Electrical Submersible Pumps (ESP's) are being utilised on production platforms as a method of artificial lift for enhanced recovery of oil. With more subsea fields being developed, it is apparent that there will be a demand for this technology in subsea completions. This paper presents the technical issues involved with the installation of ESP's in a subsea completion and describes a system for low cost installation and recovery of the ESP without the requirement to recover the tree. The system utilises existing workover equipment and techniques to provide a safe environment for atubing orcable suspended pump application.

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