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Technical Program

Tuesday, 21 May, 0830–1000

Opening/Plenary Session: "The Road to Improvement"

Barahona 1
Session Chairpersons: Javier Duran, Ecopetrol-ICP; Ken Saveth, Borets-Weatherford

State of the Artificial Lift in Latin America—As operators, manufacturers & service companies, we all travel on the road to improvement. Improving our operations, improving our products & improving our services. Along this road are bumps and obstacles around and over which we must all navigate. This session will discuss the current state of Artificial Lift in Latin America along with some concepts of how some companies are achieving this.

Panelists:
Bill Lane, Weatherford Artificial Lift Systems
Alvaro Prada, Ecopetrol


1030–1200

Artificial Lift Systems Problems and Their Solutions I

Barahona 1
Session Chairpersons: Felipe Vargas, Tenaris; Franklin Cueto, Weatherford

Artificial lift is one of the main sectors in the oilfield industry that faces challenges every day. Reservoir conditions differ according to time, new depths, and changes in the type of oil to be produced (light to extra-heavy oil). Coupled with varying environmental conditions, these have generated important problems that result in several challenges. These challenges are a main driver of artificial lift systems evolution. This session address some of these problems and how their solutions have made these changes into success stories.

1030

165013

Buckling Prevention Using the Tensioning Device • C.J. Langbauer, E. Chevelcha, H. Hofstaetter, Montan University Leoben

1100

165038

Life Cycle Cost Analysis for the Nitrogen Over Hydraulic Pumping Unit • J. Hernandez, Global Petroleum Technologies; J.M. Galindo, C.D. Charry Rivera, C.M. Salas, Ecopetrol

1130

165039

Preventing Gas Locking in Sucker Rod Pumps Using an Actuated Traveling Solenoid Valve • R.D. Gala, K. Priyamvada, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University

Innovative and Emerging Artificial Lift System Technologies I

Barahona 2
Session Chairperson: Daniel Ramirez, National Oilwell Varco; Ruben Collazos, Ecopetrol

Over the last few decades, there have been many changes and improvements in artificial lift technologies, and each day, new applications appear that present new challenges to overcome. During this session, some of these cases will be examined, and attendees will explore how these cases can be used as a reference to continue artificial lift system innovations. New completions, new well constructions, and down-hole aggressive conditions topics will be shared with an international group, with the intention of gaining impressions, ideas, and feedback from attendees.

1030

165026

Development of a PCP Dynamic Safe Drive With Viscosity Super Brake and Successful Deployment in an Argentine Field • E. Young, L. Young, S. Sonsino, PCP Oil Tools; F. Bertomeu, D. Villota, Sinopec; A. Modon, Apache; J. Zubiri, N. Pontelli, C. Caunedo, Buenos Aires Institute of Technology

1100

165030

Field Experience With the Application and Operation of Permanent Magnet Motors in the ESP Industry: Success Stories and Lessons Learned • L.E. Seczon Osorio, A. Sagalovskiy, C.A. Ayala, Borets International

1130

165008

Selection Criteria and New Technologies on the Artificial Lift Systems for Heavy-Oil And Extra-Heavy-Oil Wells in Colombia • J.J. Cuesta Lora, J.D. Ortega Simancas, TDA Supply and Service S.A.

Aggressive Applications: Heavy, Extra Heavy, and Light Oil, and High Temperature I

Arsenal
Session Chairpersons: Carlos Naranjo Suarez, Ecopetrol; Claudia Rubio, Norris Production Solutions

This session will cover the major challenges the oil industry is facing producing heavy and extra-heavy oil, and high temperature reservoir environments. For more than 50 years, the oil industry has been using thermal process to enhance oil recovery mainly in heavy and extra-heavy oil reservoirs. The industry has made tremendous progress developing new artificial lift technologies to face the major challenges presented by the thermal process. Additionally, the progressive cavity pump industry has been improving the elastomeric capacity to manage temperatures beyond 350ºF, and have developed metallic stators to address much higher temperatures.

1030

165042

First ESPCP Ultra High Temperature Application With Cyclic Steam Stimulation in the Kern River Field • E. Guerra, C.H. Webb, O. Lindo, Chevron; J. Prather, Baker Hughes

1100

165072

Gas and Viscous Effects on the ESPs Performance • W. Monte Verde, J. Biazussi, A. Bannwart, State University of Campinas; N. Arrifano Sassim, CEPETRO; V. Estevam, Petrobras

1130

165052

Aggressive Applications: Changing the Failure Rate History in Casabe South Field – Colombia • C. Mateus, A. Gil, M. Monroy, Weatherford; E. Martinez, Ecopetrol; A. Patino, Schlumberger

1330–1500

Operations and Maintenance: MTBF, OPEX, and Downtime

Barahona 1
Session Chairperson: Flaminio Guarin, Ecopetrol; Ken Saveth, Borets-Weatherford

The operations and maintenance of wells artificially lifted play a critical role in the reduction of downtime, reduction of operational expenditures (OPEX), and improvement of the mean time between failures (MTBF) of the equipment in our wells. This session will discuss topics that address these types of critical issues.

