Artificial Lift Techbook 2018

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Page 18 of 51 | July 2018 | 17 ARTIFICIAL LIFT: KEY PLAYERS Sercel-GRC Sercel-GRC provides downhole pressure and tem- perature gauges for artificial lift and permanent monitoring markets worldwide. The company's arti- ficial lift products service electric submersible pumps (ESP) and progressive cavity pumps (PCP) as well as gas-lift, sucker rod pump and jet pump applications. In 2017 Petrospec Engineering Ltd. and Sercel-GRC released the Sensor-Tube ESP system, a new advancement in ESP monitoring, according to Sercel-GRC's LinkedIn post, "Use of Sensor-Tube ESP can pre- dict ESP failures for advanced planning of workovers to minimize downtime." In addition, Sercel-GRC's Spy Pro waterproof ESP gauge is designed to let users continue monitoring well performance when the motor con- nection is submerged in water, result- ing in unbroken access to vital data needed, according to information on the company's website. Moreover, the company's Data Pro universal datalogger is a high-perfor- mance configurable surface acquisition unit that features datalogging, real- time graphing, historical graphing, Modbus communication and gauge configuration, according to a company product sheet. Silverwell Silverwell's Digital Intelligent Artifi- cial Lift (DIAL) system addresses the problem of gas-lifted wells operating in a nonoptimal state. Silverwell's DIAL system allows gas-lift injection rates to be adjusted and monitored in real time downhole. The system is fully digital and electronically con- trolled and monitored from the sur- face via a permanent cable. It replaces conventional gas-lift mandrels and valves with permanently installed DIAL units. This eliminates wireline interventions and workovers to adjust gas-lift injection rates, along with the associated operational risk, costs and production deferment, according to the company. Silverwell can configure the DIAL system onshore or offshore to suit all gas-lift completion architec- tures—dual string, in situ, intermittent and annular flow. The DIAL in-well unit features up to six injec- tion orifices, each individually controlled from the surface providing multiple available injection rates. When combined with annulus and tubing pressure and temperature sensing capability at each DIAL station, the operator can implement data-driven

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