ESPS ADD PRODUCTION CAPACITY TO DEEP, HOT, AND GRASSY CALIFORNIA WELLS

W. Jeffrey Dittman, Anthony W. Marino, Keith L. Jones ARCO Oil & Gas Co. Bakersfield, Calif. D.E. Baker Centrilift Bakersfield, Calif. Based on performance to date, electric submersible pumps (ESPs) are a technical and economical option for artificial lift in the Yowlumne field where well conditions include bottom hole temperatures of 260 F., gas/oil ratios over 400 scf/bbl, and water cuts as low as 6%. Also, H2S, CO2, and scale (calcium carbonate and barium sulfate) are present in most wells.

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