SPE Gulf Coast Section Electric Submersible Pumps Symposium 13 - 17 May 2019 Marriott Waterway Hotel and Convention Center The Woodlands, Texas, USA

Schedule

Monday, May 13

07:00 - 08:00
08:00 - 17:00
Training Course: ESP Application Design for Production Engineers Waterway 3
Ticketed Event
Instructor(s) Sandy Williams and Matt Hackworth

Installing an inappropriate or poorly specified ESP leads to lost production, short ​runlives, and ultimately higher production costs. With the growth in ESP-produced unconventional wells, appropriate ESP design becomes more challenging due to divergent HP and head requirement at initial production versus the depleted well at end of life. ESP design is typically performed by the ESP vendors (often with less than complete design data), reviewed by the production engineer, and then equipment selected and installed. 

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USD 750

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USD 950


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08:00 - 17:00
Training Course: ESP Basic Waterway 1
Ticketed Event
Instructor(s) David Divine

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 spent on understanding each ESP component’s contribution to the overall system.

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08:00 - 17:00
Training Course: ESP Teardown and Root Cause Failure Analysis Waterway 2
Ticketed Event
Instructor(s) Jeff Dwiggins and 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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15:00 - 19:00
18:00 - 20:00
18:00 - 20:00

Tuesday, May 14

07:00 - 09:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:15 - 07:45
08:00 - 19:30
08:00 - 09:00
K01  Opening Keynote Session Waterway 4-5
Moderator(s) Diego Narvaez - Schlumberger, Matthew Roy Hackworth - Oxy Oil & Gas Corp
Speaker(s) Darcy William Spady - Broadview Energy
Darcy W. Spady, the 2018 SPE president, is the first Canadian to have been elected to this position. He has been an active SPE member since graduating from university. Most recently, he served on the SPE International Board as regional director for Canada; he is also a member of the Vancouver and Calgary sections. Spady has held officer positions in the Calgary, Illinois Basin, and Appalachian sections. In 2012, he won a Regional Service Award for his work in the Canada region. Spady has an extensive background in the natural gas, oil, and heavy oil segments of the industry, having worked a decade for Schlumberger across North America in their wireline and pressure pumping segments, and for the Columbia Natural Resources/Triana Energy group in the Appalachians, Atlantic Canada, and internationally. He has also served as CEO of Calgary-based Contact Exploration and, more recently, as head of sales for Sanjel Corporation. He is an active independent director & strategic advisor, serving as board chairman for Green Imaging Technologies, and advisor for General Magnetic International, Broadview Energy, and Fluid Energy Group. Recently has was appointed as Industry Advisory Chair for the Land and Water Resources Reclamation and Remediation program at Olds College in Alberta, Canada. Spady holds a BS degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Alberta.

