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Paper presented at the SPE Middle East Artificial Lift Conference and Exhibition, October 25–26, 2022
Paper Number: SPE-206921-MS
... Abstract In certain oil fields, slim wells are common due to corrosion or erosion in 7-in. casing and sidetracks to evaluate secondary reservoirs. Efforts to produce such wells by electric submersible pumps (ESPs) pose several challenges such as early failures and insufficient pressure to reach...
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Paper presented at the SPE Middle East Artificial Lift Conference and Exhibition, October 25–26, 2022
Paper Number: SPE-206925-MS
... lock and increase the operating envelope of ESPs pumping gas-liquid mixtures, gas handling devices such as gas separators, gas handlers or multiphase pumps may be installed just upstream of the pumping section. Gas separators remove gas from the gas-liquid mixture, whereas gas handlers and multiphase...
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Paper presented at the SPE Middle East Artificial Lift Conference and Exhibition, October 25–26, 2022
Paper Number: SPE-206913-MS
... of the ESP is above the bubble point pressure, and therefore, single phase liquid only exists. The liquid can be oil, water, or a combination. The liquid viscosity is assumed to be that of the water while density is changed. Density values represent the oil/water mixture density regardless of the water cut...
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Paper presented at the SPE Middle East Artificial Lift Conference and Exhibition, October 25–26, 2022
Paper Number: SPE-206934-MS
... to be considered in the design of the system. Typically, electric submersible pumps, ESP's are set close to the producing zone for different considerations of flow efficiency and well completion. This paper presents a field case study of optimizing ESP setting depth. The study was conducted on field actual case...
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Paper presented at the SPE Middle East Artificial Lift Conference and Exhibition, October 25–26, 2022
Paper Number: SPE-206958-MS
... Abstract Electrical Submersible Pumps (ESP) are one of the most utilized artificial lift methods in the oil industry. A faster ESP replacement methodology is the ultimate solution to reduce the deferred oil production and reduce cost. This paper focuses on the lessons learned from the previous...
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Paper presented at the SPE Middle East Artificial Lift Conference and Exhibition, October 25–26, 2022
Paper Number: SPE-206943-MS
... Artificial lift methods are necessary to meet oil demands world-wide. Currently, electrical submersible pumps (ESP) is one of the main methods commonly utilized in industry for artificial lift. ESPs are essential in order to achieve high rate oil production. They are designed per well...
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Paper presented at the SPE Middle East Artificial Lift Conference and Exhibition, October 25–26, 2022
Paper Number: SPE-206938-MS
... Let us understand the ESP selection to conduct the study in this paper. We undertook the first 4 sets of wells for PMM operation in this field. These four wells were broadly selected based on ESP operation along with an induction motor eventually converted to ESP with PMM for better run life...
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Paper presented at the SPE Middle East Artificial Lift Conference and Exhibition, October 25–26, 2022
Paper Number: SPE-206955-MS
... Depending on the downhole conditions, mainly pressure and temperature, the H 2 S can be in the form of gas and/or dissolved in the liquid phase. Regardless of its state, the H 2 S has the capability to permeate through the elastomer barriers used in the ESP components by diffusion. Some...
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Paper presented at the SPE Middle East Artificial Lift Conference and Exhibition, October 25–26, 2022
Paper Number: SPE-206940-MS
... As the result from the DIFA of all pulled systems, most of these failures were electrical and we shorted down the list of root causes to the following reasons: Abstract Increase the Electrical Submersible Pump (ESP) run life is the main goal of any operator company specially in offshore...
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Paper presented at the SPE Middle East Artificial Lift Conference and Exhibition, October 25–26, 2022
Paper Number: SPE-206946-MS
... ESPs are centrifugal machines that perform satisfactorily when pumping only liquids and typically operate at conventional rotating speeds up to 4200 revolutions per minute (RPM). However, certain production conditions arise, where free gas comes out of solution due to a drop in local pressure...
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Paper presented at the SPE Middle East Artificial Lift Conference and Exhibition, October 25–26, 2022
Paper Number: SPE-206951-MS
... Because many ESP pumps were replaced etween 2007 and 2018 and significant production was lost because of Non – Productive Time (NPT), an upgraded coiled tubing – deployed ESP design was implemented to meet the harsh field environment of AL Karkara field enhancing the ESP run life to reduce...
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Paper presented at the SPE Middle East Artificial Lift Conference and Exhibition, October 25–26, 2022
Paper Number: SPE-206902-MS
... In one of the fields in the western offshore basin in India, customers have used ESP which was proven to be successful for a short period. However, maintaining the production rates was a challenge. ESP failure rates at a later stage also affect production targets thereby requiring frequency...
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Paper presented at the SPE Middle East Artificial Lift Conference and Exhibition, November 28–29, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-192479-MS
... to create a system capable of meeting the design objectives. The resultant architecture is outlined here: Abstract This paper describes the overall system architecture and key enablers for through-tubing live well deployable ESPs. Further, the results from a series of installation and recovery trials...
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Paper presented at the SPE Middle East Artificial Lift Conference and Exhibition, November 28–29, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-192481-MS
... The first implementation of ESP surveillance by KOC was through a contract with a service company that established an ALSC dedicated to KOC wells. The pilot project started in March 2016, monitoring 109 wells in real time for 1 year. The company implemented the process, which is described...
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Paper presented at the SPE Middle East Artificial Lift Conference and Exhibition, November 28–29, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-192472-MS
...Background Tribounit design Material selection Manufacturing methods Testing and assessment Design Ultra-high-speed (UHS) ESP was initially developed as an alternative of traditional ESP for operation in harsh environment. Operational benefits of UHS ESP are resulted from...
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Paper presented at the SPE Middle East Artificial Lift Conference and Exhibition, November 28–29, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-192512-MS
..., and unconventional wells require artificial lift to continue production. Electric submersible pump (ESP) systems are used as first artificial lift system in the well life cycle in 36% of the US unconventional wells. Such use challenges ESP performance with gas, solids, and abrasives and other issues that negatively...
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Paper presented at the SPE Middle East Artificial Lift Conference and Exhibition, November 30–December 1, 2016
Paper Number: SPE-184190-MS
... Abstract One of the most critical aspects related to the economics of production from a field is the maximization of oil production. For wells that have high CAPEX and OPEX costs associated with them, such as those containing electrical submersible pumps (ESPs), optimization becomes even more...

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