just above the pump discharge) that captures fallback sand and quarantines it away from the pump, making restarting of the ESP trouble free. Proven through hundreds of installations, SandGuardTM has demonstrated huge increases in ESP run times in sandy wells translating into demonstrable increased profits for operators.

stops shut downs becoming workovers.

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I strive to make our customers regard us
as their most welcome callers.

Eddie Ortega
Sales Manager, Multilift

Downhole desanding increases production for sand producing wells.

Extending ESP Run Life

Multilift’s Cyclone is designed to extend the run life of ESPs in sand producing wells. Developed using proven vortex technology with no moving parts, Cyclone can be retrofitted to any ESP well and is deployed efficiently by suspending it directly below the ESP, requiring no downhole preparation.

The high-efficiency centrifugal action within Cyclone’s chamber separates sand and suspended solids – sending desanded fluid to the ESP and sand and solids to a ‘tailpipe’ below, preventing the sand from being produced through the pump.

Proven to increase profits

Cyclone protects the ESP from sand and extends run life – dramatically lowering LOE.

  • High-efficiency vortex design
  • Machined from solid billet 75,000 yield steel
  • High efficiency separation
  • Packer-type lantern rubber element
  • Field-changeable rubber element
  • Lock-down swivel 2-3/8” stub connection to motor
  • Max separation at low and high rates
  • Creates very heavy wall thickness
  • Separates gas first
  • Captured top and bottom for max security and flexibility
  • Enables quick change and rerun of Cyclone without it leaving the rig floor
  • Alleviates need to rotate either motor or tailpipe
  • One size for all flow rates
  • Resistant to washout, longevity of use and cost savings in reusability
  • May prevent gas damage to pump
  • One size fits all casing weights per casing OD
  • Cost savings in inventory/ease of application
  • Eliminates logistics and costs of replacement tool on workover

is the superior product in ESP sand control.

The chart below compares Cyclone to its competition.

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