09:00 - 10:00
01  High Speed Applications Waterway 4-5
Session Chairpersons Diego Narvaez - Schlumberger, Matthew Hackworth - Oxy Oil & Gas Corp
Can shorter and slimmer ESP systems, running at high speeds be more reliable? In this session we will look at case studies of the development, testing, qualification and performance of High Speed, High Rate ESP's.
Time Paper # Presentation
0900-0930 194416 Production & Operations World's First Mass Implementation of Ultra-High-Speed ESP Systems in Salym Group of Fields, Western Siberia, Russia A. Shakirov, Y. Alexeev, Lex Submersible Pumps; A. Gorlov, Salym Petroleum Development N.V.
0930-1000 194399 Production & Operations High-speed High-rate Slim ESP Development and Qualification Testing R.A. Lastra Melo, J. Xiao, Saudi Aramco PE&D; W. Lee, A. Radcliffe, Alkhorayef Petroleum
10:00 - 10:45
10:05 - 10:35
P01  Tuesday AM ePoster Session Towncenter Alcove
Session Chairpersons Wayne Klaczek - C-FER Technologies, Keith Terretta - CNOOC International, Francisco Trevisan - Consultant, Curtis James Goulet - Baker Hughes Canada
Join authors for ePoster presentations covering various ESP related topics. These ePoster sessions are always interesting and engaging and a great way to interact with the authors of these technical papers.
Time Paper # Presentation
Alternate 194388 Production & Operations Electric Submersible Pump (ESP) Vibration Characteristics Under Wear Conditions D.C. Beck, W.J. Nowitzki, J. Shrum, Halliburton
10:45 - 11:45
02  Through-Tubing Deployed ESP Systems Waterway 4-5
Session Chairpersons Diego Narvaez - Schlumberger, Jeffrey Dwiggins - Artificial Lift Solutions Pte Ltd
This session highlights the evaluation and implementation of Through-Tubing deployed ESP systems through innovative deployment techniques.
Time Paper # Presentation
1045-1115 194390 Production & Operations Accelerating the Shift to a Next-Generation ESP Deployment: Cable Deployed Through Tubing Electrical Submersible Pump TTESP Application
K. Zamanuri, Y. Pui Mun, N. Mohd Radzuan, N. Salleh, E. Ouda, Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd; E. Alexander, Consultant; D. Bakhtuly, Novomet
1115-1145 194400 Production & Operations Alternatively Deployed Artificial Lift System for Deepwater Subsea Operations K. Scarsdale, D. De Pieri Pereira, M.G. Garber, K.H. Goh, B. Kee, N. Gastaud, Schlumberger; A. Simon, J. Joseph, Equinor; W. Cook, Chevron Corporation
11:45 - 12:45
12:15 - 12:45
12:45 - 14:15
03  ESP Power Supply/Quality Waterway 4-5
Session Chairpersons Thomas Van Akkeren - Production Technology Assoc., Brian Hicks - Hoss Pump Systems
Supplying good quality power to ESPs is critical to having extended pump run lives. Papers in this session will provide information on how to evaluate power quality and ensure equipment will deliver it effectively.
Time Paper # Presentation
1245-1315 194411 Production & Operations ESP Downhole Power Quality - Do We Have A Healthy Cardiovascular System? A. Williams, Artificial Lift Performance Ltd; D.D. Shipp, Capstone Power Systems Engineering
1315-1345 194392 Production & Operations Identifying and Preventing ESP Failures Resulting From Variable Speed Drive Induced Power Quality Issues


M. Heninger, Enel Green Power; S.F. Grande III, Magney Grande Distribution, Inc.; D.D. Shipp, Capstone Power Systems Engineering
1345-1415 194402 Production & Operations Design and Qualification Testing of ESP Cable to Improve ESP System Run Life

D.J. Harris, Chevron ETC; R. Banman, Total E&P Canada Ltd; D. Malone, AccessESP
14:15 - 15:00
15:00 - 16:00
04  New ESP Technologies I Waterway 4-5
Session Chairpersons Thomas Van Akkeren - Production Technology Assoc., Michael Romer - Exxon Mobil Corporation
Technology to improve ESP performance is continuing to be developed. These papers will discuss new ways to save costs and extend the operating envelope for ESP's.
Time Paper # Presentation
1500-1530 Using Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) for Preheating the Induction Motor (IM) of Electric Submersible Pump (ESP) to Extend its Deepwater Run Life A.F. Merlino, Shell
1530-1600 194415 Production & Operations Need a Lift? A Rotary Gear Pump, an ESP System without the ESP Pump

R.C. Chachula, Advancing Pump Technology Corp.; D.W. Serafinchan, Dasco ESP Inc; J.H. Dietz, Encana Corporation
16:10 - 17:30
Breakout Session I - ISO 15551-1 ESP Standard: What's Next? Waterway 1
Moderator(s) Shauna Noonan, Occidental Petroleum; Cyril Girard, Artificial Lift Excellence AS

This interactive breakout will discuss the current International Standard for Downhole ESP equipment (ISO 15551-1), its benefits and the challenges implementing it into one’s organization.   The feedback from this session will drive the discussions on what is needed in the next revision of the standard.

16:10 - 17:30
Breakout Session II - Misconceptions about ESP Transportation and Implementation of Best Practices Waterway 2
Moderator(s) Carol Grande, Magney Grande, Inc.; Jeff Dwiggins, Artificial Lift Solutions Pte Ltd

The methods for handling ESPs varies significantly by region and company.  It is important that care is taken to ensure proper shipping and handling procedures are in place, communicated and followed by all parties to protect the ESP during transportation.  This breakout will discuss best practices to ship and handle ESP equipment.

