Southern Procurement Services performed first installation of ESP System to increase oil production
With the installation of this Russian-technology pump, SPS will reactivate a well with a potential of 230 barrels of crude oil per day
(06-28-2018, SPS Press).- Thanks to commercial agreements with the Russian company Alnas, Southern Procurement Services (SPS) has launched an Electro-Submersible Pump System (ESP) to boost the crude oil production in Latin America.
It’s the first ESP system of this type that has been installed along the region, which culminates the reactivation of a well with a potential of 230 barrels of oil per day, according to estimates provided by SPS collaborators.
These process, that were carried out with a Technical Training course for the Installation and Maintenance of ESP / VSD Systems, also counted with the presence of Aleksandr Plotnikov, ESP pumps specialist and representative of Alnas, who offered details on the operation, maintenance and installation of this system for workers in the oil industry, as part of the actions that Southern Procurement Services performs to offer integral solutions to its customers.
Meanwhile, SPS collaborators stressed the importance of Plotnikov’s support in this first installation, so that he could share all his knowledge and experience with all of SPS’s collaborators.
About the ESP System
Humberto Camacho, Head of Operations of SPS, explained that the purpose of this system is to achieve the artificial lifting of crude oil goal. He said that the last pump was removed and, after its evaluation, it was determined that the equipment did not work because it contained sand inside, so it was replaced by this new system to reactivate the well.
On the other hand, David Ríos, ESP technical of SPS, complemented that this new downstream equipment is powered by an engine, seals protective, gas separator and the pumps, among other components designed in order to get its highest performance in 6,000 feet of depth. These bottom systems allow the pumping of fluids from reservoirs located at great depths, they are highly resistant in corrosive environments, and facilitate the monitoring of pressures and temperatures. All of these features provide a better performance of well operations. This is the first time that a kind of this ESP system, manufactured by Alnas, one of the largest industries of complete electric centrifugal pump systems for oil production, has been implemented along the region.
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