1330

165048

Operational Cost Saving Through Artificial Lift Optimization With Long Stroke Pumping Units in Fields of Cravo Viejo Block • D.B. Sarmiento Varela, Weatherford; J.F. Herrera, M.R. Caicedo, CandC Energy Group

1400

165027

Importance of Preventive and Predictive Maintenance Plan in Reducing Occurrences of Failures (MTBF-MTTR) - Rod Pumping Systems: Hydro-Pneumatic Surface Units, Experience in Mexico • R. Galvan Rojas, J.J. Rucabado, C.A. Rubio Arvilla, National Oilwell Varco

1430

165063

Cost Reduction in High Production Wells With ESP in Tello Field • J.A. Archila, J. Rueda, Ecopetrol; C. Garcés, O.A. Carreno, Baker Hughes

Monitoring and Optimization I

Barahona 2
Session Chairperson: Eugenio Ferrigno, Lufkin Argentina S.A.; Jonny Contreras, Norris Production Solutions

This session’s presentations will show how automation and data managing innovation helps optimize artificial lift systems with new DH sensors for high temperature. They will show new practices, as well as new mathematical research. This represents new techniques for studying down-hole cards based on sound analysis. These papers summarize experiences from Alberta to Patagonia, representing cases from one well to global reservoir management.

1330

165035

Listening Sucker Rod Pumps: Stroke’s Signature • E. Chevelcha, C.J. Langbauer, H. Hofstaetter, Mining University of Leoben

1400

165073

Real-Time Down-Hole Monitoring of Electrical Submersible Pumps Rated to 250°C using Fiber Optic Sensors: Case Study and Data Value in the Leismer SAGD Project • A.J. Leon, O. Avella T, Baker Hughes

1430

165032

Spatial Well Surveillance: An Approach for Early Detection of Well Behavior in Highly Populated Fields • J. Gonzalez Hidalgo, S.M. Ataguile, F.D. Bertomeu, Sinopec Argentina E&P

State of the Art—Method Specific

Arsenal
Session Chairpersons: Leonardo Jimenez, Weatherford; Alexander Martinez, Ecopetrol

This session focuses on the essential goal regarding artificial lift systems: lifting. It will discuss lifting based on fluid, rock, and well characteristics and focuses on an integral tech design in order to get the specific one. Specificity regarding artificial lift systems ensures that you will obtain efficient and sustainable production rates.

1330

165028

Experimental Study of Centrifugal Pump Handling Viscous Fluid and Two Phase Flow • G.M. Paternost, Petrobras; A.C. Bannwart, Universidade Estadual De Campinas; V. Estevam, Petrobras

1400

165053

Successful PCP Applications in High Deviated Wells: Breaking Away the Paradigm of PCP Only for Vertical or Low Deviated Wells in Colombia • S.M. Correa Hernandez, G.A. Pertuz Sierra, Weatherford; H. Cuellar, L.F. Moreno, I. Salazar, J. Romero Solano, Petrominerales

1430

165007

Numerical Simulation in the Time Domain of the Intermittent Gas-Lift and its Variants for Petroleum Wells • T. Pestana, S. Bordalo, State University of Campinas; M. de Almeida Barreto Filho, Petrobras

1530–1700

Best Practices and Lessons Learned I

Barahona 1
Session Chairpersons: Shauna Noonan, ConocoPhillips; Jack English, Chevron

The oil industry has accumulated years of research, engineering, deployment methods, and operational experience and new technology is accelerating and expanding. However, with new technology comes new practices and learning, as operators and service companies seek higher efficiencies in producing their resources. In this session recent best practices and lessons learned for a wide range of artificial lift methods will be presented and shared with attendees.

1530

165070

Well Data Analysis and Integration System Practices • G. Gornatti, Pan G. Albertini, Pan American Energy; E. Ferrigno, Lufkin Argentina S.A.

1600

165061

Management and Best Practices of Progressive Cavity Pumps Failures Huyapari Field, Orinoco Oil Belt • E.J. Yanez, H. Arredondo, M. Han, PDVSA

1630

165069

Results From Anular Injection in Heavy and Extra Heavy Oil Wells Producing With Rod Pumping in the Samaria Field: A Field Test • H.M. Gutierrez Jimenez, J.E. Carril Naranjo, R. Pérez Herrera, Pemex

Innovative and Emerging Artificial Lift System Technologies II

Barahona 2
Session Chairperson: Claudia Rubio, Norris Production Solutions; Fernando Bertomeu, OilProduction Oil and Gas Consulting

Over the last few decades, there have been many changes and improvements in artificial lift technologies, and each day, new applications appear that present new challenges to overcome. During this session, some of these cases will be examined, and attendees will explore how these cases can be used as a reference to continue artificial lift system innovations. New completions, new well constructions, and down-hole aggressive conditions topics will be shared with an international group, with the intention of gaining impressions, ideas, and feedback from attendees.

1530

165047

Successful Strategy Through Artificial Lift Systems To Develop Coalbed Methane Production in Colombia • D.B. Sarmiento Varela, M. Monroy Barrios, A. Gil Chacon, Weatherford; L. Luna, A. Buitrago, Drummond Company Inc

1600

165064

The First Heater Cable Installed in Colombia • W. Acosta, Hocol; C.A. Garcés, Baker Hughes

1630

165022

Improving the Reliability and Maintenance Costs of Hydraulically Actuated Sucker Rod Pumping Systems • W. Phillips, L. Mehegan, Hydraulic Rod Pumps, Intl.; J. Hernandez, Kudu Industries Inc.