Abstract

Electrical submersible pumps (ESPs) are frequently the optimal artificial lift option to cost-effectively maximize reservoir recovery and production. However, the full potential of ESPs in offshore and remote locations has historically been limited by two key challenges: rig deployment and the inability to access the reservoir without pulling the production tubing.

In order to reduce the burden operators face when utilizing conventional ESP systems, the company has developed a system that makes installation and retrieval of an ESP as simple as running a production logging tool; radically reducing the cost and downtime associated with ESP workovers by utilizing a lightweight slickline unit instead of a rig or workover unit to replace the ESP.

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