ESP'S PLACED IN HORIZONTAL LATERAL INCREASE PRODUCTION

Andrew Gallup, B. L. Wilson Oil Dynamics Inc. Tulsa Robert Marshall Oryx Energy Co. Dallas By design, the electric submersible pump (ESP) is an effective method of lifting fluids from horizontal wells. But this ESP application does have unique installation and operating parameters that need to be considered. ESP's have been used for many years in directional wells. This application provides an experience base for understanding deflection limits on the unit. To avoid damaging the ESP,

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