Upwing
Technologies

Upwing's artificial lift technologies are bringing reliability to downhole rotating devices by leveraging permanent magnet (PM) motors and applying magnetic fields to the architecture of our tools. All of Upwing's innovative technologies are proprietary and patented or patent pending.

  1. Active Magnetic Thrust Bearings

    Our proprietary active bearing system supports hydraulic section thrust loads without any physical contact or lubrication, delivering unlimited bearing life. Magnetic bearing controllers located on the surface provide real time information on thrust loads from the compressor to enable system diagnostic and prognostic capabilities.

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  2. Passive Magnetic Radial Bearings

    Our proprietary magnetic radial bearing system supports high-speed rotating components radially without any physical contact or lubrication, delivering unlimited bearing life. Smart damping without the need of active controls improves system stability by minimizing the vibrations of the motors and compressors.

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  3. Hermetically Sealed High Speed PM Motors

    In comparison to other types of motors used downhole, Upwing Energy’s permanent magnet (PM) motors enable a shorter tool length due to their higher energy density and lower heat dissipation from higher efficiency levels. Upwing’s novel, completely canned motor system, including both the rotor and stator components, isolates the failure-prone electrical system from hostile downhole fluids.

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  4. Hybrid Compressors

    Our proprietary hybrid multiphase compressor system can operate in highly corrosive and erosive streams, allowing it to be utilized in wider range of wells. The unique compressor technology decreases the bottom hole flowing pressure dynamically at the intake of the compressor and boosts the pressure and velocity at the discharge to carry liquids uphole.

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  5. Magnetic Coupling

    Upwing’s novel “protector-less” design is enabled by transmitting the torque from the hermetically sealed motor to the compressor without a mechanical shaft. It is scalable for the requirements of different types of gas wells.

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  • Autonomous Control

    The SCS system will autonomously optimize its performance and reliability in-situ without the delay of decision-making and manual control by personnel. All information will be linked to form a combined intelligent system control to optimize the system under external disturbances, conduct diagnostics and prognostics of components, and characterize the reservoir.

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  • Retrievability

    Upwing's tools are designed for fast and cost-effective workover if and when intervention is necessary due to tool failures or well production changes. The company's Magnetic Drive System (MDS) features a mechanical string, which contains only mechanical components, for easy retrieval due to no electrical connections to the wellhead or permanent completion.

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  • Flow Through Motors

    Upwing has applied some of the cooling topologies used in the medical and defense industries to downhole applications to minimize heat generation. With its proprietary PM motor topology, Upwing is providing higher surface area for production fluids to flow through and carry heat away from its motors, dissipating three to five times more heat than conventional motor systems.

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  • Sensorless Long Step-out Variable Speed Drives (VSDs)

    Upwing Energy's topside sensorless VSDs are optimized specifically for PM motors, allowing for higher levels of efficiency and a wider operating range. The compact designs of the VSDs with bearing and system level controls provides a smaller footprint for both onshore and offshore operations.

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  • PM Motor as Magnetic Coupling

    Upwing’s Magnetic Drive System (MDS) utilizes a permanent magnet (PM) motor as a magnetic coupling. In the MDS, the stator is canned as a part of the well’s permanent completion, allowing the rotor and other rotating pump components to be retrieved independently from the stator. There are no connections between the rotating and stationary components.

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