Research Activities

Below is a list of technical research activities that have been conducted within the JIP.

Topic Discussions

Alternative Deployment

  • Alternative Deployment for ESPs  (Operator, 2013)
  • Technology Overview  (Operator, 2013)
  • Magnet Drive Systems  (Operator, 2013)

Cable Technologies and Related Challenges

  • Cable Bands Falling Off  (Operator, 2016) 
  • Cable Reutilization on ESP Run-Life  (C-FER, 2010) 
  • ESP Cable Reutilization  (Operator, 2010)
  • Cable Re-utilization Practices  (Operator, 2010)
  • ESP Cable Reuse Practices  (Operator, 2010)

Contracts

  • ESP Rental Contracts  (Operator, 2015)

Dual ESPs

  • Dual ESPs in Series  (Operator, 2017) 
  • Dual ESP System Run-Life Analysis  (C-FER, 2016)

ESP Restarts

  • Effect of Restarts on ESP Run-Life  (C-FER, 2017)

High Temperature Technologies and Related Challenges

  • Effect of High Temperature on ESP Run-Life  (Vendor, 2006)
  • Effect of High Temperature on ESP Run-Life  (Vendor, 2006)
  • High Temperature ESP System  (Vendor, 2006)

Idle Time

  • Effects of Shut-In Time Prior to Startup on Run-Life (1)  (C-FER, 2016)
  • Effects of Shut-In Time Prior to Startup on Run-Life (2)  (C-FER, 2016)

Motor (Conduction) Technologies and Related Challenges

  • Magnet Wire Study  (C-FER, 2017)
  • Magnet Wire Manufacture and Development  (Vendor, 2017)
  • Magnet Wire Discussion  (Vendor, 2017)
  • Effect of Motor Voltage on ESP Reliability  (C-FER, 2017)
  • Effect of Motor Name Plate Voltage on Motor Reliability (Operator, 2017
  • Effect of Motor Loading on ESP Run-Life  (C-FER, 2012) 

Operating Range

  • Effect of Operating Range on Equipment Run-Life  (Operator, 2017) 

Packer Penetrator

  • Packer Penetrator Experience  (Operator, 2015) 

PMM Technologies and Related Challenges

  • Permanent Magnet Motor Strategies  (Operator, 2015)
  • Permanent Magnet Motors  (C-FER, 2011
  • PMM - High Efficiency Future  (Vendor, 2011

Power Technologies and Related Challenges

  • Power Quality Study  (C-FER, 2017)
  • SAGD - ESP X-Mer Tap and VFD Settings  (Operator, 2017)
  • Power Disturbance Analytics  (U.A., 2017)
  • Current Leakage Study Update (C-FER, 2017)
  • Current Leakage Study  (C-FER, 2016)

Pump Technologies and Related Challenges

  • Unusual Material Loss on Pump Stages  (Operator, 2016)
  • Pump Comparison for SAGD  (C-FER, 2015)
  • ESP Pump Stage Design for High GVF Applications  (C-FER, 2015)
  • Viscosity Correction Factors  (C-FER, 2012)
  • ESP Modeling in High Viscosity  (Operator, 2012)

Solids Handling Technologies and Related Challenges

  • ADVs and AFVs in SAGD Applications  (C-FER, 2015)
  • Sand and Solids Study Update  (C-FER, 2010)
  • Sand and Solids Study Update  (C-FER, 2009)
  • Sand and Solids Study Update  (C-FER, 2008)
  • Sand and Solids Study Update  (C-FER, 2008)
  • Sand and Solids Study Update  (C-FER, 2007)

Vendor System Analyses

  • Vendor Comparison Analysis  (C-FER, 2017) 
  • Run-Life Comparison of Slimhole Motors in SAGD Applications  (C-FER, 2015)
  • Run-Life Comparison of SAGD ESPs  (C-FER, 2015)
  • Novomet ESP Analysis (C-FER, 2016)

Well Related Challenges

  • Running ESPs in Wells with Tight Clearances  (Operator, 2017)
  • Well Survey Practices for Selecting an ESP Seating Location  (C-FER, 2015)
  • Tangent Sections in SAGD Wells  (C-FER, 2014)

Reliability Model Development

  • Pilot Model Development Plan (C-FER, 2018)
  • ESP Reliability Modeling Study  (C-FER, 2017)
  • ESP Condition Monitoring and Prediction  (C-FER, 2017)

Surface Technologies and Related Challenges

  • Effect of Control Panel Type on ESP System Run-Life  (C-FER, 2016)
  • Gas Venting  (Operator, 2015)
     

