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Latest Artificial Lift News: Journal of Petroleum Technology

Hydrohelical ESP Gas Separator Increases Flow Range, Improves Reliability

01 March 2024
This paper discusses a new type of mechanical gas separator for electrical submersible pump systems that increases operating flow range and separation efficiency while decreasing erosion problems and improving reliability.

Artificial Neural Networks Predict Discharge Pressures of ESPs

01 March 2024
This paper presents an approach using artificial neural networks to predict the discharge pressure of electrical submersible pumps.

Hybrid Energy Holds Promise for Artificial Lift for Offshore Brazilian Fields

01 March 2024
This paper aims to analyze the relevance of wind and solar energy for the supply of artificial lift systems on offshore platforms in the Brazilian equatorial region.

Artificial Lift-2024

01 March 2024
The papers described here focus on novel unconventional horizontal downhole pump card signatures, carbon reduction through alternative energy to pump wells, and predicting downhole-discharge pressure of ESPs.

Artificial Lift: 25 Years of Change Tracked in the Pages of JPT

01 March 2024
The world of artificial lift has witnessed a remarkable revolution over the past 25 years, with many of the events and technology trends recorded in the Journal of Petroleum Technology.

7 Industry Leaders Share Their Insights on the Past, Present, and Future of Artificial Lift

01 March 2024
Longtime leaders in artificial lift discuss and share their insights on the rapidly evolving segment’s past, present, and future.


Artificial Lift Life Cycle & Optimization: Why a life cycle approach for artificial lift is worth considering from the field development stage. 

Plunger Lift: Opportunity, Optimization and Opposition: How plunger lift fits in the toolbox of artificial lift alternatives, the potential for uplift through optimization and how to overcome the barriers to achieving the full potential.

Artificial Lift Management and Adoption on New Technologies and Digitalization: A roadmap of adopting artificial lift management through digitalization, due to the complexity of downhole operations and costs. 

API and ISO Standards for Artificial Lift: API and ISO standards published for artificial lift, including the status and development, and practical uses to improve artificial lift systems.

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Training Courses

Artificial Lift: The scientific and realities foundation of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning and its true application in Reservoir Engineering used for CCS.

Basics of Artificial Lift Systems: The evolving regulatory and legal frameworks that will govern Green House Gases (GHG) and the emerging field of CCS.

Artificial Lift and Production Optimization Solutions: Artificial lift solutions and related production optimization concepts. 

Data Analytics for Artificial Lift: Techniques and workflows applied to artificial lift and production with business use cases.

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Discussing New Opportunities

Energizing Our Lives: How to Have a Successful Career in Artificial Lift Engineering

2020 SPE President Shauna Noonan talks with Artificial Lift experts Anthony Allison and Greg Stephenson about how they got into the industry.

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