Black Mamba - For Progressive Cavity

Progressive Cavity Pump Image - Sucker Rod Pumping - Artificial Lift

Progressive Cavity Pumping

Progressive cavity pumping requires the rotational movement of sucker rods or drive rods to link the surface electric motor to the down-hole pump. These wells encounter deviation just like other traditional sucker rod reciprocating lift wells, and oven utilize sucker rod guides to prevent rod-on-tubing wear.

The Black Mamba provides extensive benefit for sucker rod protection and rod string control in Progressive Cavity pumping, just as it does for reciprocating rod lift.

A single fin design helically wrapping around the sucker rod (or drive rod) allows for auger like movement of the fluid - potentially providing more lift to fluid (instead of standard drag). Additionally, and unlike other products on the market, the vortex flow of The Black Mamba is desired for movement of solids up the fluid column.

Australia & New Zealand Distribution

Black Mamba Lift expands its presence beyond North America with its partner, Oil Baron Supply, a premier and established distributor and service provider of artificial lift products and oilfield accessories in Australia and New Zealand. Craig Westerman, Director at Oil Baron Supply, approached Black Mamba after seeing a solution which addressed a nuisance in the marketplace for progressive cavity pumping. Westerman explains, "All too often operators experience tubing failures with traditional, legacy sucker rod guides. Black Mamba Rod Lift manufactures the Black Mamba featuring a single fin design, helically encompassing drive-rods or sucker rods over an extended length. The increased flow area along with the design, which mimics the Archimedes pump, allows for progressive cavity pumped fluids to move upward without typical cavitation and accelerated tubing wear associated with standard sucker rod guide designs."

After presenting The Black Mamba to one of the largest operators in the region, Westerman's team jointly agreed, Oil Baron Supply needs to endorse, promote, and provide Black Mamba's products to the Australia-New Zealand market. Jonathan Martin, President for Black Mamba Rod Lift, was encouraged about a long-term cooperation with Oil Baron Supply after initial meetings and the enthusiasm that Westerman and team displayed. From Martin- "Our innovative design, unlike anything ever seen in the market, was initially designed to address critical buckling loads and sucker rod stability, while increasing erodible wear volume, bearing surface area, product life, flow area, and a drastic reduction in fluid turbulence in reciprocating rod lift wells. After launching our company and marketing campaign in the US in the second half of 2020, multiple groups came forward asking about The Black Mamba for use in PC wells, as it is a natural fit. Two or more fins, typically four, which in PC wells consistently spin in one region of the production tubing, provides tubing abrasion at a rate four times higher than the single fin Black Mamba. This is yet another reason how Black Mamba Rod Lift differentiates itself from sucker rod guide manufacturers, bringing entirely new solutions to the artificial lift industry."

Oil Baron Supply is the exclusive distributor of Black Mamba Rod Lift's guide products in the Australian & New Zealand markets. The Black Mamba is directly over-molded onto sucker rods and drive rods with a unique, automated manufacturing system, including laser-etching and serialization of every part cross-referenced with cloud-based datalogging of all relevant manufacturing parameters. Each component molded for export to Oil Baron's region will feature joint branding of Oil Baron Supply and Black Mamba Rod Lift.

Flow Area

The design of Black Mamba, unlike anything on the market for sucker rod guides, protection products, and devices, is a single fin design. The drastic increase in flow-area is realized as there is minimal cross-section blocking the natural flow of the produced fluids. Whether pumping with reciprocating rod lift or progressive cavity, fluid flows easier.

Compared to other progressive cavity sucker rod guides or centralization products on the market, Black Mamba features 57% more flow area, and 100% less fluid obstruction.

Flow Area Cross Section - Progressive Cavity Pumping - Sucker Rod Guides

Progressive Cavity - CFD

A drastic reduction in fluid turbulence and chaos is realized with The Black Mamba, a unique, single fin design.

Product Comparison

Guide for guide - other products can't compare.

Black Mamba leads in Erodible Wear Volume, Bearing Surface Area, Direct Rod Protection, Flow Area, and Fluid Turbulence (or lack there of).

Blue Progressive Cavity Guide Design vs The Black Mamba - Sucker Rod Guides