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E-460 - Artificial Lift: Pumping

E-460 - Artificial Lift: Pumping

5 days
PRO/APOMPE
Sessions
This course is not scheduled.
Who should attend?

Audience

    • E&P professionals involved in operating wells using rod or centrifugal pumping.

Level

  • Proficiency
  • This course provides a comprehensive, practical knowledge of rod and centrifugal pumping concepts, design, operations and potential problems.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • select the most-suited pumping method,
  • analyze operating conditions,
  • improve well performance and manage equipment lifetime.
Course Content

WHY ARTIFICIAL LIFT?

0.5 day

  • Main parameters relative to reservoir and well performance curve: inflow and outflow.
  • Need for artificial lift.

SUCKER ROD PUMPING

1.5 days

  • Principle, field of application, crucial parameters.
  • Main specific equipment: surface Pumping Units (PU), downhole pumps, rodstring.
  • Operating procedures and troubleshooting.
  • Example of rodstring load calculation.

ELECTRICAL SUBMERSIBLE CENTRIFUGAL PUMPING (ESP)

2.5 days

  • Principle, field of application.
  • Main specific pieces of equipment: pump, seal section/protector, electric motor selection, Variable Speed Drive (VSD) interaction.
  • Operating procedures and troubleshooting (including PROSPER™ methodology).
  • Example of design:
  • Base case: oil “without problems”.
  • Specific cases: gassy oil well, ESP with VSD.

OTHER METHODS & PROCESS SELECTION

0.5 day

  • Overview of other methods (hydraulic pumps, jet pumps, Progressive Cavity Pumps [PCP]): principle, fields of operation.
  • Artificial lift methods comparison, benefits and limitations.
Ways & Means
  • Exercises on equipment calculation.
  • Numerous animations and videos.