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Hybrid Electric Submersible Pumps Advanced (Software and Simulator)

The Electric Submersible Pump System (ESP) is an effective and economical means of lifting large volume of fluids from great depths under a variety of well conditions. Over the years, the ESP companies, in conjunction with the major oil companies, have gained considerable experience in producing high viscosity fluids, gassy wells, high temperature wells, etc. With this experience, improved technology and the help of dedicated software, wells that were once considered non-feasible for submersibles are now being pumped economically. This course is designed to provide recommendations for designing ESP systems using software (DesignRite and Pipesim) for standard and special applications including gassy wells, production of fluids with solids, viscous oil, dual completions, Ytool applications, shrouded motors, production through the annular, high temperature and recirculation. 
Course Objectives: Provide in depth knowledge of the advantages and limitations of the Electric Submersible Pumps used in aggressive environment applications. Participants will learn well optimization and troubleshooting using software DesignRite and Pipesim). The Oil Well Lab shown in the picture is used to perform exercises throught all the course.

Day 1
  • Review of Reservoir Performance (Productivity Index – Darcy, Vogel and Combined Exercise
  • Total Dynamic Head (TDH)
  • Description of Downhole Equipment
  • Description of Pump Performance Curves - Recommended Operating Range
  • Design of an ESP System Using API RP 11S4 Procedure (Manual Exercise)
  • Standard and Non-Standard Applications
Day 2
  • Introduction to DesignRite and Pipesim
  • Formation Damage - Skin
  • Affinity Laws & Nodal Analysis (Exercise)
  • Equipment Selection - Manual Exercise
  • Perform Previous Exercise Using DesignRite
  • Amperimetric Charts and Other Parameters Measured
Day 3
  • Design of High Gas Application - Exercise Using DesignRite
  • ESP Design for Highly Deviated Wells - Exercise Using DesignRite
  • Viscous Fluids and Emulsion Application - Exercise Using DesignRite
  • Production of Abrasive Fluids - Exercise Using DesignRite
Day 4
  • New Technologies
    • CrossFlow
    • ESP – TCP – Ytool
    • Hybrid ESP – Gas Lift Application
    • Recirculation System
Day 5
  • Troubleshooting
  • Introduction Root Cause Analysis
  • Equipment Handling
  • Introduction to ESP Failure Analysis
Learning activity mix

Production Engineers, technologists, people who are involved in Production Optimization. Specificaly people who want to gain more knowledge about ESP.

Participants should be familiar with basic Production Engineering, have some field experience in Production. Also participants should have taken the Electric Submersible Pumps Application Engineering course or field experience using ESPs.

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