Baker Hughes ESP System Increased Production 275% vs. Rod LiftESP system added USD 1.7 million annual production income in Utah
An operator in the San Juan Basin in Utah experienced a casing collapse in its highest proﬁle oil well. The smaller casing size limited the operator’s options for artiﬁcial lift, so Baker Hughes installed a 3.75 inch ESP system which was capable of producing 2,100 BFPD vs. 760 BFPD with a rod lift system – the only other artiﬁcial lift option for the smaller casing size.
The ESP system was designed with corrosion-resistant downhole components and cable to extend run life in the harsh CO2 ﬂood environment. A Centrilift Electrospeed™ variable speed drive was used to control the ESP system’s power usage and optimize well performance. A Centrilift Centinel™ sensor provided key downhole measurements such as pump intake pressure, intake ﬂuid temperature, and motor-winding temperature to improve well management and reduce downtime. All of these system components were aimed at increasing run life and improving ESP performance.
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