17:30 - 19:30

Wednesday, May 15

07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 09:00
07:45 - 08:15
08:00 - 18:00
08:30 - 10:00
05  Data Analytics/Surveillance Waterway 4-5
Session Chairpersons Chris Scrupa - Compact Compression Inc., Song Shang - Schlumberger
A revolution (revelation?) in how field operating data is used to automate decision making and production optimization strategies is made possible by IoT, cloud computing, and inexpensive processing and storage capability. At the same time, the tried and true methods of fundamentally understanding and overcoming root causes of equipment failure must not be forgotten. Both new and traditional ways of analyzing data to improve processes come together in this session
Time Paper # Presentation
0830-0900 194414 Production & Operations Case Study Toward Digital Oil Field: How the ESP
Operation is Changing by Using “Automatic Well Models” in PDO’s ESP Fields
A.S. Al-Bimani, R.N. Kulkarni, C.Y. Lee, V. Giuliani, M.A. Al Musalami, A. Abdullah, N. Kamyani, Petroleum Development Oman; N. KUMAR, Weatherford International Ltd.; R.D. Gala, Weatherford Houston
0900-0930 194401 Production & Operations ESP Technology Improvements in Peregrino Field
V.Y. Castro, L.F. Pastre, Equinor; J. Marins, Baker Hughes
0930-1000 194384 Production & Operations A New Mechanistic Model to Predict Boosting Pressure of Electrical Submersible Pumps (ESPs) under High-viscosity Fluid Flow with Validations by Experimental Data J. Zhu, H. Zhu, G. Cao, J. Zhang, J. Peng, University of Tulsa; H. Banjar, Saudi Aramco; H. Zhang, University of Tulsa
10:00 - 10:45
10:05 - 10:35
P02  Wednesday AM ePoster Session Towncenter Alcove
Session Chairpersons Wayne Klaczek - C-FER Technologies, Keith Terretta - CNOOC International, Francisco Trevisan - Consultant, Curtis James Goulet - Baker Hughes Canada
Join authors for ePoster presentations covering various ESP related topics. These ePoster sessions are always interesting and engaging and a great way to interact with the authors of these technical papers.
Time Paper # Presentation
1005-1030 194410 Production & Operations Piloting a Cohelical-Axial Multiphase ESP Design in a Sandstone Reservoir Where Rod Pumping Failed D. Harris, P.O. Dunn, Chevron
10:45 - 11:45
06  ESP High Temperatures Waterway 4-5
Session Chairpersons Chris Scrupa - Compact Compression Inc., Matthew Sikes - Oxy Permian EOR
Operators are demanding ever-higher reliability from ESPs that often see bottomhole temperatures exceeding 250 C (482 F). The days of modifying conventional systems to function in this extreme environment are over. Through joint industry efforts, independent research and empirical testing, the specific challenges faced in high temperature environments are now being understood and game-changing technologies are being deployed that are shaping the future of advanced ESPs.
Time Paper # Presentation
1045-1115 194387 Production & Operations Advancing High-Temperature ESP Technology for SAGD Applications
S. Shang, Schlumberger; J. Caridad, Schlumberger - Reda
1115-1145 194420 Production & Operations Assessment of ESP No‑Flow Events in SAGD Production Wells
S.S. Prasad, C-FER Technologies
11:45 - 12:45
12:15 - 12:45
12:45 - 14:15
07  Reliability Analysis Waterway 4-5
Session Chairpersons Cyril Girard - Artificial Lift Excellence AS, John Graham - Suncor Energy Inc.
Reliability is a key part of our field economy and profitability. The papers to be presented in this session are addressing, in their own ways, the understanding of reliability, how to use reliability on field economy and how could we improve reliability by engineering.
Time Paper # Presentation
1245-1315 194398 Production & Operations Reality vs. Expectations for Reliability Analysis
M.A. Dowling, Perenco LLC
1315-1345 194393 Production & Operations Interpretation of ESP Reliability using Weibull and Dynamic Run Life Analysis A.M. Al-Jazzaf, A. Pandit, N. Al-Maqsseed, Kuwait Oil Company
1345-1415 194406 Production & Operations Very Low Frequency Acceptance Testing for an Electric Submersible Pump Cable
D.C. Beck, T. Glasscock, Halliburton; D. Bolliger, HV Technologies
14:15 - 15:00
15:00 - 16:00
08  New ESP Technologies II Waterway 4-5
Session Chairpersons Cyril Girard - Artificial Lift Excellence AS, Mark Cowie - Equinor ASA
R&D initiatives, projects and products that address very specific applications or challenges have the ability to create a technological step change for ESPs and drastically operator field economics. Papers in this session will look at some of these new “out of the box” ESP technologies.
Time Paper # Presentation
1500-1530 194404 Production & Operations ESP Protector Mechanical Seal Run-Life Extender H. Mansir, A. Bencze, COREteQ Systems Limited; L.B. Waldner, CNOOC International; J.K. Graham, Suncor Energy Inc.; C. Hong, Cenovus Energy; B. Duong, Alberta Innovates
1530-1600 194391 Production & Operations High Reliability Protector-less Artificial Lift Technology for Electrical Submersible Pumps/Compressors K. Chen, P. McMullen, D. Biddick, L. Nader, C. Sellers, Upwing Energy
16:10 - 17:30
Breakout Session III - ESP Energy Efficiency Management as a Key to Cost Savings and Run Life Improvement Waterway 1
Moderator(s) Anastasia Musorina, Salym Petroleum; Alexander Gorlov, Shell

