|Artificial Lift Systems - ALS|
|Gas Lift - GLI|
|Gas Well Deliquification - GWD|
|Electrical Submersible Pumps - ESP|
Discipline: Production and Completions Engineering
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): James Lea, Kenneth Saveth
|ESPs are one of the higher volume methods of lift. ESPs have advantages over some other high volume methods since they can create a higher drawdown on the formation and achieve more production, if problems such as gas interference and sand production can be solved. This course will allow the user to become familiar with the ESP system and when it should be used. All components will be described in detail. Design and analysis problems will be done using advanced computer programs. Some films will be shown mostly illustrating installation, operation, and removal of failed equipment, new products, and best practices. Problems will be solved and discussed by the class members each day. Discussion is encouraged concerning experiences of successes and failures. Problems addressing solids, gas handling and viscosity are addressed. Best practices are stressed throughout so a long lasting system can be developed for maximum profit. SCADA controls and VSDs are discussed. The attendee will learn the function of the various components, and the concerns about installation, operation, and removal of failed equipment. The participant will be able to evaluate the design a system for current and future conditions, analyze an installed system, and many other operational concerns of the ESP system. New developments are added to the course as they become available to the industry. Although the course contains use of advanced computer programs for design and analysis, much of the material is devoted to best practices, which is usable by both engineers and technicians. Deviation is not such a problem with ESPs but is discussed nonetheless. One personal computer is provided, at additional cost, for each two participants.|
Engineers and field technicians who are responsible for the selection, operation, and maintenance of ESP.
You Will Learn:
DR. JAMES F. LEA, JR. is an instructor of industry courses and is involved in industry production and artificial lift related projects. He spent 20 years with Amoco Corporation and was involved in consulting on flowing/lifting wells, testing, and research on lift methods, creating new computer programs for lifted and flowing wells, teaching production schools and monitoring JIPs on pipeline flow, artificial lift, erosion, corrosion, and others. He is on the API and SPE committees for electrical submersible pumps, gas lift, and artificial lift systems, and is a member of the panel for the ESP roundtable. He has been an SPE Distinguished Lecturer two times and has presented and organized numerous conferences for artificial lift. He played a major role in organizing the Denver Gas Well De-Watering forum, which is continuing after multiple successful occurrences. He has authored or co-authored: the book "Deliquification of Gas Wells" (Elesevier), the chapter of the new SPE productions Handbook on Artificial Lift Selection and other book chapters, as well as over 65 technical papers and articles on artificial lift systems. He received the SPE Production Engineering Award in 1996 and was the recipient of the 1990 J. C. Slonneger Award from SWPSC, Lubbock, Texas, given to individuals who have made outstanding contributions in the field of petroleum engineering. He is a Registered PE in Texas, has 9 US patents, and received a BSME and MSME in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Arkansas and a PhD from Southern Methodist University.
KENNETH J. SAVETH is a Senior Applications Engineer with 28 years of experience and expertise in PC pumping systems design, installation and support. He has performed root cause failure analysis on these pumping systems and provided reports and recommendations based on his findings. He has many years of experience training both internal and external personnel. Kenneth has a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering Technology from Oklahoma State University.
In-House Course Presentations
All courses are available for in-house presentation to individual organizations. In-house courses may be structured the same as the public versions or tailored to meet your requirements. Special courses on virtually any petroleum-related subject can be arranged specifically for in-house presentation. For further information, contact our In-House Training Coordinator at one of the numbers listed below.
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Public Course Presentations
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