Electrical Submersible Pumps Manual

Design, Operations, and Maintenance


  • Gabor Takacs, Professor, Petroleum Engineering Department, University of Miskolc, Hungary

Ideal for removing large amounts of liquids from wells, Electrical Submersible Pumps (ESP) are perhaps the most versatile and profitable pieces of equipment in a petroleum company's arsenal. However, if not properly maintained and operated, they could quickly become an expensive nightmare. The first book devoted to the design, operation, maintenance, and care, Electrical Submersible Pumps Manual delivers the tools and applicable knowledge needed to optimize ESP performance while maximizing of run life and the optimization of production. The prefect companion for new engineers who need to develop and apply their skills more efficiently or experienced engineers who wish further develop their knowledge of best practice techniques, this manual covers basic electrical engineering, hydraulics and systems analysis before addressing pump components such as centrifugal pumps, motors, seals, separators, and cables. In addition, the author includes comprehensive sections on analysis and optimization, monitoring and trouble-shooting, and installation design and installation under special conditions.
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Book information

  • Published: March 2009
  • ISBN: 978-1-85617-557-9

Table of Contents

1. Introduction1.1 Artificial Lifting1.2 Short History of ESP Applications1.3 Basic Features of ESP Installations2. Review of Fundamentals2.1 Well Inflow Performance2.2 Hydraulic Fundamentals2.3 Electrical Fundamentals2.4 Basics of System Analysis3. ESP Components and their Operation3.1 Introduction3.2 The Submersible Pump3.3 The ESP Motor3.4 The Protector or Seal Section3.5 The Gas Separator3.6 The ESP Cable3.7 Miscellaneous Downhole Equipment3.8 Surface Equipment4. Use of ESP Equipment in Special Conditions4.1 Introduction4.2 Pumping Viscous Liquids4.3 Production of Gassy Wells4.4 Production of Abrasive Solids4.5 High Well Temperatures4.6 Variable Frequency Operation5. Design of ESP Installations5.1 Introduction5.2 Data Requirements5.3 Conventional Design5.4 Conventional Design Considering Motor Slip5.5 Gassy Well Design5.6 Design of a VSD Installation6. Analysis and Optimization6.1 Introduction6.2 NODALAnalysis6.3 Determination of Well Inflow Performance6.4 Power Efficiency of ESP Installations6.5 Optimization of ESP Operations7. Monitoring and Troubleshooting7.1 Introduction7.2 Monitoring of ESP Operations7.3 System Failures7.4 Troubleshooting ESP Installations8. Special InstallationsAPPENDICES