DEEPWATER ESP—Conclusion: Jubarte downhole ESP required extensive qualification, testing

04/07/2008
Extensive qualification and testing proved out the electric submersible pump (ESP) installed downhole in the JUB-6 well in Jubarte field off Brazil.This concluding part of a two-part series discusses the tests and installation procedures for running the pump. The first part in OGJ, Mar. 24, 2008, p. 43, described the system.Dimensional conformanceThe quality control and inspection of the ESP started with dimensional conformance tests. These ensured that the components complied with the manufacturer’s specifications and did not have dimensional deviations that could reduce operating life. The tests also provided documented base line conditions for analyzing returned units.The work in...
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