Adib Akhmetnabievich Gareev*
NIZHNESORTYMSKNEFT Oil-and-Gas Production Directorate, CES, SURGUTNEFTEGAZ PJSC, 1-14 Ul. Tyana, Nizhnesortymsky Settlement, Surgut, Municipality, Tyumen Region, Russia.Fulltext PDF
The recovery and use of oil has lead to tremendous technological progress worldwide. The amount of power available to the human population has grown, manual labor has virtually disappeared, people are travelling very long distances and labor efficiency has increased at a massive scale. The impact of oil & gas production on our environment – and on mankind’s moral compass – has become evident.
We are currently witnessing a high-rate of exploitation of oilfields at the stage of declining production .[1-5]Production decline is a result of the depletion of onshore and offshore oilfields. Naturally, the most common method of oil well operation is the use of low-capacity electric submersible centrifugal pumps (ESP). The operation of such oilfields at the late stage of production using ESPs has created a number of problems: 1) deeper location of centrifugal pumps in wellbores; 2) inability to study oil wells with centrifugal pumps using conventional startup and operation monitoring methods; 3) unprecedented growth in low-capacity ESP faults due to salt deposition.[6-9]
Many large oil producers are preparing for the development of fields in the offshore area of the Arctic Ocean and in the Antarctic, and quite naturally, we tend to hope that the world’s water surface will remain pristine – that the oceans and coastal regions will remain conducive to the wellbeing of the planet’s great variety of fauna and flora, as well as to human beings.
However, one of the most important tasks in the development of our vast offshore areas entails the revision and advancement of the theory of ESP operation. This theory must provide for the automation not only of the ESP operational control process, but also of the oilfield as a whole. Only upon fulfillment of the aforem entioned tasks does it become possible to discuss the ecological safety of oil production in the offshore area of the Arctic Ocean and in the Antarctic.
Offshore Field; Electric Submersible Centrifugal Pumps; Control Station
Gareev AA. Current Issues of Oil Production at Offshore Fields. Oce Che Pet Eng Jour.2021;1(1):1-5.