Research Programs

Mechanical Shaft Seal (MSS) Research Program

  • MSS Research Program Work Scope (C-FER, 2018)
  • MSS Test Program #1 Results  (C-FER, 2017)
  • MSS Test Program Preliminary Results  (C-FER, 2017)
  • Apparatus Commissioning Update  (C-FER, 2017)
  • Apparatus Commissioning Update  (C-FER, 2016)
  • MSS Test Program Update  (C-FER, 2016)
  • MSS Test Program Update  (C-FER, 2016)
  • MSS Test Program Progress Update  (2016)
  • MSS Test Program Update  (C-FER, 2016)
  • MSS Test Program Update  (C-FER, 2015)
  • MSS Test Program Scoping Meeting  (C-FER, 2015)
  • MSS Test Program Update  (C-FER, 2015)
  • MSS Testing Program Proposal  (C-FER, 2015)
  • MSS Technical Gap Assessment  (C-FER, 2014)
  • Introduction to Mechanical Seals (C-FER, 2011)
  • MSS Performance Issues  (Operator, 2011)
  • Mechanical Seals in ESP Systems  (Vendor, 2011)
  • Shaft Seal Quality Control and Measure  (Vendor, 2011)

High GVF Pump Systems Research Program

  • High GVF Pumping Systems  (C-FER, 2016
  • Summary of TUHWALP Activities  (Tulsa, 2016)
  • Research on ESP Multiphase Performance  (Tulsa, 2016)
  • LabPetrol and LGE  (Unicamp, 2016)
  • High GVF Techap Assessment  (C-FER, 2015)
  • Participant Workshop  (C-FER, 2013)

High DLS Research Program

  • Spin-Off JIP Scoping Study Proposal  (C-FER, 2014)
  • Participant Workshop  (C-FER, 2013)
  • Run-Life Issues Related to DLS  (Operator, 2013)

High Horsepower Research Program

  • Spin-Off JIP Scoping Study Proposal  (C-FER, 2010)
  • Analysis of High HP ESPs  (C-FER, 2010)
  • High Horsepower ESP Performance  (Operator, 2010)
  • Reliability of High HP ESPs  (Chevron, 2008)

Power Quality and Motor Controller Settings Research Program

  • Power Quality Research Program Work Scope (C-FER, 2018)
     

Field Analyses and Operation Overviews

Thermal Applications

  • SAGD ESP Analysis  (C-FER, 2016)
  • SAGD ESP Analysis  (C-FER, 2014)
  • SAGD ESP Analysis  (C-FER, 2011)
  • SAGD ESP Analysis  (C-FER, 2010)

AOC – former Statoil

  • Leismer Field Analysis  (C-FER, 2014)

Cenovus

  • Christina Lake Field Analysis  (C-FER, 2014)
  • Foster Creek Field Analysis  (C-FER, 2014) 
  • Foster Creek Vendor Analysis  (C-FER, 2012)

ConocoPhillips

  • Surmont Field Analysis  (C-FER, 2014)

Nexen

  • Long Lake North Field Analysis  (C-FER, 2014)
  • SAGD ESPs: What's the Difference?  (Operator, 2010)

Suncor

  • Firebag Field Analysis  (C-FER, 2014)
     

Conventional Applications

Andex

  • Blocks 14 and 17 Field Analysis  (C-FER, 2013)

BP

  • Cerro Dragon Operations Overview  (Operator, 2008)
  • Wytch Farm Field Analysis  (C-FER, 2002)
  • Milne Point Field Analysis  (C-FER, 2002)
  • GUPCO Farm Field Analysis  (C-FER, 2002)

ExxonMobil

  • Kome YOM Vendor Analysis  (C-FER, 2012)

Chevron

  • El Trapial Field Analysis (C-FER, 2004)
  • El Trapial Field Analysis (Operator, 2003)
  • El Trapial Field Analysis (Operator, 2001)
  • Rangely Field Overview  (Operator, 2001)
  • Rangely Field Analysis (C-FER, 2001)
  • Rangely Field Summary  (C-FER, 2000)

Nexen

  • Masila Trim Analysis  (C-FER, 2016)
  • CNPY Non-Standard ESP Technologies  (Operator, 2007)

Oxy

  • Cano Limon Vendor Analysis  (C-FER, 2012)

PanCanadian

  • Wayne Field Overview (Operator, 2001)
  • Weyburn Field Overview (Operator, 2001)
  • Wayne Field Analysis (C-FER, 2001)

PDVSA

  • Barinas and Apure Field Analysis (Operator, 2001)
  • All Fields Analysis (C-FER, 2001)

Petrobras

  • All Fields Analysis  (C-FER, 2001)
  • All Fields Analysis  (C-FER, 2001)
  • Campos Basin Fields Summary  (C-FER, 2000)

Rosneft

  • ESP Efficiency in Rosneft  (Operator, 2007)

Shell/PDO

  • PDO Field Analysis  (C-FER, 2016)
  • PDO Field Analysis Update  (C-FER, 2016)
  • ESP Performance Improvement (Operator, 2007)
  • PDO Field Analysis (Operator, 2001)
  • PDO Field Analysis (C-FER, 2001)

