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Thursday, 28 May

0830-1000

Iris E-F

09 Aggressive Applications: Heavy, X-Heavy Oil; Light Oil, High Temperature

Session Chairpersons:

Kenneth Jay Saveth, GE Oil & Gas - Artificial Lift; Daniel Ramirez, National Oilwell Varco

Although each specific method of artificial lift has its recommended range of applicability, companies often push these ranges to 1) “test the validity” of these limits, and 2) help push the development of said technologies. Within these two sessions, presenters will share where artificial lift systems have been used in aggressive applications.

Time Paper # Presentation
0830-0900 173956 icon:PO Progressing Cavity Pumps in Horizontal Wells and 2,000,000 cp Viscosity
E.A. Monasterio, Weatherford; P.I. Gusberti, YPF
0900-0930 173949 icon:PO Artificial Lift Selection, Design, and Optimization for a CO2 Injection Well Cleanup Operation: A Case Study
L. Ouyang, Chevron ETC
0930-1000 173928 icon:PO Removal of Organic and Inorganic Scale From Electrical Submersible Pumps
M. Ramones, R.G. Rachid, D. Flor, L. Gutierrez, A. Milne, Schlumberger
Thursday, 28 May

0830-1000

Orquidea

10 Operation and Maintenance: Efficacy and Efficiency I

Session Chairpersons:

Sergio Nascimento Bordalo, Universidade Estadual De Campinas; Rolando Jose Gabarron, Weatherford International Ltd.

How artificial lift systems are operated and maintained is not only crucial to their longevity, but also their efficient operations, and ultimately, their financial impact. Presentations will share some of these operational and maintenance practices and how they affect MTBF, OPEX, and downtime.

Time Paper # Presentation
0830-0900 173941 icon:PO Marginal Wells Inside Brownfields a High-Profitability Business
F.D. Bertomeu, C.M. Hirschfeldt, P. Delgado, OilProduction Oil and Gas Consulting; G. Lobato-Barradas, Pemex E&P
0900-0930 173978 icon:PO Study To Improve Energy Efficiency Using ESP
R.D. Mazzola, M. Colla, M. Teodoulou, M. Ballarini, M. Pereyra, D.H. Munoz, M. Bruni, Pan American Energy; R. Teves, R.A. Oyarzun, GE Oil & Gas - Artificial Lift
0930-1000 173959 icon:PO Production Optimization Using Insert Progressing Cavity Pumps (I-PCP) and Hydraulic Equipment for Heavy Oil Fields in Mexico
L. Jimenez Carreno, C.Y. Barbosa, Weatherford; B.B. Villalobos Ramirez, DIAVAZ Group
Thursday, 28 May

1030-1200

Iris E-F

11 Offshore

Session Chairperson:

Ignacio Martinez, Baker Hughes do Brasil

Although many artificial lift methods can be run onshore or offshore, there are many completion and operational practices that are unique to offshore applications, as well as economic factors that can and do affect decisions to select a particular artificial lift method. In this session, presenters will share some of their experiences and circumstances their offshore applications created.

Time Paper # Presentation
1030-1100 Invited Presenter - Current Offshore Gas-lift Procedure
K. Miura, Petrobras -Petroleo Brasileiro
1100-1130 173942 icon:PFC Modeling the Forces Induced by the Two-Phase Flow on Deep Water Production Risers
S.N. Bordalo, C.K. Morooka, University of Campinas; A.P. Oliveira, formerly at Unicamp
1130-1200 173921 icon:PO Optimization of Production Units Alternatives Considering Pressure Drop and Nonlinear Constraints
A. Frankenthal Figueira, PUC-Rio; E. Silva, UEZO-RJ; M.C. Pacheco, J. Zanni, A.C. Abreu, L. Mendoza, PUC-Rio
Thursday, 28 May

1030-1200

Orquidea

12 Well Completion Practices for AL Wells

Session Chairpersons:

Clemente Marcelo Hirschfeldt, OilProduction.net; Jose Ricardo Pelaquim Mendes, Universidade Estadual de Campinas

Selecting the proper artificial lift method does not always make a success, but it also often depends on the well’s completion and the completion practices implemented by operators. The incompatibility of a completion and an artificial lift method can often cause problems, while the opposite is also true if they are congruent. Presentations in this session will share how completion practices affect an artificial lift method’s performance and operation.

Time Paper # Presentation
1030-1100 173974 icon:DC Optimizing Completions and Artificial Lift in an Unconventional Play in the United States
S. Van Sickle, G. Shelly, Chaparral Energy; D. Snyder, Packers Plus Energy Services Inc
1100-1130 173914 icon:PO Reducing Nonproduction Times during ESP Installation Using the MWI Device (Measure While Installing)
J.A. Archila, Ecopetrol; S. Ramirez, J.D. Perez Zuluaga, O.A. Carreno O, Baker Hughes
1130-1200 173918 icon:DC Completion Design for Gas Well Deliquification
G.D. Gonzalez Montero, CAPEX SA
Thursday, 28 May

1030-1200

Iris D

13 Design Methodologies

Session Chairpersons:

Celso Kazuyuki Morooka, Universidade Estadual De Campinas; Eugenio Ferrigno, GE – Lufkin

Countless design methodologies can be employed to evaluate specific well conditions when applying an artificial lift system. Some methodologies are better for some AL methods while others can be counterproductive. This session will share some of these design methodologies and their respective effectiveness.

