FAQ's

Yes. Contact us at 405.289.9547 or the Let’s Meet page.

Due to current conditions and COVID, Black Mamba Rod Lift will cater in lunch at your location and host seminar, training, and lunch-and-learn presentations via Microsoft Teams or Zoom.

Our specialty is the understanding and manufacturing of down-hole polymer products, particularly related to sucker rods, sucker rod guides, and sucker rod dynamics.

Have issues with sucker rod guides or sucker rod guide materials? Need a failure analysis? Want a crash-course on plastics, polymer performance and their behaviors at various conditions and temperatures? We have you covered.

Request training and have a free lunch on us.

Black Mamba works and collaborates with all sucker rod suppliers and manufacturers. We are an independent, 3rd party manufacturer of sucker rod protection products.

Black Mamba Rod Lift has relationships with everyone.

Schlumberger. Don-Nan. Exceed. Apergy Norris. Apergy UPCO. Tenaris. US Rod Company. Weatherford. Inspected sucker rods from TRC Texas, TRC Oklahoma, Permian Pro, Rod and Tubing Services (RTS), Endurance Lift Solutions.

You are the customer. Tell us what you need, who you want to purchase from and work with, and it shall be done!

No.

The Black Mamba is designed to provide complete, predictable sucker rod control in rod-pumping wells. In addition, The Black Mamba is a stabilizer, centralizer and sucker rod guide, coaxially reinforcing the sucker rod to the center of tubing, protecting sucker rod and coupling on tubing wear.

Do you need high heat performance, high wear performance, or just looking for enhanced protection or rod string control with standard guide materials?

Our PPS-TS product has been tested and proven to outlast AF, AU, PPA, and PPS variants hands down.

Think of PPS-TSX as bridging the gap between PPS-TS and M500, in wear resistance, temperature performance, and reliability.

For extreme wear situations – M500 all the way.

No.

Drag loads are driven off of coefficient of friction and side-load only. Surface area influencing or increasing drag is a myth, and actually goes against the laws of physics. Side load is computed from rod string design, pumping speeds, and deviation.

Black Mamba continuously works with 3rd party labs to perform lubricated ASTM G-133 testing, plastic benchmarking, and hardness testing in fluid and temperature for all materials on the market.

Friction is practically the same for all guide materials… ~0.1. There is lots of misinformation in industry about sucker rod guides causing more friction than the rod itself. This is simply not true, and no study validates this claim of increased friction.

Although Stabilizer Bars are effective in protecting the pump action and alignment of plunger and barrel, we think the better option is a fully guided, 7 per Black Mamba sucker rod.

1-for-1, the Black Mamba 7-per Sucker Rod is 1/2 (half) the price of a Stabilizer Bar, providing the same coaxial alignment of the plunger and barrel axis, but extends protection across 25 feet instead of 4 feet. Further, the Black Mamba provides ~6x the Erodible Wear Volume (3 guides on a Stabilizer Bar vs. Black Mamba’s 7, plus the increase in guide-for-guide EWV), increased bearing surface area, buckling elimination, and constant sucker rod reinforcement.

Again, all of this benefit comes at 1/2 the price of traditional Stabilizer Bar products.

Similar to the Stabilizer Bar debate, Black Mamba can provide complete control of traditional sucker rods even in compression.

Sinker Bars are often used to add weight to the rod string design, moving the neutral point of the design down into the sinker bar section. The goal of this is to move the neutral point into the product region which can accommodate it. We preach the same thing; our Black Mamba sucker rods work better than anything on the planet in compression. 

Consider fully guided sucker rods (sinker rods) with The Black Mamba, adding weight and protection to the sucker rod string, accommodating the neutral point and compressive potential while eliminating steel-on-steel contact. 

Sinker Bars combined with Stabilizer Bars create a very, very expensive design which can easily be replaced by Sinker Rods + The Black Mamba, extending protection and control across the sucker rods and sucker rod string, and saving costs and stress to the rod design with no drawbacks.

No.

The Black Mamba should be treated with care, just like any API Sucker Rod. Follow all API 11B Recommended Practice (RP) guidelines and you’ll have no issues whatsoever.

PPS-TS has 8-15x the impact strength of other guides on the market. Abusing it is nearly impossible.

M500 is a high-performance, hard, wear resistant material. Because of this (and similar to PPS and PAEK/PEEK Rod Guides on the market), it can crack if abused.

Do you use rod guides? Yes? You can afford Black Mamba helical stabilizers.

We publish pricing in our presentation(s). Contact us for a 30 minute, engineering & science based presentation on our Let’s Meet page.

There isn’t one.

Customer Needs + Down-Hole Dynamics + Creative Design + Engineering Led Manufacturing = New, Real Solutions for Industry.