During 2011 and 2012 a pilot was made to test the possibility of optimizing and protecting the PCP pump with control systems installed on surface. A tool was searched for that would allow for the detection of changes in the behavior of the contribution of the wells, which leads the wells to sub produce or to have the PCP pump working with low submergence. (below the safety levels suggested by the manufacturers). Water injection shutdowns, erratic changes in the inflow, nearby well shutdowns, among others, are the daily problems of the oilfield. The results of this test are recorded in this document.

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