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Electrical-submersible-pump (ESP) technology is a proven artificial-lift method for shallow, low-pressure reservoirs such as those found in the West Sak viscous oil field in Alaska. This study examines how subsea processing (SSP) can develop into an important enabling technology for future ultradeepwater-field developments and long-distance tiebacks. Unconventional production patterns in the Permian Basin are leading producers to replace electrical submersible pumps (ESPs) with gas lift, which had been little used there.
This paper presents the results of a 3-year project aimed at mass field implementation of ultrahigh-speed (UHS) electric submersible pump (ESP) systems in western Siberia. This paper presents an interdisciplinary approach to the description of tectonic dislocations made on the basis of interpretation of seismic data, petrophysical analysis of well-logging data in horizontal wells, and inversion of a multifrequency propagation tool. Russia’s need to continue expanding the oil and gas business is pushing it to look east for more production and markets. But everywhere it turns there is stiff competition in a world awash in oil and gas. Russia has looked to the east to find more oil and gas, growing markets and investor support, allowing it to shrug off the global slump and trade sanctions.
Although polymer flooding has become a promising enhanced oil recovery (EOR) technique, no field tests have been performed to date in Alaska’s underdeveloped heavy-oil reservoirs. Most of ConocoPhillips’ oil and gas production by the end of the next decade will come from its unconventional operations. But, for the near-term, the Houston independent will rely on conventional assets as it seeks to keep spending in check, decline rates low, and cash flow on the rise. This paper presents the data collected by an ultrasound downhole scanner, demonstrating a novel method for diagnosing multilateral wells. Electrical-submersible-pump (ESP) technology is a proven artificial-lift method for shallow, low-pressure reservoirs such as those found in the West Sak viscous oil field in Alaska.
Electric submersible pumps (ESPs) have been utilized in oil production since the early 1900s and remain an integral piece of production equipment to this day. ESP applications range from benign conventional high water cut wells, to some of the most challenging applications in the world. As the frontiers of ESP utilization continue to challenge the limitations of technologies, it is important industry share knowledge, new technology, challenges and successes in order to drive innovation in the utilization of this important form of artificial lift. The SPE Electric Submersible Pumps Symposium brings together ESP technical experts from around the world, both from operators and manufacturers, to share innovative information and ‘lessons learned’ solutions pertaining to ESP technology, production, and operations. The ESP Symposium brings together a strong technical program, a world-class exhibition showing and demonstrating the newest offerings from manufactures with live technical demonstrations, and multiple continuing education opportunities dedicated to ESP related equipment and applications.
The SPE Gulf Coast Section Electric Submersible Pumps Symposium (previously known as the ESP Workshop) started in 1982 and has been attended by professionals from all over the world. The SPE Gulf Coast Section Electric Submersible Pumps Symposium (previously known as the ESP Workshop) started in 1982 and has been attended by professionals from all over the world.
ESP Basic Disciplines: Production and Operations Course Description Intended for any oilfield technical professional who needs a general understanding of Electrical Submersible Pumps, this one-day introductory class provides a practical overview with an emphasis on understanding the system configuration and theory of operation. Significant class time will be spent on understanding each ESP component's contribution to the overall system. Learning Objectives: The students will be able to discuss ESP designs with vendors Understand technical discussions with field staff Know when to use ESPs versus another form of artificial lift Learning Level Course Length Why Attend To gain a basic understanding of ESP equipment and theory of operation. Who Attends Production and operation professionals who want to learn how to discuss ESP designs and operation with vendors and collegues. CEUs 0.8 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) are awarded for this 1-day course.
Installing an inappropriate or poorly specified ESP leads to lost production, short runlives, and ultimately higher production costs. With the growth in ESP-produced unconventional wells, appropriate ESP design becomes more challenging due to divergent HP and head requirement at initial production versus the depleted well at end of life. ESP design is typically performed by the ESP vendors (often with less than complete design data), reviewed by the production engineer, and then equipment selected and installed. The "Why?" and the "How?" of the design What well, production & facilities information is required to ensure a successful design Function and operation of each ESP component and how it impacts the application design Calculations and data that make up an effective ESP design ESP application design by hand and using software Single operating point and dual operating point designs Gas handling approaches with ESPs – functional limits Reviewing ESP designs – how to read the report ESP equipment specifications This course will empower Production Engineers to understand the correct equipment sizing for a well and enable the engineer to quality check the design report provided by the vendor. Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to perform a design and read a design report, comment on its applicability to the well's operation, and know if the specified equipment will meet the well requirements.
EVA features and actions for SPE Staff are unavailable because you are signed out. SPE events bring together oil and gas professionals from across the globe to discuss technical innovations and advancements in petroleum recovery. A wide variety of SPE events, from international conferences and exhibitions to in-depth workshops, provide opportunities to connect with the latest E&P technologies and network with upstream experts. Learn more about events that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
ESP Teardown and Root Cause Failure Analysis Course Description This advanced course is intended for artificial lift and production professionals currently working with or managing ESPs. The teardown (or dismantle) of the ESP is the final phase of an ESP’s operation, but one that can give the most information on how the ESP performed during its life. Additionally, and maybe more importantly, the teardown and subsequent analysis can tell you why it failed. This key step is not simply taking each component apart, the ESP must be disassembled in a particular order, carefully inspecting for specific failure modes at each step, and, that order may vary with conditions and circumstances. Learning Objectives: Types and expectations of ESP teardowns and failure analyses How to incorporate failure analysis into daily operations Who should participate in the failure analysis process ESP failure modes caused by various operating conditions Vendor nomenclature and procedures for failure analysis Determining root cause Learning Level Advanced Course Length 1 Day Why Attend To gain a better understanding of the teardown process and how to use teardown data to assign a failure root cause.