Research Activities

Below is a list of technical research activities that have been conducted within the JIP.

Topic Discussions


ADV Technology

  • Automatic Diverter Valves Overview  (C-FER, 2017) 
  • ADV Solids Mitigation  (Operator, 2015) 
  • Automatic Diverter Valves  (Operator, 2015) 
  • ADV Trial  (Operator, 2014)  
  • Diverter Valves  (Vendor, 2013) 
  • Auto Divert Valve  (Vendor, 2013) 

All-Metal PCP Technology

  • AM-PCP Runtime and Key Challenges  (C-FER, 2016) 
  • High Temperature Technologies  (Vendor, 2016)
  • All-Metal Pumps Overview (C-FER, 2015)
  • Vulcain PCPs (Vendor, 2015)   
  • High Temperature PCPs (Vendor, 2015)  
  • Metal-to-Metal PCP (Vendor, 2015) 
  • All Metal PCP Test  (Operator, 2014)  
  • PCM Vulcain  (Vendor, 2013) 
  • High Temp PCPs  (Vendor, 2013) 
  • Metal PCP Overview  (Vendor, 2011)
  • Vulcain Overview  (Vendor, 2011)
  • High Temperature PCPs  (Vendor, 2011) 

Continuous Rod Technology

  • Continuous Rod Workshop  (Operator, 2014) 
  • Coated Continuous Rod  (Operator, 2014)
  • Continuous Rod System  (Operator, 2013) 
  • Running Continuous Rods in Corrosive Wells  (Operator, 2012) 
  • Problem with Shear Jaw Coupling (Operator, 2012)

Surface Technologies and Related Challenges

  • PCP Driveheads and Brakes Overview  (C-FER, 2016)
  • Surface Flowline Overpressure Protection  (C-FER, 2016)
  • Stuffing Box Leaks  (Operator, 2015)
  • Kudu's Oryx Seals  (Operator, 2014)
  • Harmonics on 6 pulse VFD for PCP  (Operator, 2013)
  • Check Valves on Production Lines  (Operator, 2013)
  • Running Production Logging (Operator, 2012) 

Elastomer Technology and Related Challenges

  • Complete De-Bonding of Elastomer  (C-FER, 2015)
  • Elastomer Aging Considerations  (C-FER, 2013)
  • Acceptable Variance in Compatibility Tests  (Operator, 2013)
  • High Temperature Elastomeric PCPs  (Vendor, 2013) 
  • Elastomer Swell Study  (C-FER, 2013) 
  • Grease Applied to Rotor when Run in Hole  (Operator, 2012)
  • HCl flush on a PCP  (Operator, 2012)
  • High Temperature Elastomer PCPs  (Vendor, 2011) 

ESPCP Technology

  • ESPCP Trial (Operator, 2014)  

Gas Separator Technology

  • Centrifugal Gas Separators  (Operator, 2014) 

Fluid Level Monitoring and Pump-Off Control Technologies and Related Challenges

  • Overview of PCP Monitoring Systems (C-FER, 2016)
  • Permanent Downhole Gauges  (Operator, 2016)
  • Pump Off Controller (Operator, 2014) 
  • PCP Fluid Level Automation (Operator, 2014) 
  • DH Sensor   (Operator, 2013) 
  • Lufkin Well Manager  (Operator, 2013) 
  • Pump Off Controllers  (Operator, 2012) 
  • Pump Control Technologies  (C-FER, 2012) 
  • Surface Temperature vs Flow -Based Pump Control  (Operator, 2012)
  • PCP Automation  (Operator, 2005) 

Hollow Rod Technology

  • Hollow Rods Overview  (Vendor, 2016) 
  • Hollow Rod Box Belling at Low Torque  (Operator, 2015)
  • Hollow Rods Overview  (C-FER, 2014)   

Hollow Rotor Technology

  • Hollow Rotors with Fluid Jetting (C-FER, 2018) 

HRPCP

  • HR-PCP Application (Operator, 2013)  

