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Advanced ESP Operation and Troubleshooting

An Intensive 5-Day Training Course

Advanced ESP Operation and

Mastering Electric Submersible Pumps for
Optimal Production and Recovery Elevation

Scheduled Dates

06 - 10 May 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950
05 - 09 Aug 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950
18 - 22 Nov 2024 London - UK $5,950
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Why Choose this Training Course?

In over 90% of cases, artificial lift becomes necessary as reservoir energy wanes, either to maintain economic flow rates or to expedite early production for better financial returns. Electric Submersible Pumping (ESP) stands out as a highly versatile and flexible method for this purpose.

Over the span of 5 days, participants will delve into the fundamentals, components, operational features, and design aspects of ESP installations. They will gain expertise in handling ESP systems under various conditions, monitoring and troubleshooting failures, and optimizing operations. Specialised topics, including alternative ESP selection and deployments, will equip participants with advanced skills in ESP technology. This training course is tailored for professionals who aim to master ESP systems and enhance their careers, making it a prime choice for those seeking in-depth knowledge and practical experience in ESP operation and troubleshooting.

This Advanced ESP Operation and Troubleshooting training course will highlight:

  • ESP selection and design and selection of equipment
  • ESP Analysis and Optimisation, Operation, Monitoring, and Surveillance
  • ESP RIH & Cable Test Recordings & Analysis
  • ESP Spin Test
  • ESP Failures and Troubleshooting
  • Special Installations and Case Studies

What are the Goals?

By the end of this training course, participants will learn to:

  • Master ESP system operation
  • Apply advanced troubleshooting techniques
  • Demonstrate expertise in special deployments
  • Analyse ESP operation case studies

Who is this Training Course for?

This training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • ESP Application Engineers
  • Petroleum engineers: Enhance skills in ESP operations
  • Production technicians: Improve ESP troubleshooting abilities
  • Drilling and completion engineers: Gain ESP deployment expertise
  • Facility managers: Optimise ESP system efficiency
  • New entrants to the industry: Learn ESP fundamentals

How will this Training Course be Presented?

Participants in this training course will receive comprehensive instruction through a variety of effective adult learning techniques. The consultant will utilise engaging methods, including well-structured slides, animations, interactive discussions, hands-on exercises, case studies, and real-world examples and a simulation software ensuring an enriched learning experience. A printed manual and electronic resources will be provided, and pre- and post-course assessments will be used to gauge participant comprehension.

Organisational Impact

Organisation will gain (direct and indirect) the following:

  • Enhanced ESP system knowledge for more efficient operations
  • Reduced maintenance costs and increased production rates
  • Informed decision-making for improved production management
  • Reduced downtime and compliance with industry standards
  • Competitive edge in the oil and gas sector
  • Attraction of clients and investors through environmental responsibility

Personal Impact

Personnel will gain the following:

  • Deeper knowledge and expertise in ESP systems
  • Enhanced troubleshooting skills and minimised downtime
  • Increased career growth opportunities
  • Greater confidence in handling daily tasks
  • Networking with industry professionals
  • Effective contributions to field operations

Daily Agenda

Day One: Introduction

Part I: Review of Fundamentals

  • Artificial Lifting
  • Short History of ESP Applications
  • Basic Features of ESP Installations
  • Well Inflow Performance
  • Hydraulic Fundamentals
  • Electrical Fundamentals
  • Basics of Systems Analysis

Part II: ESP Components & Operational Features

  • The Submersible Pump
  • The ESP Motor
  • The Protector or Seal Section
  • The Gravitational Gas Separator
  • The ESP Cable
  • Miscellaneous Downhole Equipment
  • Surface Equipment

Day Two: Applications & Installations

Part I: Use of ESP Equipment in Special Conditions

  • Pumping Viscous Liquids
  • Low or Changing Pumping Rates
  • Production of Gassy Wells
  • Production of Abrasive Solids
  • High Well Temperatures
  • Variable-Frequency Operation
  • Other Problems

Part II: Design of ESP Installations

  • Data Requirements
  • Conventional Design
  • Conventional Design Considering Motor Slip
  • Gassy Well Design
  • Design of a Variable Speed Drive Installation
  • Design of a Permanent Magnet Motor Installation
  • Comparison of Induction Motor and Permanent Magnet Motor Installations

Day Three: Operation & Optimisation

Part I: Analysis and Optimisation

  • NODAL Analysis
  • Determination of Well Inflow Performance
  • Power Efficiency of ESP Installations
  • Optimisation of ESP Operations

Part II: Operation, Monitoring, and Surveillance of ESP Systems

  • Guidelines for Running and Pulling
  • Production Control
  • Monitoring ESP Operations
  • Surveillance of ESP Operations

Day Four: Troubleshooting & Special Installation

Part I: Failures and Troubleshooting

  • General Causes of Failures
  • Typical Failures of System Components
  • ESP Teardown Analysis
  • Failure Tracking
  • Run-Life Estimation
  • Interpretation of Ammeter Charts (Troubleshooting)
  • Nodal Analysis Techniques (Troubleshooting)

Part II: Special Installations

  • Producing a Single Zone
  • Dual Zone Installations
  • Cable Suspended Units
  • Coiled Tubing Installations
  • Thru-Tubing Deployed Systems
  • Horizontal Configuration & Applications

Day Five:  Case Studies & Performance Analysis

Part I: Special Cases & Case Studies

  • VSD & FSD debugging and troubleshooting
  • DIFA (ESP fault disassembly analysis)
  • Hybrid ESP – Gas Lift Application
  • Y-tool installation and selection
  • Case Studies

Part II: Performance Analysis

  • Design of a Conventional ESP Installation
  • Conventional Installation Design with Motor Slip
  • ESP Installation Design for a Gassy Well
  • Nodal Analysis of ESP Installations
  • Well Performance Analysis
  • Well Testing Using ESP Units


  • On successful completion of this training course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate will be awarded to the delegates

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  • Payments can be made in USD or UAE local currency AED (Arab Emirates Dirhams) either by Bank Transfer or by Credit Card. Our Bank Account details will be provided on the invoice.
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  • The course fee shall be settled prior to course start date. Corporate payments with existing payment policy shall be relayed to us in advance.

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