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Development of a Method for Improving the Energy Efficiency of Oil Production with an Electrical Submersible Pump

Electrical Engineering Faculty, Perm National Research Polytechnic University, 614990 Perm, Russia
Scientific and Educational Center of Geology and Development of Oil and Gas Fields, Perm National Research Polytechnic University, 614990 Perm, Russia
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Inventions 2023, 8(1), 29;
Received: 16 December 2022 / Revised: 13 January 2023 / Accepted: 17 January 2023 / Published: 23 January 2023
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Automatic Control and System Theory and Advanced Applications)


Most of the operating oil fields are in the late stages of development, in which special attention is paid to the oil production energy efficiency. In accordance with the trend toward the digitalization of technical processes, intelligent control stations for production wells are currently being developed, one of the main tasks of which is to maintain the equipment operation in an optimal mode. This work aims to develop a methodology for selecting an energy-efficient well operation mode by choosing the methods for controlling an electrical submersible pump. To solve this problem, a mathematical apparatus for calculating power consumption is presented, which considers the well pressure curve, while taking into account its degradation when pumping reservoir fluids, the fluids’ properties, the supply of demulsifier, and the equipment’s operating parameters. Based on the simulation results, it is revealed that the optimal method for controlling electrical submersible pump installations is a combination of frequency control and choke control. The reduction in specific power consumption with the combined control relative to the use of separate control types is up to 7.30%, and in the case of additional use of a demulsifier, it is up to 12.01%. The developed algorithms can be implemented based on programmable logic controllers of intelligent control stations.

