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Optimizing Artificial Lift in the Bokor Field

Malaysia's first ESPs


As production declines and water cut increases, wells are often converted from gas lift to electrical submersible pumps (ESPs). ESPs are an attractive alternative since they can achieve lower bottom-hole flowing pressures, providing opportunities for accelerated production and improved recovery. A study of the Bokor oilfield, offshore Malaysia, applied a rigorous process to identify three trial wells that likely would benefit from alternative artificial lift technologies to replace or augment existing gas lift systems. ESPs were selected based on their capacity for additional production, reliability, and flexibility to handle the complex reservoirs. ESPs are widely used worldwide, particularly offshore; however, this would be their first application in Malaysia.

Optimizing Artificial Lift in the Bokor Field
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