high-pressure gas lift(hpgl)

more confidence. less cost.

High-Pressure Gas Lift (HPGL) is an artificial lift methodology that replaces failure-prone downhole ESPs with special surface compression equipment. High-pressure line gas is injected down the tubing and deep into the well, producing up the annulus. This means that 100 percent of the lift system is on the surface.



  • Delivering the same or better production volumes but with much lower maintenance costs, since there are no downhole ESPs to fail (ESP failures can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars annually, depending on the region)

  • Improving uptime and overall cost of ownership, since both Non-Productive Time (NPT) and maintenance costs are

    both reduced

  • Running on line gas, so the gas lift system is not tethered to the need for a nearby power grid—perfect for remote wells.

  • Navigating deviated holes, doglegs, sandy formations and other situations more effectively for better management of bottom-hole pressure as a whole.



Learn more about Estis Compression’s industry leading HPGL system, the Wolf and dominate the field.


Is HPGL right for your operation? Walk through the Estis HPGL Evaluator and explore the economic analysis of ESPs and High-Pressure Gas Lift.

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Why Use a High Pressure Gas Lift System?

Lowers lease operating expense (LOE)

Save hundreds of thousands of dollars per year in maintenance savings with zero downhole-based NPT for gas lift components.


Delivers strong production

Estis has hundreds of these units currently optimizing onshore wells nationwide, and the proof is in the results. The Wolf and The Grizzly deliver the same, or better, production rates when compared to conventional gas lift or ESPs.

Works for high GOR wells

Also proven effective in highly deviated wellbores, sandy formations with high IP rates and other dynamics not well suited to ESPs.

Requires no power grid

Thanks to its natural gas engine that burns wellhead gas, whenever you need HPGL to run, it’s there - with no dependence on power and infrastructure.


Electric Options Available

Electric drive motor versions of both The Wolf and The Grizzly are available.

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