SPE Electric Submersible Pumps Symposium 24 - 28 Apr 2017 Marriott Waterway Hotel and Convention Center The Woodlands, Texas, USA

Training Courses

ESP Basic

1-Day Session

Instructor: Mike Berry

Intended for any oilfield technical professional who needs a general understanding of Electrical Submersible Pumps, this one day introductory class provides a practical overview with an emphasis on understanding the system configuration and theory of operation. Significant class time will be spend on understanding each ESP component’s contribution to the overall system.

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ESP Teardown and Root Cause Failure Analysis

1-Day Session

Instructors: Jeff Dwiggins & Arthur Watson

This advanced course is intended for artificial lift and production professionals currently working with or managing ESPs. The teardown (or dismantle) of the ESP is the final phase of an ESP’s operation, but one that can give the most information on how the ESP performed during its life. Additionally, and maybe more importantly, the teardown and subsequent analysis can tell you why it failed. This key step is not simply taking each component apart, the ESP must be disassembled in a particular order, carefully inspecting for specific failure modes at each step, and, that order may vary with conditions and circumstances.

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Improving Unconventional Well ESP Runlife and Application to All ESPs

1-Day Session

Instructors: Sandy Williams & Matt Hackworth

The rapid rise in unconventional well count has also brought a rapid rise in short ESP runlives due to these well’s associated problems:  declining flow rate, high GLR (gas liquid ratio), and frac sand flowback.  This one day course will discuss how each of these factors have led to lower, and many times, unacceptable run lives and what can be done to correct the problem.  In a collaborative environment, this class will discuss four key operational issues and how they can influence the ESP’s runlife.

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