Time Paper # Presentation
1030-1100 173962 icon:PO Three-Dimensional Model for Rod String Stress and Fatigue Calculations in Progressing Cavity Pumping Well
B.W. Assmann, Petrobras
1100-1130 173945 icon:PO A State-of-the-Art Modeling Technique for Thrust Prediction in Bottomhole Electrical Submersible Pumps
E. Marsis, A. Patil, D. Baillargeon, D. McManus, S. Gary II, B. Williams, D. Lana, J.S. Nichols, C.I. Von Zedtwitz, J. Ives, Baker Hughes Inc
1130-1200 173963 icon:PO Design and Application of Multiphase Sucker-Rod Pumps in Wells With High Gas-Oil Ratios
H. Wang, China University of Petroleum (East China); S. Zheng, D. Yang, University of Regina
Thursday, 28 May

1330-1500

Iris E-F

14 Mature Fields

Session Chairpersons:

Peter Olugboyega Oyewole, BP America Inc; Leizer Schnitman, Universidade Federal Da Bahia

As fields mature, well productivity changes over time. This maturation over the life of the well can and does affect the selected artificial lift method and the time frame within which it is chosen. The presentations in this session will share some of these ideas and practices.

Time Paper # Presentation
1330-1400 173966 icon:PO Electric Submersible Pumping, First Application in a Mature Field in Mexico, Using the Unconventional Technology With Synchronous Permanent Magnet Motor (PMM) + "Power Save" Pump
E. Lopez Garcia, J. Sanchez Gonzalez, F.L. Banos Torales, I. Molina Campos, F.J. Valencia Gonzalez, Petrofac; J.R. Villasenor Gonzalez, E. Perez Hernandez, Novomet; R. Tapia Vargas, PEMEX
1400-1430 173936 icon:PO Application of an Integrated Subsurface Surface Coupled Model To Optimize the Performance of the Artificial Lift Methods in Matured Oil Fields
R. Mehranfar, O. Espinola Gonzalez, Schlumberger; H. Andres Ortega, A. Espinosa González, PEMEX
1430-1500 173953 icon:PO New Approach for Reservoir Management Through the Implementation of Slim ESP With Bypass System for Production Logging in a Field With Rod Pumping Systems
A. Azancot, P. Saavedra, J. Romero, Schlumberger; E. Navas, M. Pabon, O. Agudelo, Ecopetrol; D. Hernandez, J. Reyes, Novomet
Thursday, 28 May

1330-1500

Orquidea

15 ALS Problems & Their Solutions III

Session Chairpersons:

Sergio Fonseca Silva, Expro do Brasil; Eugenio Ferrigno, GE – Lufkin

Artificial lift systems (ALS) inherently have problems for many reasons. Within these three sessions, presenters will share problems they have encountered and different approaches they have taken to solve them. You will have the opportunity to hear both the operators’ and the service companies’ perspectives.

Time Paper # Presentation
1330-1400 173958 icon:PFC Experimental Evaluation of Behavior of Intermittent Flow in Scenario of Application of Electrical Submersible Pump
R. Fonseca, P.S. Ramalho Domingos, D. Cunha dos Reis, Petrobras
1400-1430 173951 icon:PO A Time-Frequency Study of the Behavior of an Electrical Submersible Pump Operating Nearly the Gas-Locking Condition
M.M. Pedrotti, A.C. Bannwart, J.L. Biazussi, UNICAMP; N. S. D. A. Sassim, CEPETRO/UNICAMP
1430-1500 173971 icon:PO Computational Model of Heat Transfer in ESP System for Deviated Wells
H.L. Galvão, G.B. Oliva, D.P. Dos Santos, A.L. Maitelli, R.O. Costa, C.W. Maitelli, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte
Thursday, 28 May

1530-1700

Iris D

16 Best Practices / Lessons Learned II

Session Chairpersons:

Claudia Rubio, Dover Artificial Lift; Douglas Amado Lagame, The Expro Group

Trying new technology or process requires a learning curve. Presenters in these two sessions will share lessons learnt and the best practices they have implemented within their respective companies.

Time Paper # Presentation
1530-1600 173980 icon:DC Experience With Inverted ESP for Water Injection on Secondary Recovery Project
M. Tarabelli, A. Blanco, YPF; R.A. Oyarzun, M. Russo, R. Teves, GE Oil & Gas
1600-1630 173950 icon:PO Failure Index Reduction Strategy for Artificial Lift Systems in Cira Infantas Field
M. Monroy, J.A. Gutierrez, J.A. Prada, J.L. Martin, E. Rubiano, L.S. Labrador, J.O. Celis, Occidental de Colombia Inc; P.A. de Sales, Ecopetrol
1630-1700 173940 icon:PO Reuse Selection Criteria for Progressive Cavity Pumps Based on the Mean Time Between Failure and Reliability Function for Each Pump Type in the Cira Infantas Field
L.S. Labrador, J. Celis, J.L. Martin, E. Rubiano, J.A. Gutierrez, M. Monroy, J.A. Prada, OXY Inc.; C.C. Obregon, Ecopetrol
Thursday, 28 May

1530-1700

Iris E-F

17 Operation and Maintenance: Efficacy and Efficiency II

Session Chairperson:

Sergio Nascimento Bordalo, Universidade Estadual De Campinas

How artificial lift systems are operated and maintained is not only crucial to their longevity, but also their efficient operations, and ultimately, their financial impact. Presentations will share some of these operational and maintenance practices and how they affect MTBF, OPEX, and downtime.

Time Paper # Presentation
1530-1600 173985 icon:PO Implementation of the Technique Auto Gas Lift in Field Corvina Block Z-1, Peru Offshore
Y. Matos Reyes, Pacific Rubiales Energy; J.L. Saire Carhuapoma, C.Y. Vargas Cárdenas, Weatherford
1600-1630 173930 icon:PO Application of Tailpipe Water Sink Completion for Wells With Gas Lift
S. Chandra, Bandung Institute of Technolgy
1630-1700 Invited Presenter - Intelligent Control and Optimization for Oil Wells (IWOC)
W. Mendoza, BCP Group