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JANUARY 2017 | DATA-DRIVEN OIL FIELDS | EPMAG.COM 18 TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE Innovative Technologies and Advances for Overcoming Industry Challenges Advanced solutions and smart systems alleviate operators' struggles, allowing them to adapt to and conquer challenges in this new era. Compiled by Ariana Benavidez Associate Managing Editor Control and optimize performance ESP equipment, well production Borets' electric submersible pump (ESP) string, which includes Borets' Wide Range Wear Resistant pump (WR2) with perma- nent magnet motor (PMM) and ViewPoint gauge, is controlled and optimized using the Axiom II variable speed drive at the surface. Axiom II uses real-time downhole data (pressure, tem- perature, voltage, current and more) to control and optimize the performance of the ESP equipment and well production. Using a PMM in the downhole string vs. the induction motor has saved operators as much as 20% on power consumption, depending on system loading. A wider fl ow range and enhanced wear resistance lowers costs for operators by enabling the same ESP string to be used for longer over the decline curve in uncon- ventional wells. Transmitter provides easy-to-use digital measurements Emerson has released a digital, +175 C (347 F), high-precision pressure and temperature transmitter de- signed for corrosive harsh down- hole measurements. Engineered with the latest in microprocessor-based technology, the Paine 320-12-0010 Precision Pressure and Temperature Transmitter provides digital mea- surements through an easy-to-use communication interface. This transmitter also features an all-welded small external form factor that is capable of operating in corrosive environments. With long-term stability, this device offers reliable performance and accurate digital measurements in harsh application condi- tions. First ESP gauge to deliver uninterrupted surveillance About 15% of downhole electric submersible pump (ESP) mon- itoring systems fail due to ground faults on the ESP cable. With no data transmitted to surface, operators are forced to run equip- ment blind, representing a signifi cant loss in production over the lifetime of the pump. The Zenith Ground Fault Immune (GFI) gauge from GE Oil & Gas is the fi rst ESP gauge to deliver uninter- rupted surveillance despite ground fault conditions, providing the operator with continuous reliable well data necessary to enable better decision-making, optimized production and effi cient well operation. GFI technology allows operators to continue receiving high-speed data as long as the ESP cable is operational, ensuring Emerson's digital pressure and temperature transmitter is designed for corrosive harsh downhole measurements. (Image courtesy of Emerson Automation Solutions) The following entries have been contributed and do not reflect the opinions of Hart Energy. GFI technology allows operators to continue receiving high-speed data as long as the ESP cable is operational. (Image courtesy of GE Oil & Gas)

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