What's new in artificial lift? ///

Part 1, presented last month, covered three categories of artificial lift technology: Sucker Rod and Progressing Cavity Pumping (PCP), and Miscellaneous: Gas lift/Deliquefying/Jet pumping. This concluding article introduces and updates developments in other categories of artificial lift. Four of the presentations include new downhole and surface equipment for ESP systems. The remaining nine items cover miscellaneous contributions for new downhole pumps, operations monitoring/control, related downhole equipment and gas lift. ELECTRIC SUBMERSIBLE PUMPS (ESPs) Described here are four new systems for: an improved ESP installation system; an advanced motor protector; Schlumberger’s organization involving a joint team to study ESP performance; and a new module to minimize effects of ESP power interruptions. Improved ESP installation. A new REDA* Maximus* electrical submersible pump system from Schlumberger addresses the unique needs of installations in extreme weather operations. The system significantly reduces wellsite procedures and risk of failure due to human error or inclement weather.

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