1. Introduction

Currently, most oil and gas fields have reached the late stages of development [1]. Oil production at such fields is characterized by a constant or declining dynamics of oil production, an increase in the water cut of well production, and an increase in the number of factors that complicate the processes of oil production and transportation [2]. The number of such deposits in the world is steadily growing, and the main task of the subsoil user is to optimize the costs of ensuring their uninterrupted operation [3,4]. Let us consider the energy consumption structure of the mature Volga-Ural Petroleum and Gas Province oil field, which is given in [5] and presented in Figure 1.
As can be seen from this figure, the largest share in the structure of energy consumption of a mature oil field is occupied by mechanized oil production. On the territory of Volga-Ural Petroleum and Gas Province, the majority of wells (over 99%) are operated by a mechanized method. Moreover, one of the main methods of production is the use of an electrical submersible pump (ESP). As a result, the paper considers an urgent task to be optimizing the power consumption of the ESP and the efficiency of its operation. The main methods for optimizing the operation of the ESP are the correct selection of the pump by using the methods of nodal analysis, the introduction of new technologies and equipment, the optimization of the ESP’s operation mode, the introduction of control systems, and the automation of the production process and the fight against complications [6,7,8].
Considering the causes of complications in the process of oil production and transportation, it should be noted that the most common causes are the formation of solid organic deposits and the formation of high-viscosity emulsions during the passage of oil through the ESP [9,10]. In the case of the formation of organic deposits, their control involves reducing the rate of their formation or regular removal. It is important to note that with the correct choice of the method of control, it is possible to minimize the impact of this complication on the work of the ESP. The formation of high-viscosity emulsions (HVE) consists of an intensive mixing of oil and water, during which the latter is dispersed into tiny particles and creates an emulsion with a viscosity significantly higher than that of oil and water [11]. In the presence of a large number of organic surfactants in oil, a high viscosity of oil, and similar densities of oil and water, the emulsion can become stable, i.e., retain its properties for a long time [12]. The formation of HVE leads to an instant degradation of the pump head characteristic, an increase in pressure in the system, and a decrease in the efficiency of oil production [13,14]. The main method of combating the formation of HVE is dosing a chemical reagent, or a demulsifier. Its role is to permeate into the interfacial film stabilized by the surfactants and substitute the surfactants to break the interfacial film, reduce the stability of the emulsion, and lead to oil separation from water [15,16]. The destruction of the emulsion during the production and transportation of oil is a long process; however, when dosing the emulsion by introducing surfactants into the flow, it is possible to achieve a decrease in the viscosity of the emulsion. The use of these reagents is also considered as a method of optimizing the operation of HVE wells.
The operation of the ESP is provided by the surface equipment, which is the control station. The basic functionality of this equipment is turning the pump on and off; the pump is turned off when the measured parameter exceeds the set limits and the ability to start according to a schedule [17,18]. However, the modern oil industry is characterized by a strong trend toward the digitalization of all technological processes, including ESP management [19,20]. As part of this trend, intelligent control stations (ICS) are being developed and applied [21,22,23]. Their main advantage is the use of elements of artificial intelligence and machine learning. Thus, the list of modern ICS functions includes automatic optimization of ESP operation, reduction of energy consumption by selecting the most optimal operating modes, analysis of well operation data, and minimization of emergency situations [24,25,26]. An important task in the operation of ICS is the correct choice of the way to control the operation of the well.
At present, in the real oil field, the regulation of the parameters of production wells is carried out without accurate technological calculations. Thus, to regulate the well operation parameters, a periodic operation mode can be used, in which the submersible motor starts and stops at a frequency of up to several times a day. At the same time, the choice of a control method is often based on the experience of operating a well, without taking into account the energy efficiency of a particular method. Another fairly common method for controlling well productivity is a choke, the principle of which is based on creating a pressure drop by installing a choke with a diameter smaller than the diameter of the tubing in the flow line [27], as well as frequency control, which is based on a change in pump performance due to a change in the submersible motor rotation speed [28]. At the same time, it should be considered that a decrease in the choke diameter increases pressure losses, and a change in the speed of the pump rotation leads to both a change in the well operation parameters and a change in the pump efficiency due to a change in its operating point [29]. The simultaneous changes in these parameters can have a significant impact on the oil-producing energy efficiency and they must be considered when forming a map of energy-efficient modes of the field operation. The works in [30,31] present methods for optimizing technological processes based on the Model Predictive Control (MPC) approach. In particular, they describe the application of this algorithm to maintain pressure at the ESP intake with minimal energy consumption, which allows the optimization of a generated fluid rise model. However, in these works, simplified equations are used to model the oil production process and the assessment of electricity consumption does not take into account a number of components. In this regard, it is important to develop a methodology for calculating both the optimal parameters of the well equipment and the operation parameters of this equipment to select an energy-efficient operating mode for electrical submersible pump installations.
The rest of this paper is organized as follows: Section 2 describes the methods for calculating the well performance and for measuring the rheological properties of the well product, the power consumption of the electrical submersible pump unit, and the effect of fluid viscosity on the head performance. In Section 3, an example of applying the methodology to three oil producing wells is considered, and the parameters of their operation, the simulated operating modes, and the results of evaluating the energy efficiency of various well control methods are indicated. This paper ends with a discussion (Section 4), where the results of applying the methodology are noted, the results of estimating its error are described, and a conclusion is made about the practical application of this methodology.

2. Materials and Methods

2.1. Calculation of Well Characteristics

The well-known correlation proposed by Hagedorn and Brown [32] was used to determine the well characteristic (Vertical Lift Performance). The core of this method is a correlation for the liquid holdup [33].
The influence of the choke is considered by determining the pressure loss in it according to the method described in the work [27]. The following is an algorithm for calculating the pressure loss at the nozzle. This algorithm includes two formulas: the choke flow coefficient and the flow rate through the choke for a given set of parameters.
Q ESP = 0.1683 C D A Δ P ρ fl ,
C D = d ch d t + 0.3167 d ch d t 0.6 + 0.025 ln N Re 4
where QESP is the ESP flow rate (it is equal to the fluid flow through the choke), in m3/day; CD is the choke flow coefficient, in units; A is the choke area, in m2; ΔP is the differential pressure, in MPa; ρfl is the lifted fluid density, in kg/m3; dch is the choke diameter, in m; dt is the tubing diameter, in m; and NRe is the Reynolds number, in units.
The choke flow coefficient is determined for nozzle-type chokes in [34]. When determining the pressure loss, this value is expressed as in the second formula. After determining the pressure loss in the choke, this value is added to the wellhead pressure, while taking into account the Hagedorn and Brown correlation as the required head of the oil gathering system.