Insert PCPS

  • WFT Insert PCP & Flexisert Review  (Operator, 2015) 
  • Flexisert PCPs  (Operator, 2014)  
  • Insert PCPs  (Operator, 2014)  
  • Through Tubing Insert PCPs  (C-FER, 2014) 
  • Insert Pumps  (Operator, 2013)  
  • Insert PC Pumps  (Operator, 2013)  
  • Insertable PCP  (Operator, 2013)  
  • Insert PCPs in CSG Applications  (Operator, 2012)
  • Lined Tubing
  • HDPE Lined Tubing  (Operator, 2015)  
  • Thermoplastic Liners  (Vendor, 2013)  
  • HDPE Lined Tubing  (Operator, 2011)  

Paddle Rotor Technology

  • Paddle Rotors Overview  (C-FER, 2017) 

PMM Technology

  • Overview of PMM Technology  (C-FER, 2015)   
  • Pump Fit Selection
  • Pump Acceptance Criteria  (Operators, 2013)  
  • Pump Fit Key Learnings  (C-FER, 2012)  
  • Pump Fit Investigation Update  (C-FER, 2010)  
  • Pump Fit Investigation  (C-FER, 2010)  
  • Pump Fit Analysis  (C-FER, 2009)  

Pump Differential Pressure Selection

  • PC Pump Differential Pressure Ratings  (C-FER, 2016) 

Reliability ModelOverview of Pump Wear

  • Pump Wear Model Proposal  (C-FER, 2015)  
  • High Pump Speed (C-FER, 2015) 
  • Effect of Pump Speed on PCP Reliability (C-FER, 2014)  
  • Maximum Dogleg Severity for PCPs  (C-FER, 2013) 
  • Effect of Pump Eccentricity on PCP Reliability  (C-FER, 2010)  
  • Pump Reuse  (C-FER, 2011) 

Rod String/Rotor Space Out

  • Rod String Space-Out Summary and Best Practices  (C-FER, 2015) 
  • Re-spacing Rods using Cranes  (Operator, 2015) 
  • Rotor space out in highly deviated wells  (Operator, 2013) 

Solids Handling (General)

  • Videos Showing Slurry Flow Behaviour  (C-FER, 2015) 
  • QGC Solids Overview (Operator, 2015)  
  • Operator Solids Handling Overview  (Operator, 2015)  
  • Selecting Swept Rotor Angle for High Sand Cut (C-FER, 2014) 
  • PCP Optimization in CSG  (Vendor, 2013)  
  • Solids Handling  (Vendor, 2013)  
  • Sand Production Considerations (Vendor, 2013)   
  • Solids Handling  (C-FER, 2012)  

Torque Anchor Technologies

  • PCP Torque Anchors  (Operator, 2013)  
  • Torque Anchors Overview  (C-FER, 2013) 
  • Installing PCPs without Torque Anchors  (Operator, 2013) 

Torque Severity Challenges

  • Torque in PCPs  (C-FER, 2013)  
  • Developments in Torque Understanding  (Operator, 2013)  
  • Torque Overview  (Operator, 2013)  
  • PC Pump Torque Trends  (Operator, 2013)  

Tubing and Rod Wear

  • Tracers to Detect Rod String Guide Wear  (Operator, 2015) 
  • Pressure Testing Tubing String  (C-FER, 2015) 
  • Tubing Wear CSG Study Progress  (C-FER, 2013)  
  • Tubing Wear CSG Study Proposal  (C-FER, 2013)  
  • Practices and Design Considerations  (Operator, 2012) 

Tubing Rotators

  • Tubing Rotators in CSG Applications  (C-FER, 2012) 
  • Two-Phase Pump Setup
  • Running PCPs in a Two-Phase Setup  (Operator, 2013) 


Field Analyses and Operation Overviews


Coal Seam Gas Applications

  • CSG Operators - Surat Basin Analysis  (C-FER, 2015)  
  • CSG Operators - Surat Basin Analysis  (C-FER, 2014)  
  • CSG Operators - Bowen Basin Analysis  (C-FER, 2014)  
  • CSG Operators - Surat Basin Analysis  (C-FER, 2013)  
  • CSG Operators - Bowen Basin Analysis  (C-FER, 2013)  
  • CSG Literature Review  (C-FER, 2013)  
  • CSG Operators - Surat Basin Analysis  (C-FER, 2012)  
  • CSG Operators - Bowen Basin Analysis  (C-FER, 2012)  
  • CSG PCP Considerations  (C-FER, 2012) 
  • Coal Seam Gas Applications Overview  (C-FER, 2013) 

