From the fundamentals of Electric Submersible Pumping systems (ESP) to the newest applications in such pilot projects as a natural gas liquid (NGL) ESP booster pump, this workshop and attendant short courses cover a vast amount of information during its 4 1/2-day schedule. One- and two-day short courses on "ESP 101," power generation in the oilfield, and ESP monitoring and performance analysis will provide basics for those encountering ESPs for the first time.
The workshop itself will probe topics related to high horsepower/high volume systems, run life and reliability, cables and pumps in harsh environments, training of ESP personnel, and dealing with gas in various production scenarios. The final session will focus on new technologies, including the NGL project, a dual subsea ESP for a small field with high output, and injection well testing using standard ESP equipment.
The workshop is sponsored by the SPE Gulf Coast Section, and has been held every year in since 1983. The workshop is devoted to enhancing operations, maintenance, and technical advancements of ESP''s through a program of high interest papers and short stories dealing with ESP and ESP/PCP production operations. The papers and presentations are not SPE copyrighted and hence do not appear in the SPE eLibrary.