Artificial Lift for High-Volume Production 

Artificial Lift for High-Volume Production
Publication: Oilfield Review
Volume: 11
Issue: 1
Publication Date: 03/01/1999

Subsurface equipment complexity, surface facility requirements and the energy needed to bring fluids to surface make high-rate lift expensive to install and operate. Selecting the right system is important because a single installation may produce as much as some small fields. Choosing suitable methods is even more critical when evaluated in terms of failure, downtime and intervention costs. This article reviews artificial-lift selection, design and optimization as well as technological advances in gas lift and electric submersible pumps.

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