Artificial Lift Techbook 2018

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Page 38 of 51 | July 2018 | 37 ARTIFICIAL LIFT: TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE above the port, preventing gas intrusion. In addition, Novomet's ColibriESP provides thru-tubing produc- tion with a cable-deployed electric submersible pump (ESP) system. This allows the well to be completed without the rig crew. Novomet also has introduced the ESPCP, a progressing cavity pump (PCP) with a submersible permanent magnet motor. The ESPCP performs in marginal wells (20 bbl/d to 125 bbl/d) where typical ESPs are not applicable or where the well operates periodically. The ESPCP also is designed for wells with flow rates from 125 bbl/d to 1,000 bbl/d, wells with high fluid viscosity and emulsions (600 to 1000 cSt) and wells with paraffin-based fluids. The ESPCP also is a good candidate for gas wells with up to 50% at intake as well as deviated wells. Platform offers rich data visualization from multiple wells or zones Sercel-GRC's artificial lift gauge systems provide subsurface data needed to optimize electric sub- mersible pump, gas-lift, progressing cavity pump, rod pump and jet pump applications. GRC's gauges measure pressure, temperature, vibration and other downhole conditions. The universal artificial lift instrumentation system working with the compa- ny's industry partners in the areas of fiber optics, hybrid cable applications and predictive analytics provides bottomhole and wellbore characterization on each well. The GRC open-source Data Pro plat- form provides one common visualization solution for all GRC universal gauges providing a true life-of- well optimization platform. Gauges can be installed thru-tubing, above a pump or below a pump. These installation options have been standardized, allow- ing one gauge to be redeployed through multiple artificial lift completion methods. Automated chemical injection based on artificial lift control technology The latest development on the Smart Pumper is that it can remotely control and monitor chemi- cal injection pump operations while it controls and monitors artificial lift systems. The method used to automate chemical pumps is tied to Smart Pumper's precision pump speed control based upon real-time fluid level to the specific level users wish to achieve and maintain over time. As Smart Pumper automatically changes the speed of an artificial lift device or surface injectors, it auto- matically changes the speed of a series of chemical pumps to keep chemistry perfectly aligned with auto- mated output, which helps in keeping the chemical cost low. Smart Pumper is proven to increase produc- tion 18% to 57% and reduce lift costs. Sercel-GRC's artificial lift sensor and optimization life-cycle solution is designed to optimize artificial lift applications. (Image courtesy of Sercel-GRC) An automated chemical injection in conjunction with gas-lift control is pictured. (Photo courtesy of Smart Pumper)

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