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SLB launches new artificial lift systems

The new innovatively-engineered ESP and ESPCP systems from SLB enable better lift performance than conventional technologies. (Image source: SLB)


SLB has introduced two advanced artificial lift systems: The Reda Agile compact wide-range electric submersible pump (ESP) system and the rodless Reda PowerEdge electric submersible progressing cavity pump (ESPCP) system, providing continuous live surveillance and real-time optimisation

The PowerEdge ESPCP system provides a more energy-efficient rodless alternative for low-flow production rates in mature conventional and unconventional wells. It expands the operating range of traditional PCP systems, being highly resistant to aromatics and able to withstand high temperatures at different pump speeds and intake pressures. The system lowers power consumption and related CO2 emissions by up to 55%. Using a single PowerEdge ESPCP system for the remaining life of the well, as an alternative to rod lift installation in unconventional wells, reduces workovers and production deferments.

The Agile ESP system is significantly shorter and lighter than other ESPs on the market, allowing it to be installed faster and placed farther into the well, effectively extracting more from the well. With the widest operating range in the industry, the ESP system eliminates the usual need for frequent ESP changes as production varies.

“The wide-range capabilities of these two systems enable continuous operation over a broader range of production conditions than any artificial lift system currently on the market,” said Ernesto Cuadros, Artificial Lift Business Line director, SLB. “Their innovative designs also enable more efficient deployment through reduced installation time and improved proximity to the reservoir. SLB has committed to innovating the most efficient technology solutions on the market, driving both customer performance and lower carbon operations.”