Artificial Lift Techbook 2019

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14 | April 2019 | ARTIFICIAL LIFT: KEY PLAYERS four primary R&D facilities in the U.S. and Europe. BHGE's Artificial Lift Research and Technology Cen- ter in Claremore, Okla., allows engineers to create, develop and test solutions for production challenges and improve the reliability of artificial lift systems. BHGE's Artificial Lift Center of Excellence in Dam- mam, Saudi Arabia, manufactures the full range of the company's ESP portfolio and employs more than 100 technical professionals. In December 2018 BHGE partnered with the Petro- leum Development Oman (PDO) to open its first artificial lift systems assembly and repair facility in Oman, according to a company news release. "The center, located in Nizwa, Oman, is one of the largest investments by BHGE in the country. It specializes in the assembly and repair of ESP compo- nents, including motors, seals, intakes, gas separators and pumps, and has competencies for testing all types and ranges of pumps and motors to ensure quality control," the press release stated. Borets Borets is a global supplier of electric submersible pump (ESP) systems, manufacturing more than 12,000 systems annually. Borets also was the first company to engineer and manufacture permanent magnet motors (PMMs) for oil industry ESP sys- tems, according to the company. Borets ESP systems using PMMs help operators reduce lifting costs. The Axiom II variable frequency drive, using a proprietary vector algorithm, controls and optimizes Borets PMMs to help reduce electrical power consumption by up to 20%. Borets PMMs experience lower heat rise than induction motors, which means improved equipment longevity and reliability, according to the company. The higher rotor horsepower density available from Borets PMMs provides operators the additional benefits from shorter equipment length and smaller outer diameter motors. The 406 series PMM, with up to 264 hp, offers deeper pump setting depth possibil- ities as well as additional annular clearance for better motor cooling and gas breakout in typical 5.5-in. casing sizes. For higher horsepower requirements, the 456 series PMM is available with up to 400 hp in a single section just over 34 ft in length. PMMs are a key enabling technology for Borets new wide-range and wear-resistant ESP technology. Striving to better manage the rapid decline rates typ- ical of unconventional production, the WR2 ESP sys- tem utilizes high-speed PMMs as well as pump design and manufacturing techniques in an ESP capable of operating from 4400 bbl/d down to 250 bbl/d. Borets has shipped, sold or installed more than 12,000 PMMs globally and in 2018 installed its 250 th PMM in the Permian Basin. BHGE's artificial lift footprint includes 15 key manufacturing facilities and many assembly, maintenance and repair facilities around the world. (Photo courtesy of Baker Hughes, a GE company) The Axiom II variable frequency drive controls and optimizes Borets PMMs to help reduce electrical power consumption by up to 20%. (Photo courtesy of Borets)

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