Artificial Lift Techbook 2018

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16 | July 2018 | ARTIFICIAL LIFT: KEY PLAYERS test duration with oil and water volume prediction for 24 hours during any test period. The system installs in the "liquid leg" of a two-phase test sep- arator and can support tests on up to seven wells. The OptiLift rod pump controller is engineered to help maximize return on investment and achieve sustainable operations and operational excellence. This on-site controller can help provide the accurate and flexible control necessary for well production optimization. The control technology also can be packaged with an Allen-Bradley variable frequency drive to create an integrated system for speed con- trol in rod pump applications. The OptiLift virtual flowmeter is designed to optimize production and reduce costs. Engineers are able to view the pressure, temperature and flow rates in real time, which enable them to adapt quickly to uncertain situations. These systems form part of the broader ConnectedProduc- tion system, which has been designed to visualize and optimize onshore oil and gas production from wellhead to point of transfer. Schlumberger Schlumberger's artificial lift offerings include elec- tric submersible pumps (ESP), gas lift, horizontal surface pumps, sucker rod pumping units, progres- sive cavity pumps, production lifting services and real-time monitoring and optimization. The com- pany offers an integrated, field-proven lift platform that includes REDA ESP systems and Camco gas-lift and subsurface safety systems. In January 2017 Schlumberger acquired Peak Well Systems, a specialist in the design and develop- ment of advanced downhole tools for flow control, well intervention and well integrity, according to a press release. The addition of Peak's mechanical and remedial solutions for cased-hole well intervention strengthens the Schlumberger Production Services portfolio with a broader offering of mechanical services to its global customers. Schlumberger commercialized its Lift IQ produc- tion life-cycle management service in March 2017. This new service offers monitoring, diagnostics and optimization of artificial lift systems in real time. The Lift IQ service taps into the engineering, manu- facturing and surveillance expertise of Schlumberger with access to global service centers 24/7 year-round, according to the company. In late 2017 Schlumberger launched its LiftSelect strategic production planning service. It simplifies the process of selecting the artificial lift strategy that will best achieve production goals, based on objective analysis of economic and technical criteria. The service uses available field and reservoir data to model well behavior and maximize asset value by reducing the cost per barrel of hydrocarbon production. Later in the year, Schlumberger and Production Plus Energy Services formed a joint venture to develop the HEAL system technology and business. The HEAL horizontal enhanced artificial lift system conditions the produced fluid stream, mitigating slug flow to extend natural flow and increase productivity over the life of the well. Rockwell Automation's OptiLift artificial lift system provides smart field operations to industry operators. (Image courtesy of Rockwell Automation) Prior to delivery to the field, a Schlumberger engineer inspects the HEAL system, which separates the horizontal from the vertical well sections and regulates the flow between them. (Photo courtesy of Schlumberger)

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