This producing well had a severe paraffin issue. The operator was hot oiling the well two times per month due to paraffin and asphaltene accumulations in the tubing, flowlines, and on rods. In addition to hot oiling, the operator also had to use scale inhibitor; increasing operating costs without solving the problem.
The well was hot oiled twice more in the next 60 days, after that, the well was pulled after 9 months for a pump change (left). The rods and pump came out of the hole easily with no need for hot oil. Rods were clean, production improved, and LOE was reduced significantly.
There was no subsequent hot oiling for over five years and no further use of scale inhibitor required.
+$1MM = approximate value of additional revenue