This presentation examines the phenomena of ESP run life reduction that can occur when rotary gas separators are employed. This reduction can be severe enough that some producers have stopped using them all together1 . This paper presents information for the need for rotary gas separators and some alternate production strategies that could be attempted. The ESP manufactures now offer equipment that can extend the run life of these units in the problem wells. Familiarity with some of the alternate strategies and the improved equipment available will aid the user in selecting the strategy and equipment to optimize the run-life/production in his particular situation.

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