YPF

  • Mendoza Norte Operations Overview  (Operator, 2008)
  • Vizcacheras Drill Down Analysis  (Operator, 2005)
  • La Ventana Field  (C-FER, 2004)
  • All Fields Analysis  (Operator, 2002)
  • YPF - All Fields Analysis  (Operator, 2001)
     

Offshore Applications

  • Overview of Offshore Challenges  (C-FER, 2017)
  • Offshore Benchmarking Analysis  (C-FER, 2015)
  • Offshore Data Analysis  (C-FER, 2015)

Apache

  • Forties Field Analysis  (C-FER, 2013)

BP

  • BP Forties Field Analysis  (C-FER, 2002)
  • BP Brimmond Farm Field Analysis  (C-FER, 2002)
  • BP Zulu Field Analysis  (C-FER, 2002)
  • BP NWC Farm Field Analysis  (C-FER, 2002)

Chevron

  • Chevron - Banzala Field Overview  (Operator, 2001)

PanCanadian

  • Cohasset Field Overview (Operator, 2001)
  • Cohasset & Panuke Field Analysis (C-FER, 2001)
  • CoPan Project Summary  (C-FER, 2000)

Shell

  • Offshore Fields Analysis  (Operator, 2001)
  • Offshore Field Analysis (C-FER, 2001)
  • Offshore Fields Summary  (C-FER, 2000)

Texaco

  • Captain Field Summary  (C-FER, 2000)
  • Huizhou Fields Summary  (C-FER, 2000)

Unconventional Applications

  • American Unconventional Shale Oil Play  (C-FER, 2015)
  • Permian Basin Field Analysis  (C-FER, 2014)

Shell

  • Permian ESP Program  (Operator, 2015)
     

Statistical Analyses

Benchmarking Analyses

  • ESP Benchmarking Report  (C-FER, 2017)
  • ESP Benchmarking Report  (C-FER, 2017)
  • ESP Benchmarking Report  (C-FER, 2008)
  • ESP Benchmarking Report  (C-FER, 2006)
  • ESP Benchmarking Report  (C-FER, 2005)
  • ESP Benchmarking Report  (C-FER, 2005)
  • ESP Benchmarking Report  (C-FER, 2004)
  • SAGD Run-Life Measures Report  (C-FER, 2016)
  • SAGD Run-Life Measures Report  (C-FER, 2015)
  • Benchmarking Analysis - High Visc./Solids  (C-FER, 2006)
  • Benchmarking Analysis - High Temperature  (C-FER, 2006)
  • Benchmarking Analysis - Onshore/Sandstone  (C-FER, 2005)
  • Benchmarking Analysis - Operator Assets  (C-FER, 2005)
  • Benchmarking Analysis - Operator Assets  (Operator, 2005)
  •  Benchmarking Analysis - General  (C-FER, 2000)
  • Summary of Field Analyses  (C-FER, 2001)
  • Comparative Failure Analysis  (C-FER, 2001)

Classification Tree Analyses

  • ESP Classification Tree Analysis Update  (C-FER, 2011)
  • ESP Classification Tree Analysis  (C-FER, 2010)

What-If Analysis

  • What-If Model Analysis Update  (C-FER, 2010)
  • What-If Model Analysis Update  (C-FER, 2008)
  • What-If Model Analysis Update  (C-FER, 2005)
  • What-If Model Outlier Analysis  (C-FER, 2004)
  • What-If Model Outlier Analysis  (C-FER, 2004)
  • What-If Model Analysis  (C-FER, 2003)
  • What-If Modelling (Operator, 2004)
  • What-If Model Analysis  (C-FER, 2003)
  • What-If Model Analysis  (C-FER, 2002)
  • What-If Model Analysis  (C-FER, 2002)

Decision Trees

  • Data Mining Decision Trees Analysis  (C-FER, 2003)
  • Data Mining Decision Trees Analysis  (C-FER, 2003)

Other

  • Separating Strong and Weak Systems  (C-FER, 2010)
  • Effects of Operating Practices  (C-FER, 2004)
  • Taking Into Account Failure Cause  (C-FER, 2004)
  • Inherent System Reliability  (C-FER, 2004)
  • Weibull Regression Analysis  (C-FER, 2004)
  • Lifetime Distribution Analysis  (C-FER, 2003)
     

Failure Mechanisms

  • Leaking Protector Mechanical Seal (Draft)  (C-FER, 2018)
  • Worn Protector Downthrust Bearing (Draft)  (C-FER, 2018)
  • Worn Pump Impellers (Draft)  (C-FER, 2018)


Reliability Theory and Run-Life Measures

  • Evaluating ESP System Run-Life Measures  (C-FER, 2017)
  • ESP-RIFTS Training Materials  (C-FER, 2016)
  • Reliability Measures Workshop  (C-FER, 2014)