2.2. Determination of the Effect of Demulsifier Feed on HVE Viscosity

For this research, the oil and water samples were taken from the wells under consideration. To study the properties of the emulsion, oil and water were mixed in the required proportion at a speed corresponding to the ESP rotation speed for a time equal to the oil flow time through the ESP. After creating the emulsion, its dynamic viscosity was determined on a rotational viscometer Rheotest RN-4.1. In the case of using a demulsifier, it was supplied at the moment at the beginning of phase mixing. As part of the study, the viscosity of the emulsion was determined with and without a demulsifier in the range of water cut from 0 to 80%.

2.3. Calculation of the Power Consumption of an Electrical Submersible Pump Installation

The total electrical power consumed by an electric submersible pump installation (ESPI) is determined by the net power consumed by the motor and the sum of power losses in all other elements of the ESPI, in kW [35]:
P ESPI = P SEM + Δ P CL + Δ P T + Δ P CS .
It should be noted that chaotic oscillations can occur in real electrical circuits, which leads to a difference between the calculations results based on the model and the measurement data based on real objects [36]. However, when calculating the power consumption of the ESPI, due to the complex installation design, it is not possible to decompose one into simple circuits and estimate the value of chaotic oscillations. In this regard, the calculation of these oscillations in this work is not performed.

2.3.1. Electrical Submersible Pump

The pump’s mechanical power is calculated as follows, in kW:
P pump = ρ fl g P WH ρ fl g + H dyn Q ESP η pump K η ν 86400 10 3 ,
where PWH is the wellhead pressure, in Pa; Hdyn is the dynamic level, in m; g is the gravity acceleration, in m2/s; ηpump is the pump efficiency at the operation point, in p.u.; and Kην is the coefficient considering the change in pump efficiency when operating on viscous liquids, in p. u.
The mathematical calculation of the pump efficiency depends on the parameters of the pump head curves (PHC), which are parameters of the electrical and technological mode, in p.u.:
η pump = i = 0 4 a i f np f i Q ESP Q max i ,
where ai is the polynomial weight coefficients, in units; fnp is the nameplate voltage frequency, in Hz; f is the voltage frequency, in Hz; Qmax is the theoretically possible maximum pump flow rate at a head equal to 0 m, in m3/day.
The polynomial coefficients of the ESP efficiency are determined by the pump passport curves.
The coefficient of change in the ESP efficiency when operating on viscous liquids is determined by the following formula, in p.u.:
K η ν = 1 1 + 0.4 ν ν w ,
where ν is the kinematic fluid viscosity, in sm2/s, and νw is the kinematic water viscosity, in sm2/s.

2.3.2. Submersible Electric Motor

The submersible electric motor (SEM) active power is determined by the following formula, in kW:
P SEM = P pump η SEM ,
where ηSEM is the SEM efficiency at the current load factor value, in p.u.
The motor efficiency at various load factor values is determined based on the load curves provided by the manufacturer. To automate the calculations, the change in efficiency is described by a polynomial, in p.u.:
η SEM = 0.659 K L 4 0.367 K L 3 1.836 K L 2 + 2.288 K L + 0.259 η SEMnp ,
where ηSEMnp is the nameplate SEM efficiency, in p. u.
The SEM power losses are calculated as follows, in kW:
Δ P SEM = P SEM P pump .
The SEM load factor value is determined as follows, in p.u.:
K L = P pump P SEMnp
where PSEMnp is the SEM nameplate power, in kW.
The SEM current is determined as follows, in A:
I SEM = P SEM 3 U SEMnp f f np cos φ SEM ,
where USEMnp is the SEM nameplate voltage, in kV, and cos φSEM is the SEM power factor at the current load factor value, in p. u.
The SEM power factor value at various load factor values is determined based on the load curves provided by the manufacturer. To automate the calculations, the change in power factor is described by a polynomial, in p.u.:
cos φ SEM = 0.866 K L 2 + 1.964 K L + 0.156 cos φ SEMnp ,
where cos φSEMnp is the SEM nameplate power factor, in p. u.

