Artificial Lift Techbook 2019

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18 | April 2019 | ARTIFICIAL LIFT: KEY PLAYERS ing (annular) flow, a packer bypass system (PBS), a micro-annulus crossover system and an increased annular velocity system. The PBS combines a con- ventional gas-lift system with a packer, which allows gas to travel through the packer. The micro-annulus crossover system is offered in both horizontal and vertical systems. The hor- izontal micro-annulus system utilizes a crossover flow adapter and mini wellbore below the packer, a method that allows deeper point of gas injection compared to traditional gas-lift systems. The vertical micro-annulus system is an option for wells with low reservoir pressure where it is important to isolate gas-lift pressure from the perforations. The company's plunger lift applications include traditional lifts and continuous flow plunger lifts. Flowco's line of plunger lifts includes the Rage bypass plunger, the Spin-Fury plunger and the Sure-Seal plunger. The plungers are suited for wells that recently have been completed, with sand and/or scale problems and for horizontal applications or deviated wells. Global Production Solutions LLC Global Production Solutions LLC's (GPS) artificial lift products and services include electric submers- ible pump (ESP) systems, jet pumping, well testing and repairs. In addition, the company's control and automation offerings for artificial lift include vari- able speed drives, motor controllers, switchboards and metering panels. GPS developed a program to optimize water trans- fer and disposal costs. In testing, the company said it has reduced power usage by up to 50% while also reducing mechanical wear. Additionally, the company's reciprocating ESP system consists of a modified conventional ball and seat pump driven by a reciprocating downhole motor, combined with specific variable speed drive tech- nology. This unit can be applied where flow rates are below conventional ESP systems, have a high gas-liquid ratio and high dogleg severity, and/or in horizontally completed wells where traditional rod- driven systems are inefficient and ineffective, accord- ing to the company. The unit also can be applied in low-profile locations or where a small footprint is required. GPS also has developed a proprietary algorithm to allow greater bottomhole pressure (BHP) drawdown while maximizing inflow potential as compared to conventional gas lift. The system extends the applica- tion to lower BHP wells that previously were not con- sidered viable gas-lift candidates and were produced inefficiently through other forms of artificial lift. Halliburton Halliburton's artificial lift portfolio includes elec- tric submersible pumps (ESP), horizontal pumping systems (HPS), progressive cavity pumps and 24/7 well monitoring. The company also provides arti- ficial lift installation, application engineering and equipment design, reliability engineering, equip- ment testing and repair, well testing, and cable spooling and repair. Halliburton Artificial Lift provides custom- ized solutions and ongoing support through real-time collaboration. Summit ESP, a Halliburton service, provides inte- grated ESP technology and services that include Tiger Shark II pumps and Corsair motors as well as a wide range of products and services to meet ESP and HPS needs. Halliburton's SandRight technology is a solids fallback preventer designed to deter damaging solids from entering an ESP during power shutdown events, preserving the ESP's life. In addition, the DEVIATOR flange offers greater recovery of reserves by setting the ESP system closer to the pay zone. The tool's "design allows ESP systems to go deeper in the well and closer to the production zones, supporting stable well performance and lower operating costs," according to a product fact sheet. Leistritz Advanced Technologies Corp. Founded in 1905, Leistritz is a manufacturer of various engineered products for the process and energy markets. Based in Germany, the company offers pump, production, extrusion and turbine Summit ESP's holistic approach to well surveillance, backed with 24/7 monitoring services, is designed to increase production, improve runlife and reduce downtime and labor. (Photo courtesy of Halliburton)

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