• Electric Submersible Pump Troubleshooting Guide, an Effective Way to Improve System Performance and Reduce Avoidable System Failures

    This presentation in English is from the 2020 SPE Latin American and Caribbean Petroleum Engineering Conference. Our archived 2020-21 event content is now available free to SPE members!

    • Paper Number: SPE-199091-MS
    • Published: 20 July 2020
    • Authors: Walter Nunez; Jessica Del Pino; Sebastian Gomez; Douglas Rosales; Juan Puentes; Hamilton Rivera

    Recent industry challenges have resulted in great opportunities to find efficiencies that can enhance production, avoid down times and optimize operation in Electric Submersible Pump Systems (ESP). One of the main drivers is to implement procedures that can extend ESP run life, and one of the key challenges is to identify any trouble that can impact ESP performance timely so it can implement solutions to avoid failures.

    A joint team composed by the operator and the service company developed a troubleshooting manual to the proper identification of likely conditions that could be impacting the production and performance of ESP systems. This was achieved using monitoring information, tear down evidence, setting configuration and building a database with all the information in order to group similar cases to identify the best ways to respond to any anomaly in ESP behavior.

    This paper presentation aims to present the most relevant analyzed cases, the procedures implemented and the results in FI after implementation as well as recommendations to any party interested in implementing similar projects in their operations.

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  • Electric Submersible Pump Troubleshooting Guide, an Effective Way to Improve System Performance and Reduce Avoidable System Failures