Artificial Lift Techbook 2019

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16 | April 2019 | ARTIFICIAL LIFT: KEY PLAYERS eLynx Technologies The eLynx software suite enables improved oil and gas production through SCADA monitoring, opera- tional intelligence and predictive analytics, according to the company. The company's SCADA monitoring services offer end-to-end security, field-hardened sensor and cloud communication networks, data normalization and custom user configurations. eLynx's operational intelligence systems help users assess wells, identify production opportunities or high-priority issues, and focus on solving problems. Its predictive analytics operations offer digital twin monitoring and data analytics that can help improve production and cut costs by suggesting optimal well settings and forecasting looming problems in time to take action. The company's operational intelligence site, used in addition to SCADA, delivers visibility, productiv- ity and insight for production teams. It speeds deci- sions and sharpens insight for users in the oil field. eLynx's data scientists use SCADA readings to clarify what is happening downhole. Armed with clean data, eLynx's systems give engineers new insight into optimizing well operations and predicting future well behavior. The company's digital twin models can simulate and test a higher number of combi- nations of settings. As a result, users will discover simple ways to increase production quickly, usually at no additional cost. During the second half of 2018, eLynx released two new products for the oil and gas industry. In November eLynx released a transformative predictive maintenance product "for the fast-growing electric submersible pump sector, with savings as high as $13,000 per month per well," according to a com- pany press release. In September eLynx released its predictive analytics software-as-a-service product that is designed to identify production and equipment problems days before they become apparent. In addition, in January 2019, eLynx announced a collaboration research agreement with the University of Tulsa to develop and validate digital twins to fully predict the behavior of wells produced using artificial lift, a company press release stated. Emerson Emerson offers artificial lift optimization software that constantly responds to constraints and chang- ing well production compositions. The company's Dynamic Lift Optimization (DLO) system automatically determines and controls set points of the lift system in real time. The lift optimi- zation system enhances augmented static theoretical models and automatically operates lift systems at the most limiting set of constraints. It allows changes to be made to the system configuration when needed while distributing lift energy in real time to the wells that will benefit most. In an example case of Emerson's DLO, a model of an offshore platform 15 years into its 25-year life span experienced a dramatic change in its water cut, which resulted in the platform's water handling system being at capacity. The system was optimized by placing actuators on each valve, allowing quicker test cycles through each of the seven wells. The test separator was replaced with a Roxar multiphase flowmeter, which allowed quicker testing of every well in sequence and on a daily basis. The result was quicker optimization and automation of well testing as well as a 4% to 14% improvement in production on the platform. That improvement would result in a 400-bbl/d to 1,400- bbl/d increase in production. For onshore operations, DLO contributes to improved production efficiencies as well as reducing lease operating expenses. Endurance Lift Solutions Endurance Lift Solutions provides technology- enabled solutions to help solve artificial lift chal- lenges with its reciprocating rod lift and plunger lift, steel and fiberglass sucker rods, gas separators, capillary services and downhole gauges, artificial lift analytics and application design services. Endurance offers full application design and optimization services in support of rod lift pro- duction. The company's Series 300 fiberglass sucker rods are designed for heavy load and high fluid volume applications plus corrosive environments, enabling increased production without upsizing surface equipment. Rod lift products are tracked by the company's transparent equipment performance platform, Well Intel, which allows oil companies to track com- ponent-level run life, evaluate the performance of downhole metallurgy, query specific wellbore history and generate highly detailed reports at the click of a button. The company's BLAZE metal surface treatment is highly resistant to abrasion, corrosion and mechanical wear through a substantial reduction in the surface coefficient of friction. Its process results in no changes to surface dimensions of the metal, and enhanced runlife and reduced downtime lead to fewer equip- ment changes and well interventions, according to case studies. Additionally, Endurance Lift was formed through the acquisition of several artificial lift companies

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