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Paper presented at the SPE Middle East Artificial Lift Conference and Exhibition, November 28–29, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-192504-MS
.... This is driven by IFI plants’ dependence on real-time data exchange due IFI control system applications (i.e., monitoring and control commands data), and so "availability" and "integrity" are vital elements to ensure safe operation of plant facility, whereas "confidentiality" is already maintained by physical...
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Paper presented at the SPE Middle East Artificial Lift Conference and Exhibition, November 28–29, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-192487-MS
... operating costs is now more prevalent than ever. Software tools that can accurately model the field and then perform production optimisation, while minimizing operating costs by informing operations as to what control variables to change on the field, can play an important role. It is extremely important...
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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
... surveillance of all wells with ESPs as the artificial lift system to prevent or resolve ESP critical events. Reducing critical events in ESP operations helps reduce stress on ESP components and increases ESP reliability, but this requires timely intervention. Real-time interventions via remote control can...
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Paper presented at the SPE Middle East Artificial Lift Conference and Exhibition, November 28–29, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-192508-MS
... Abstract Electrical submersible pumps (ESPs), one of the main artificial lift methods employed in the Western Desert of Egypt, can significantly influence the operating costs associated with producing assets. ESP well interventions are typically complex and costlier than other artificial lift...
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Paper presented at the SPE Middle East Artificial Lift Conference and Exhibition, November 28–29, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-192477-MS
.... If the gel scale may occurred after water shut off operation, before electrical submersible pump installation, either well circulation should be done properly or other artificial lift method may be selected to take out remaing gel. In this study, motor failures owing to gel deposition on motor housing don't...
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Paper presented at the SPE Middle East Artificial Lift Conference and Exhibition, November 28–29, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-192485-MS
... of fluid lifting and its eventual failure leads to a total loss of production. Therefore, a properly designed rod string not only assures good operating conditions but can considerably reduce total production costs as well". Moreover, in reciprocating rod lift operations the work done by the surface...
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Paper presented at the SPE Middle East Artificial Lift Conference and Exhibition, November 28–29, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-192510-MS
... temporary completions in the form of drillstem tests (DST), or using permanent completions and permanent downhole gauges or slickline-deployed gauges set in a nipple in the lower completions tubing. While well tests are valuable for any well, such operations are not systematically performed due to budgetary...
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Paper presented at the SPE Middle East Artificial Lift Conference and Exhibition, November 28–29, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-192470-MS
... The workflow management tool is compliant with Business Process Model and Notation) (BPMN) and Business Process Execution Language (BPEL) to facilitate the integration of existing and new operator workflows. Besides ESP-monitoring, the surveillance system platform also natively supports other...
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Paper presented at the SPE Middle East Artificial Lift Conference and Exhibition, November 28–29, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-192454-MS
... is easily adjustable to changing operating conditions. On the other hand, its economic footprint is, compared to other artificial lift methods, relatively small. Due to the huge number of installed units, an energy efficient and failure resistant design is essential. A deep understanding of the actual...
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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
... field operations and to overcome the costs of the tools. Over the past few years, the ESP SCADA network benefitted several KOC internal groups, including both reservoir and production engineers. ESP data from SCADA is mainly used to understand the performance of the well and to notify the user when...
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Paper presented at the SPE Middle East Artificial Lift Conference and Exhibition, November 28–29, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-192499-MS
... Abstract In today's world of increased automation and large data, Geographical Information Systems ("GIS") technology has been proven to be a useful component in the oil industry. Through the integration of GIS with critical production engineering and oil wells operations, a prime example...
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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
... 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: High nameplate operating speed (10,000 rpm) – contributing to compact design and wide operating envelope...
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Paper presented at the SPE Middle East Artificial Lift Conference and Exhibition, November 28–29, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-192507-MS
... For a mature field,when the energy of the reservoir decreases after a long period of production, a decline in production is expected. The conditions of operating in a mature field are harsh for ESP systems. To achieve optimized ESP system performance, consolidated and accurate input data...
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Paper presented at the SPE Middle East Artificial Lift Conference and Exhibition, November 28–29, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-192463-MS
... June 1985 and became joint venture partner in the Sirikit field. It became the operator of the field holding 100% of the asset shares in 2003. Since the field is relatively mature with more than 30 years of production, several artificial lift methods are used to increase oil production...
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Paper presented at the SPE Middle East Artificial Lift Conference and Exhibition, November 28–29, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-192502-MS
... carbide hydraulic fracturing retention system application HTEM operation abrasion resistance high temperature bearing formulation thermal limit interface society of petroleum engineers Unconventional wells present many challenges to ESP systems. The typical unconventional well...
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Paper presented at the SPE Middle East Artificial Lift Conference and Exhibition, November 28–29, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-192516-MS
... Abstract The robust construction, ease of operation and maintenance of Sucker Rod Pump (SRP) is a stand-alone artificial lift method owning mostly to its simplicity. SRP are widely used positive displacement pump in land and offshore oilfield applications for lifting of heavy, medium or light...
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Paper presented at the SPE Middle East Artificial Lift Conference and Exhibition, November 28–29, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-192503-MS
... An AMPCP with the below specifications was installed on the well PQZ at 900 ft. Figure 1.8 The pump was operated at 105 rpm. The pump operated with 81 % efficiency and started with production of around 245bbl/day. The reservoir temperature at that time was around 300 degree...
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Paper presented at the SPE Middle East Artificial Lift Conference and Exhibition, November 30–December 1, 2016
Paper Number: SPE-184221-MS
... the way to the next generations of gas lift systems required to lift oil wells with an always improved system's efficiency, reliability and ease of operation. A comparison with other types of artificial lift systems will also be made, showing how innovations helped to overcome challenges faced...
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Paper presented at the SPE Middle East Artificial Lift Conference and Exhibition, November 30–December 1, 2016
Paper Number: SPE-184223-MS
... interburden and coal fines. During an evaluation of their run life statistics, several operators identified solids settling on top of the pump during a shut down as one of the primary failure modes. Once the pump was stuck and unable to be restarted, the operator either had to conduct a flushby or workover...
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Paper presented at the SPE Middle East Artificial Lift Conference and Exhibition, November 30–December 1, 2016
Paper Number: SPE-184225-MS
..., will proper planning and understanding of the limitations of this new ESP operations, the overall well efficiency can be greatly improved. Among the finding of this paper, the barrier philosophy and bullheading preparations should be carefully reviewed and implemented for any Rig-less deployed ESP. Ultimately...

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