Free Flowing Well (Primary Recovery)

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This type of well uses the natural pressure from the earth to force the oil or gas from the reservoir to the surface. A throttling valve located at the wellhead reduces pressure and regulates the flow of product to the collection site. To maintain safety and integrity of the well, SOR pressure switches monitor tubing, casing or flow line pressures so high or low pressure conditions are identified early. The free flowing well can be shut-in until corrective measures are taken if problems are indicated. SOR pressure switches are also used to monitor hydraulic line pressure to ensure proper operation of hydraulically actuated throttling valves.