Abstract

A major exploration and production company operated Block 15 and unified fields Eden-Yuturi and Limoncocha from 1986 to May 2006, when the contract passed back to the Ecuadorian Government.

In 2004 a decision was made to implement an ESP Real Time Monitoring and Diagnosis system in order to optimize production and improve ESP operations. The system includes automation hardware equipment and a server-client software package.

The purpose of this paper is to give details about the benefits of remote monitoring and control of Electrical Submersible Pumps, and the real results achieved from using the ESP monitoring and diagnosis system to monitor, analyze, and remotely control ESP performance at Block 15. In this paper, we will highlight ways in which the ESP diagnosis system has enabled material improvements in operational efficiency at Block 15.

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