What’s new in artificial lift? ///

Continuing last month’s “What’s new in artificial lift?” discussion, we report on a dozen items that we hope you find useful. In recent years, ESPs have been the fastest-growing form of artificial lift, partially due to their ability to operate across a broad range of flowrates and depths. Slimline ESP improves production and system reliability in small-diameter wells. Unconventional resource operators often opt to drill smaller-diameter wells or install heavier wall casing to lower drilling costs, optimize the completion design, increase the collapse pressure, or improve wellbore stability. While all of these factors can have a positive economic and technical impact, the resulting well can pose challenges during the production phase.

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