ESP—Conclusion: Multiple factors affect electrical submersible pump run life

Joe VandevierBaker Hughes Inc.HoustonTo achieve a good electrical submersible pump run life, one needs first to understand the key factors that affect the system's run life and then effectively manage those factors.This concluding part of a two-part series on ESPs will cover 10 of the most important factors to consider in extending ESP run life. The first part (OGJ, Oct. 4, 2010, p. 76) discussed run-life measurements and also summarized what various producers have reported about ESP run life in technical papers.Although there are a number of potential factors to consider, this article will discuss the following 10 factors:1. Equipment sizing, selection, and operation.2. Power quality.3. ...

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