In these days of challenging well economics all potential cost savings opportunities need to be examined and mitigated. Electric power can be a major operational expense especially for ESPs where annual expenditures for power can equal total expenditures for ESP purchasing, repairing, rent and service. This breakout will discuss an automated energy efficiency optimization process and its impact on power consumption and ESP reliability.

16:10 - 17:30
Breakout Session IV - YP Session: Why and How to Make ESPs your Specialty Waterway 2
Moderator(s) Jesus Chacin, ConocoPhillips; Soumyadeep Ghosh, Chevron Energy Technology Company

All young professionals will face a decision in their careers: become a generalist in a broad area such as production engineering or become a specialist focused in areas such as well stimulations or artificial lift. Like most things in life, there are pros and cons to each choice and no one roadmap to making the right decision. This session explores the option of specializing in artificial lift, specifically ESPs, through several very respected veterans and industry professionals who will share their stories and discuss why and how they have made successful careers as ESP specialists.

Thursday, May 16

07:00 - 09:00
07:00 - 13:00
07:45 - 08:15
08:00 - 15:30
08:30 - 10:00
09  Dealing with Unusual Operational Requirements Waterway 4-5
Session Chairpersons Francisco Alhanati - C-FER Technologies, Ceyda Kora Gursel - Chevron
Unusual operational requirements create the need for novel design workflows. In this session, we will see how operators have accommodated such unusual requirements, in a variety of applications.
Time Paper # Presentation
0830-0900 194408 Production & Operations Electrical Submersible Pump Powered Injection (ESPPI) Systems Enable the Development of West of the Nile Egypt Assets M. Munoz, Apache Egypt; M.A. Taleb, Qarun Petroleum Company; J.L. Dwiggins, Artificial Lift Solutions Pte Ltd
0900-0930 194417 Production & Operations Use Of New Design Tool Improves ESP Design Across The Life Of Well In Unconventional Applications A.J. Williams, Artificial Lift Performance Ltd
0930-1000 194403 Production & Operations Analyzing SAGD Producer Flow Instability and ESP
Deterioration Using Dynamic Flow Simulations: A Field Case Study
S. Shang, Schlumberger; C. Nascimento, N. Bustamante, Schlumberger canada; J.K. Graham, Suncor Energy Inc.; T. Babatunde, Suncor Energy Inc
10:00 - 10:45
10:45 - 11:45
10  High GOR Applications Waterway 4-5
Session Chairpersons Francisco Alhanati - C-FER Technologies, Marisela Rojas - Royal Dutch/Shell Group
High GORs are a known challenge in unconventional applications. In this session, we will review interesting solutions implemented by operators and the results achieved, in terms of higher drawdowns, more stable operations, and reduced failure rates.
Time Paper # Presentation
1045-1115 194396 Production & Operations Downhole Gas Separation in a High-GLR CO2 Application B.L. Nicholson, Oxy Inc; C. Tyler, OXY; C. Yicon, OXY Inc.; M.A. Sikes, Occidental Petroleum; R. El Mahbes, Baker Hughes
1115-1145 194418 Production & Operations Improving Gas Separation in ESP for Unconventional Wells in 5-1/2” Casing. (Case Studies in the Permian Basin) G. Gonzalez, Odessa Separator Inc; C. Loaiza, Chevron