2.3.3. Cable Line

The cable line parameters (CL) are calculated as follows, in Ohm:
r CL = r 0 l CL 1 + α T E 20 ,
x CL = x 0 l CL f 50 ,
where r0 and x0 are the specific active and reactive resistance of cable line, in Ohm/km; lCL is the cable line length, in km; α is the temperature coefficient of electrical resistance, in units (taken to be equal to 0.004 for a copper cable); and TE is the environment’s temperature, in °C.
The environment’s temperature is determined by the formula in accordance with the average temperature increment in the lithosphere in the amount of 30 °C/km for the well as follows:
T E = 15 H b + H e + T 0 ,
where T0 is the soil temperature at the depth of non-freezing, which by default is equal to 5 °C. Hb and He are the depth at the beginning and at the end of the cable; in this case, the beginning depth is 0, and the end depth is equal to the cable length, in km.
The CL losses are determined as follows, in kW:
Δ P CL = 3 I SEM 2 r CL ,
Δ Q CL = 3 I SEM 2 x CL .

2.3.4. Transformer

The transformer (T) power losses are determined as follows, in kW:
Δ P T = Δ P I + Δ P L ,
Δ P I = Δ P I f 50 1.3 ,
Δ P L = Δ P CS S S Tnp 2 ,
where ΔPI is the passport value of the transformer idle losses, in kW; ΔPI is the passport value of the transformer short-circuit losses, in kW; S is the transformer load corresponding to the calculated mode, in kVA; and STnp is the transformer nameplate power, in kVA.

2.3.5. Control Station

The control station (CS) power losses are determined as follows, in p.u.:
Δ P CS = P SEM + Δ P CL + Δ P T 1 η CSnp 1
where ηCSnp is the nameplate CS efficiency, in p. u.
The specific power consumption is determined by the following formula, in kW∙h/m3:
W sp = P ESPI T Q ESP ,
where T is the considered well operation period, in h.

2.4. Optimal Frequency Value Calculation

Based on the theory of ESP, the minimum frequency value is calculated when the required pump flow with the minimum necessary head is provided. The order of calculation is shown below.
Based on the fact that the pump flow changes in proportion to the change in the pump shaft rotation speed, the minimum frequency of the supply voltage is calculated, below which the pump theoretically does not develop the required head (crossing of the pump head characteristic with the abscissa axis), in Hz:
f 2 min = Q 2 Q 1 f 1
where Q1 is the pump flow, at a head equal to 0 at the main voltage frequency (the calculation should take into account the displacement of the pump head curve due to the influence of the viscosity of the produced fluid), in m3/day; Q2 is the required pump rate, in m3/day; and f1 is the main frequency of the supply voltage, in Hz.
The interval of possible frequency change is determined to control the flow rate at a given pressure, in Hz:
Δ f = f cur f 2 min ,
where fcur is the voltage frequency in the current mode, in Hz.
It is assumed that the change in the PHC has no restrictions, and the point of its intersection with the PHC is at the point with coordinates (Q2; H2). Then, the minimum allowable frequency is calculated, which will provide a given flow rate at the minimum allowable head:
f 2 = f 2 min + Δ f H 2 H 1
where H1 is the head corresponding to the current mode, in m, and H2 is the required head, in m.
The CS frequency value is selected according to the rounding rules in accordance with the CS technical capabilities.
During frequency control, a check must be performed so that the wellhead pressure PWH in the proposed mode is not lower than the line pressure (Pline) of the initial mode.

