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Petroleum Production Engineering, 2nd Edition by Xuehao Tan, Xinghui Liu, Boyun Guo

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Chapter 18

Other Artificial Lift Methods

Abstract

This chapter provides a brief introduction to the principles of electrical submersible pumping (ESP), hydraulic piston pumping, hydraulic jet pumping, progressive cavity pumping, and plunger lift systems. The ESP is a relatively efficient artificial lift. Under certain conditions, it is even more efficient than sucker rod beam pumping. Hydraulic piston pumping systems can lift large volumes of liquid from great depths by pumping wells down to fairly low pressures. Crooked holes present minimal problems. The chapter presents design guidelines and illustrates example calculations with spreadsheet programs.

Keywords

ESP; piston; jet; PCP; plunger

18.1 Introduction

In addition to beam pumping and gas lift ...

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