11:45 - 12:45
12:15 - 12:45
12:45 - 14:15
11  ESP Sub-Sea Waterway 4-5
Session Chairpersons Robert Rivera - Kinetic Pump Innovations, Arthur Watson - Schlumberger
Subsea ESP systems are challenging at best and considered all but impossible at worst. However, they have found a place in the Artificial Lift world and, not surprisingly, have proven to be both viable and profitable. This session provides some of the latest information on how a relatively new deployment of an in-well ultra-high horsepower system has found its way into a very challenging application, and a more mature mudline concept has been improved to bring value to the producer’s bottom line.
Time Paper # Presentation
1245-1315 194407 Production & Operations Starting Up the Most Powerful ESP Installed into Deepwater Offshore Wells Completed with Open Hole Gravel Packing: A Real Challenge C.A. Pedroso, B.F. Cavalcante, M.D. Marsili, M.P. Santos, P.S. Rocha, Queiroz Galvao Exploration & Production SA
1315-1345 194395 Production & Operations Reliability Analysis of High-Power and High-Flow-Rate Subsea ESP Systems in Jubarte
L. Vergara, Schlumberger; F. Bacellar, M. Neves, Petrobras; A. Watson, G. Harris, Schlumberger
1345-1415 194385 Production & Operations Successful First ESP Project Offshore Brunei - Building ESP Capability
Y. Yasmin, Brunei Shell Petroleum Sdn Bhd
14:15 - 15:00
15:00 - 16:00
12  Alternative ESP Deployment Waterway 4-5
Session Chairpersons Robert Rivera - Kinetic Pump Innovations, Matthew Sikes - Oxy Permian EOR
So long as ESP reliability is less than the life of the well, alternative, non-conventional deployment methods for ESPs will forever be a topic of interest for our industry. This session focuses on the very nature of what it means to reel these systems in and out like a pro fisherman trolling for trout. If you’ve ever been interested in how alternative deployment has been tried in the higher stakes onshore and offshore arena, you need to attend this session because we have all of this and probably more.
Time Paper # Presentation
1500-1530 194419 Production & Operations 20 Years of Rigless ESPs in Alaska; What went Right, What went Wrong, What’s Next?
J.C. Patterson, Consulting; G. Dornan, M.D. Jensen, ConocoPhillips Alaska Inc.; G. Targac, ConocoPhillips; D. Malone, S.A. Cheblak, AccessESP; J.Y. Julian, BP Exploration; M. Walker, AccessESP
1530-1600 194412 Production & Operations Alternative ESP Deployment in Offshore Field Angola, West Africa S.J. Vierkandt, L. Olabinjo, Chevron; D. Malone, AccessESP; J. English, Chevron - Retired
16:00 - 16:30
16:45 - 17:45

Friday, May 17

06:50 - 14:00
19ESPS Golf Tournament Town Center Atrium

Please register to join us for the 2019 ESP Symposium golf tournament at GleannLoch Pines.  Your registration fee covers breakfast, lunch, transportation to and from the golf course (from Marriott Waterway), green fees and several hole and door prizes. The bus departs the Marriott Waterway at 0650 sharp.  The event will wrap up at approximately 1300 and the bus will return golfers to Marriott shortly thereafter.  Breakfast and lunch provided.  Many hole and door prizes.

 

For more information regarding the Golf Tournament please see our page on the Event Website under the Attend tab.