Arrow Energy

  • Operator Overview  (Operator, 2013)  
  • Root Cause Analysis  (Operator, 2013)  
  • Well From Hell  (Operator, 2012) 
  • Operations and Challenges  (Operator, 2012) 

Origin Energy

  • PCP Failure Analysis  (Operator, 2015)  
  • PCP Failure Analysis  (Operator, 2013)  
  • Completion and Installation Strategy  (Operator, 2013)  
  • Lessons Learnt  (Operator, 2013)  
  • Well From Hell  (Operator, 2012) 
  • Operations and Challenges  (Operator, 2012) 

QGC

  • QGC PCP Failure Analysis  (Operator, 2015)  
  • Well From Hell  (Operator, 2012) 
  • QGC Field Data Analysis  (C-FER, 2012) 
  • Operations and Challenges  (Operator, 2012) 

Santos

  • PCP Failure Cause Analysis  (Operator, 2013)  
  • Well From Hell  (Operator, 2012) 

VICO

  • Operations and Challenges  (Operator, 2012) 

Conventional/Heavy Oil Applications

Cairn India

  • Operator Bhagyam Field Data Analysis  (C-FER, 2014)  
  • Operator Bhagyam Field Overview  (Operator, 2013)  

ConocoPhillips

  • Mantario/Marengo Field Analysis  (C-FER, 2014)  
  • Mantario/Marengo Field Analysis  (C-FER, 2012)  
  • Mantario/Marengo Field Analysis  (C-FER, 2010)  
  • Ameriven  (C-FER, 2009)  
  • Petrozuata  (C-FER, 2009)  
  • Marengo Field Analysis  (C-FER, 2009)   
  • Mantario Field Analysis  (C-FER, 2008)   

ExxonMobil

  • ExxonMobil Chad Benchmarking  (Operator, 2013)  
  • Chad Field Data Analysis  (C-FER, 2011)  
  • Chad Field Data Analysis  (C-FER, 2010)  
  • Benchmarking Study  (Operator, 2009)   
  • Chad Field Data Analysis  (C-FER, 2008)  

Husky

  • Rush Lake Field Analysis  (C-FER, 2008)  

Nexen

  • Cactus Lake Field Analysis  (C-FER, 2009)   
  • West Hazel Field Analysis  (C-FER, 2009)   
  • Court Field Analysis  (C-FER, 2009)   
  • Court Field Analysis  (C-FER, 2008)   

Oxy Colombia

  • Oxy La Cira Infantas Field Data Analysis (C-FER, 2015)     
  • Oxy Colombia Overview  (Operator 2014)  
  • Oxy Colombia Overview  (Operator, 2013)  
  • La Cira Field Analysis  (C-FER, 2012)  
  • La Cira - Infantas Overview  (Operator, 2012)  

Petrobras

  • Petrobras Discussion Questions  (Operator, 2014)  
  • Petrobras Field Analysis  (C-FER, 2014)  
  • Puesto Hernandez Field Analysis  (C-FER, 2009)   
  • Carmopolis Field Analysis  (C-FER, 2008)   

Shell-PDO

  • Peace River Field Analysis (C-FER, 2010)  
  • Baja/Rima and Marmul Field Analysis  (C-FER, 2008)   

Tullow Oil

  • Tullow Operations Overview  (Operator, 2014)  
  • YPF (Formally Repsol-YPF)
  • El Alba Field Analysis  (C-FER, 2009)   
  • Cruz de Piedra Field Analysis  (C-FER, 2008)   

Thermal Applications

Athabasca

  • Hangingstone Overview  (Operator, 2013)  
  • Mackay River & Dover Operator Overview  (Operator, 2011) 

Cenovus

  • Foster Creek Overview  (Operator, 2011) 

Chevron

  • Thermal PCP Experiences  (Operator, 2011) 

ConocoPhillips

  • Operator Surmont Overview  (Operator, 2013)  
  • Lesson Learned in Thermal PCP Applications  (Operator, 2011) 

