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Electrical Submersible Pumps Manual - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781856175579, 9780080878133

Electrical Submersible Pumps Manual

1st Edition

Design, Operations, and Maintenance

Author: Gabor Takacs
Hardcover ISBN: 9781856175579
eBook ISBN: 9780080878133
Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing
Published Date: 13th March 2009
Page Count: 440
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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.

Key Features

  • Apply the best operating practices to optimise production
  • Track and troubleshoot problems such as gas, solids and corrosion
  • Prevent expensive failures such as cable burn and impeller cavitation
  • Design and analyze a system using up-to-date computer programs
  • Establish ESP analysis monitoring methods and strategies
  • Ensure optimum operator-vendor relationship for mutual benefits


Production Engineer Production Technologist Production Supervisor Reservoir Engineer Maintenance Engineer Field Supervisor Field Technician Geologist Geoscientist ESP Vendor Personnel

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. 1 Artificial Lifting
  3. 2 Short History of ESP Applications
  4. 3 Basic Features of ESP Installations
  5. Review of Fundamentals
  6. 1 Well Inflow Performance
  7. 2 Hydraulic Fundamentals
  8. 3 Electrical Fundamentals
  9. 4 Basics of System Analysis
  10. ESP Components and their Operation
  11. 1 Introduction
  12. 2 The Submersible Pump
  13. 3 The ESP Motor
  14. 4 The Protector or Seal Section
  15. 5 The Gas Separator
  16. 6 The ESP Cable
  17. 7 Miscellaneous Downhole Equipment
  18. 8 Surface Equipment
  19. Use of ESP Equipment in Special Conditions
  20. 1 Introduction
  21. 2 Pumping Viscous Liquids
  22. 3 Production of Gassy Wells
  23. 4 Production of Abrasive Solids
  24. 5 High Well Temperatures
  25. 6 Variable Frequency Operation
  26. Design of ESP Installations
  27. 1 Introduction
  28. 2 Data Requirements
  29. 3 Conventional Design
  30. 4 Conventional Design Considering Motor Slip
  31. 5 Gassy Well Design
  32. 6 Design of a VSD Installation
  33. Analysis and Optimization
  34. 1 Introduction
  35. 2 NODALAnalysis
  36. 3 Determination of Well Inflow Performance
  37. 4 Power Efficiency of ESP Installations
  38. 5 Optimization of ESP Operations
  39. Monitoring and Troubleshooting
  40. 1 Introduction
  41. 2 Monitoring of ESP Operations
  42. 3 System Failures
  43. 4 Troubleshooting ESP Installations
  44. Special Installations APPENDICES


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About the Author

Gabor Takacs

Gabor Takacs is a professor and was head of the Petroleum Engineering Department at the University of Miskolc, Hungary from 1995 to 2012. He has more than 35 years of teaching and consulting experience in the production engineering field. He was acting director of the Petroleum Engineering program at The Petroleum Institute in Abu Dhabi, UAE from 2007 to 2010, and taught at Texas Tech University from 1988 to 1989. He is also currently a technical editor for an oil and gas journal, and received the Society of Petroleum Engineers Distinguished Lecturer award for 1995-96. Gabor regularly teaches short courses internationally and is a well-known consultant and instructor on production engineering and artificial lift topics. Gabor earned an MS and PhD degree in petroleum engineering, both from the University of Miskolc.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Petroleum Engineering Department, University of Miskolc, Hungary

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