Jan. 13, 2021


Description

In sucker rod pumps, accurate downhole data is necessary for control and optimization of wells and assets. Downhole data is calculated from data measured at the surface.

In the 1990s, Sandia National Laboratory was contracted to conduct a series of tests using downhole dynamometer tools on vertical wells. This data validated the use of the wave equation and gave rise to most of the models and programs used today. In today’s Oil & Gas world, where a great majority of wells are deviated, operators have difficulty controlling and designing their wells due to inaccurate downhole data and key parameters.

This presentation will focus on comparing the conditions and equations relating to vertical and deviated wells. In a first step, the vertical case will be studied, and the wave equation derived. Challenges to using the wave equation and therefore shortcomings of today’s methods will be discussed. In a second step, the deviated case will be explored and compared to the vertical case.


Featured Speakers

Speaker: Victoria Pons, Ph. D
Speaker Victoria Pons, Ph. D
Dr. Victoria Pons is the Chief Executive Officer of Pons Energy Analytics. Dr. Pons led the technical direction and customer focused product strategy during her time as Senior Chief Scientist at Baker Hughes and Weatherford where she worked on optimization solutions for controllers as well as predictive and diagnostic programs. …

Dr. Victoria Pons is the Chief Executive Officer of Pons Energy Analytics.


Dr. Pons led the technical direction and customer focused product strategy during her time as Senior Chief Scientist at Baker Hughes and Weatherford where she worked on optimization solutions for controllers as well as predictive and diagnostic programs. Dr. Pons pioneered new techniques for rod lift automation, artificial intelligence and analytics in downhole data calculation and analysis.


Dr. Pons is the Vice President of Artificial Lift Research and Development Council and serves on the SPE Gulf Coast Section Members in Transition, Diversity & Inclusion and Completions & Productions Groups.


Dr. Pons holds a master’s and PhD in Applied Mathematics from the University of Houston as well as 12 patents in the discipline of Artificial Lift and over 35 publications.

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Organizer

Completions and Production Study Group

Completions and Production Study Group


Date and Time

Wed, Jan. 13, 2021

noon - 1 p.m.
(GMT-0600) US/Central

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