Imperial Oil

  • Cold Lake Operations  (Operator, 2011) 

Nexen

  • Nexen Long Lake Overview  (Operator, 2013)  
  • Thermal AL Overview  (Operator, 2011) 

PetroChina Canada (formerly Brion)

  • Brion McKay River Overview  (Operator, 2014)  
  • Brion McKay River Overview  (Operator, 2013)  

Oxy Oman

  • Oxy Oman Field Data Analysis  (C-FER, 2013)  
  • Mukhaizna Field Data Analysis  (C-FER, 2012)  
  • Mukhaizna Overview  (Operator, 2011) 
  • Mukhaizna Drill Down Analysis  (C-FER, 2011)  

Shell-PDO

  • Orion Overview  (Operator, 2011) 
  • Mukhaizna Field Analysis  (C-FER, 2008)   

Statistical Analyses

  • Phase I Report

Benchmarking Analyses

  • PCP Benchmarking Report  (C-FER, 2016) 
  • PCP Benchmarking Report  (C-FER, 2016) 
  • PCP Benchmarking Report  (C-FER, 2015) 
  • All-Metal Pumps Benchmarking (C-FER, 2015)  
  • PCP Benchmarking Report  (C-FER, 2009)   
  • Benchmarking Heavy Oil Applications  (C-FER, 2006)   
  • Benchmarking in PCP RLI JIP  (C-FER, 2005)   

Classification Tree

  • PCP Classification Tree Update  (C-FER, 2013)  
  • PCP Classification Tree Update  (C-FER, 2012)  
  • PCP Classification Tree Update  (C-FER, 2011)  
  • PCP Classification Tree Update  (C-FER, 2011)  
  • PCP Classification Tree Update  (C-FER, 2010)  
  • What-If Model vs Classification Tree  (C-FER, 2010)  
  • PCP Classification Tree (C-FER, 2010)  

What-If Model

  • What-If Model vs Classification Tree  (C-FER, 2010)  
  • What-If Model Analysis  (C-FER, 2009)    
  • What-If Model Analysis  (C-FER, 2008)  
  • What-If Model Analysis  (C-FER, 2006)   

Other

  • Influence Matrices and Correlated Parameters  (C-FER, 2009)   
  • Single Variable Analysis  (C-FER, 2007)   

Failure Mechanism Overviews


Rotor Failures

  • Broken/Fractured Rotor Body  (C-FER, 2017) 
  • Coated Rotor Body  (C-FER, 2017) 
  • Corroded Rotor Connection  (C-FER, 2017) 
  • Corroded Rotor Body  (C-FER, 2017) 
  • Worn Rotor Connection  (C-FER, 2017) 
  • Worn Rotor Body  (C-FER, 2017)
    • Iron Sulfide Wear on Chromed Rotor  (Operator, 2014) 

Stator Failures

  • Blistered Elastomer  (C-FER, 2017) 
  • Broken/Fractured Connection  (C-FER, 2017) 
  • Debonded Elastomer  (C-FER, 2017) 
  • Embedded Material in Elastomer  (C-FER, 2017) 
  • Hardened Elastomer  (C-FER, 2017)  
  • Plugged Stator Body  (C-FER, 2017) 
  • Swollen Elastomer  (C-FER, 2017) 
  • Torn Elastomer  (C-FER, 2017)  
  • Worn Elastomer  (C-FER, 2017) 

Rod Failures

  • Broken/Fractured Rod Body or Polished Rod  (C-FER, 2017)
    • Polished Rod Ejection  (C-FER, 2016) 
  • Corroded Rod Connection  (C-FER, 2017) 
  • Unscrewed/Stripped Rod Connections  (C-FER, 2017) 
  • Worn Rod Connection  (C-FER, 2017) 

Tubing Failures

  • Plugged Tubing Body  (C-FER, 2017) 
  • Worn Tubing Body  (C-FER, 2017)  

Pump Intake Failures

  • Plugged Pump Intake
    • Tail Strings Scaling Off  (Operator, 2011) 

Experimental Test Programs

  • Elastomer Swell Proposal  (C-FER, 2013) 
  • Solids Handling Proposal  (C-FER, 2013)