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Integrated optimization of ESP Pumps in Unconventional Wells

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Integrated optimization of ESP Pumps in Unconventional Wells: How to increase oil production with the same well count

Online Course

Marzo 13 - 17 (5 day course)

6 to 9 p.m. (3 hrs per day)

Cost: US$ 995


This Course presents improved practices of ESP Operation as described in the instructor´s SPE papers SPE-164785, SPE-81541, SPE 185571, SPE 181161, SPE 175864, SPE 175876, and IPTC-12601 that supports advanced training of staff from E & P. on satisfactory completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Reduce ESP failures and therefore workoverinterventions
  • Reduce ESP Trips and Oil deferment and Sustain oil production peak by the smooth operation of ESP
  • Enhance root cause failure analysis based on teardown+ simulation of operating conditions
  • Enable restart of tripped ESP wells due to other than ground-fault reasons to prevent calling the rig
  • Cost-effective and robust well monitoring in remote sites Implement state of the art in ESP design, operation, monitoring troubleshooting, and optimization
  • Prevent accidents and incidents related to ESP Operation
  • Prepare contract strategy, the scope of work, technical specifications, bidding list, and evaluation matrix for tendering of ESP performance-oriented contracts for the provision of products & services on lease/purchase.
  • In addition, participants will work in groups to come up with a specific improvement proposal applicable to their own fields.





Samuel Armacanqui Ph.D.

Dr. Armacanqui has more than 25 years of corporate experience, working globally with E&P companies such as Shell, Conoco, PDVSA, and Dea Oil & Gas and major Service Companies such as Schlumberger, Camco-Reda. He participated in the Development of shale oil leases in the USA as well as in the operation of multiple tight oil fields in the Americas and around the world. He has been the senior ESP application engineer of a global ERP supplier and has worked as the ESP team leader of a global operator overseeing a team in charge of 900 ESPs. Dr. Armacanqui has also pioneered the development and operation of an Unconventional Reservoir of ExtraHeavy Oil Project in the Orinoco Belt field in San Diego, Venezuela (120,000 bopd) where he was the product specialist in charge. Other assignments include technical manager of Reda Pumps, Venezuela, head of artificial lift for PDO-Oman, development manager for DEA Egypt and COO of WOGI, USA.