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Electrical Submersible Pump Design and Diagnostics using IHS SubPUMP Training

Refresh and advance the knowledge in Nodal Analysis and Artificial Lift design theories; Design and optimize ESP system using IHS SubPUMP.

Do you want to compare the non-biased equipment performance across the vendors side by side?

Are your ESP wells producing at its best efficiency?

The main objective of the seminar is to present system analysis to artificial lift with electric submersible pumps (ESP) using SubPUMP. Likewise, the design process and analysis of these installations is explained. Different examples are presented to familiarize the user with the program and to examine all the output generated.

  • Nodal Analysis and Artificial Lift fundamentals
  • Design and optimize ESP systems
  • Analyze performance of existing pumps
  • Implement globally with Russian, Spanish and English language options and flexible unit system
  • Ensure the best value with a comprehensive, unbiased, vendor-neutral catalogue of ESP vendors

Course Details

Length: 2 day, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Who Should Attend: Engineers and technologists interested in learning basic ESP design and operation theories.

Prerequisites: Basic Windows navigation skills.

Tuition: $1600.00 CAD/USD. All Canadian courses are subject to GST. This course is available to in-house groups on request. Please contact us to request a quote.

Location: All courses are held in our Calgary, Alberta and Houston, Texas training centers.

Cancellation Policy: Delivery at IHS Markit training facility - Seats are reserved upon registration, registration constitutes an agreement to pay. Refunds will not be honored for cancellations made within 7 days of your scheduled class (notice to be communicated to IHS Markit will work with you to reschedule where this is possible. IHS Markit reserves the right to cancel training up to 2 weeks prior to scheduled paid classes, or 2 days for free classes, if minimum class size not met. WebEx Delivery - Sessions are subject to cancellation up to 2 days prior to start date if minimum class size not met.

*Class hours can be used towards APEGA professional development credits.
Topics Covered
IHS Subpump: Day 1 / Part 1
  • SubPUMP at a glance
  • System Analysis and Artificial Lift Review (Nodal Analysis)
  • Pressure and Head
  • TDH Calculation
  • PVT Data Sources Used by SubPUMP
  • Steps for an Optimum ESP installation
  • Critical Operating Conditions (How parameters like viscosity, water cut, and free gas at pump intake affect the pump performance – pump curves.)
IHS Subpump: Day 1 / Part 2
  • SUBPUMP main features (Menus and Windows)
  • System Preferences options
  • Analysis setting
  • System Components and correlations
  • Required Information and Data
  • Equipment Dialog Box
  • Pressure/Rates Dialog Box
  • Sensitivities
  • Explanation of all Output Reports and Graphs
IHS Subpump: Day 2 / Part 3
  • Problem Set. Design and analysis of ESP installations are illustrated with several cases to familiarize the user with the analysis modes and data entry process.
  • Program familiarization, dialog overview, data entry procedure, Productivity Index IPR, solve for total fluid rate, auto selecting a pump, motor, and cable. Sensitivity analysis for different equipment vendors. Number of stages allowed fluctuating for motor slip. Gas goes back into solution in stages. Medium crude with 55% water cut.
  • Vogel corrected for water cut IPR, solve for pump intake conditions, selecting a pump, motor, and cable. Gas is compressed in stages. Heavy crude with 10% water cut. Solving for startup conditions, simulate well start up with kill fluid, pump-off time.
  • Solving for pump depth: design in a deviated well, flowline profile and choke included for evaluation. Compare different PVT and wellbore correlations to obtain deviation values. Dogleg analysis.
  • Solving for downhole conditions: temperature profile subject to downhole equipment, review of temperature correlations. Use motor heat rise calculation for cable selection.
  • Solving for viscosity fluid: PVT Lab data and viscosity calibration. Prediction for different emulsion viscosity. Calculate viscosity correction factors, effect on TDH, HP and efficiency.
  • Solving for missing equipment in database: Import IPR curve data from a file and import new pump from Excel format. Using PVT Laboratory data.
  • Solving for high GOR fluid: application of gas separator and tapered system to optimize free gas in the pump. Use gas interference to calculate the head degradation and the possibility of flow being unstable.

2 Day Workshop
Basic Windows navigation skills are recommended prior to attending.

For additional information or to register, please contact our Training Facilitator at 403 213-4200 or email.

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