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Runtime performance Preventing early pulls

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Objectives: You’ll recognize importance of ESP thrust design as a function of ESP performance and reliability. Upthrust and downthrust – the real story with ESPs How to stay away from trouble.Question time is anytime      . Overview of thrust and how it occurs. ***Participation and sharing knowledge .

which form of artificial lift? The ultimate operator measure of how a lift technology and vendor performs Reduces operator cost of equipment replacement Reduces your workover cost (can be as much as $500k .4 MM/month ) assuming $40 / b Short runs are bad for your stress level.VALUE PROPOSITION Recap the obvious: $$$ . trust me! . $2.$2M per workover) Reduces the cost of lost production (@2000 BOPD = $80K/day.> reliability & performance OPEX & PRODUCTION REVENUE       The early stage of field development . .

scale etc.it is actually very easy to destroy an ESP through improper operation ***Mechanical and electrical stress ***Lack of down hole knowledge . abrasives.Monitoring Systems ***Pulling and failure analysis .Field Service ***The operator .temperature.Manufacturing ***The right product for each application . solids.Engineering Quality of manufacture and testing . viscosity. gas.Reliability Engineering . ***The Product Design .Some Factors that Influence ESP Runlife & where THRUST fits into the equation          Well conditions .Applications Quality of installation . corrosion.

SOME BASICS 1-2-3:    All ESPs are designed to operate in DOWNTHRUST. UPTHRUST IS TO BE AVOIDED ! Pearl of Wisdom – if operating near the extreme – know your limits and monitor! .

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In a fixed stage pump the thrust is handled by the thrust chamber bearings In a floater style pump the hydraulic thrust is controlled by the individual stage diffuser Various manufacturers have different technologies – examples Centrilift Abrasion Resistant Technology Tungsten Carbide bearing support (1:1 AR and Modular) and Reda .Ceramic Bearing Support.    Pumps are designed to operate in downthrust. .

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•In a gassy well. 14 . what’s the longest duration your ESP has operated in upthrust? •What does your O&M manual tell you about length of time and cycles allowed in upthrust --SPECIFICS ! •Affects of sand and gas on operating into upthrust.

Questions.       Do your homework Get your operations people trained and updated! If in doubt. Wood Group ESPI. Canadian Advanced. BHI Centrilift. 15 . Credits: SLB Reda. consider obtaining unbiased non vendor help to ask the right questions and steer you away from trouble Design the right applications – great performance and economical solution KEEP YOUR OPERATION UP AND RUNNING – CAPEX AND OPEX TOPS.

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