Electrical Submersible Pumps (ESPs)
This course provides the operational requirements for attendees to become familiar with Electrical Submersible Pumps (ESPs). Participants will learn why ESPs are required to bring hydrocarbons to the surface when the natural pressure of a production well begins to decrease. They will also be made aware of the features built into ESPs, their components, and how ESPs are installed.
Attendees will be exposed to ESPs that are used in special conditions to extract the maximum amount of hydrocarbons from the wells and how they can be configured to work in different places in the well tubular. Participants will also be exposed to the equipment used to monitor the ESPs performance and troubleshooting techniques used with the ESP.
Upon completion of this course, participants should have a better understanding of the technology related to ESPs used within the industry. Having this knowledge will help each technician develop confidence and professional enthusiasm, therefore, increasing their efficiency. The knowledge that technicians gained from this course will be further expanded by on-job training and practical experience they will receive throughout the duration of their career.
ESPs Applications and Installation
- Artificial lifting
- Operational features of ESPs
- ESP installations
- ESP components
Participants will learn about the need for artificial lift and the application of ESPs on this day. They will be exposed to the components and operational features of the ESPs. Time will be spent on isolating the motor from the hydrocarbons. Power requirements for the ESPs will also be discussed on day one.
ESP Special Applications, Monitoring, and Troubleshooting
- ESP equipment in special conditions
- Special ESP installations
- ESP downhole monitoring
- ESP troubleshooting
- General causes of system failures
Day two, the focus will be on variations and special conditions that may appear in hydrocarbon wells. Depending on the requirements, ESPs can be designed to handle a variety of situations and participants will learn about the variations and special conditions that may appear in the wells. The course will conclude with discussions on the importance of downhole measurement tools and techniques used to troubleshoot ESP problems.
This course is mainly targeted to process technicians working in the field as an introduction or refresher. The course can also be applicable to technicians working in other disciplines, equipment purchasers, procurement and storage personnel, job planners, and immediate supervisors to the working technicians.
Participants taking this course should have some exposure to oil and gas drilling and well production terminology.