2.5. Influence of Fluid Viscosity on the Head Characteristic of a Pump

The PHC is described as follows, in m:
H ESP = i = 0 4 b i Q ESP i
where bi is the polynomial weight coefficients, in units.
When describing the PHC, it should be considered that it can operate at a non-nominal frequency and adjust the characteristic while considering the similarity criteria.
It should also be considered that the passport PHC was built during the tests on water. When the pump is operating on viscous liquids, the head curve changes its appearance. These changes can be considered by the formulas [37] for the flow rate, in m3/day:
Q ESP ν = Q ESP ν K Q ν ,
and for the head, in m,
H ESP ν = H ESP ν K Q ν .
The pump rate change factor due to viscosity can be calculated as follows, in units:
K Q ν = 1 4.95 ν 0.85 Q o w 0.57 ,
where Qow is the optimal ESP flow rate when using water, in m3/day.
The head change factor due to viscosity can be calculated as follows, in p.u.:
K H ν = 1 1.07 ν 0.6 q rel Q o w 0.57 ,
The relative flow rate at the pump intake at the corresponding operation point in the PHC when using water is defined as follows, p.u.:
q rel = Q ESP B K Q ν Q o w ,
where B is the fluid volume factor at the pump intake pressure, in p. u.

3. Results

3.1. Initial Data

Two wells from one of the Volga-Ural province oil fields were chosen as the objects of study. The parameters of the equipment installed on the wells are presented in Table 1.
The polynomial coefficients describing the pump head curve and the pump efficiency curve are presented in Table 2.

3.2. Determination of the Effectiveness of the Use of Demulsifiers

In the framework of this work, an industrially used modified nonionic surfactant was used as a demulsifier. As a result of the research, two oil demulsification curves are obtained, as shown in Figure 2.
As can be seen from the graphs obtained, the oil viscosity slightly decreases when a demulsifier is added to the ESP intake. This can lead to an increase in the efficiency of its operation and a decrease in pressure losses due to friction.

3.3. Modeling Modes

Since the technological mode of an oil field production well is planned for a day, the average daily values of the technological process parameters are used to calculate the power consumption and energy efficiency.
To assess the effectiveness of the control methods, the following application was considered:
  • Initial mode;
  • Choke control (CC);
  • Frequency control (FC);
  • Combined control (choke control and frequency control) (ComC).
For each of the control methods, except for the initial one, two options were considered:
  • Without using a demulsifier (wUD);
  • Without using a demulsifier (UD).
The boundary on the FC depth was that the wellhead pressure was not lower than the linear pressure in the initial mode.
The calculation of specific power consumption in the initial mode was performed to assess the model’s accuracy. The model accuracy was assessed through the relative error of calculations and the instrumental measurements on the objects under consideration.
To assess the effectiveness of the mode’s control methods, the situation of transferring the well to a lower flow rate was considered.
All parameters used in the calculation are presented in Table 3.
The model accuracy estimation is presented in Table 4.
The main equipment operation energy parameters corresponding to the calculated modes are presented in Table 5. The data before the “/” sign correspond to well № 1, and the data after the sign correspond to well № 2.
The results of the specific power consumption calculations for different control methods are presented in Table 6.
The effectiveness evaluation of the control method application is presented in Table 7. The data before the “/” sign correspond to well № 1, and the data after the sign correspond to well № 2. The data in the cells correspond to the ratio of the specific power consumption of the mode indicated in the left column cell to the same indicator of the mode indicated in the cell of the upper row.
For example, the cell at the intersection of row CCwUD and column FCUD shows the ratio of the specific power consumption for the choke control without using a demulsifier to the specific power consumption for the frequency control when using a demulsifier.
A graphical representation of the operating point changing for different control methods on well №1 is shown in Figure 3, where the red dotted lines correspond to the initial mode; the purple line corresponds to the choke control; the black dotted lines with a dot correspond to the frequency control; the blue solid lines correspond to the combined control; “dch” callouts show the well head curves for different choke diameters; the callouts “f” show the pump head curves at different control station voltage frequencies; and the bold dots show the operating points for different control methods.

4. Discussion

As a result of this research, a methodology has been developed to improve the energy efficiency of an electrical submersible pump installation, which includes the following: a technique for estimating power consumption based on the technological process parameters, the fluid’s rheological properties, and the parameters of the operating mechanical and electrical equipment and a method for calculating the optimal control station voltage frequency, which allows taking into account the individual characteristics of the pumps.
The error of the power consumption calculation results according to the developed methodology is estimated relative to the data of the instrumental measurements. The estimation of the error proves the adequacy of the applied methodology.
An evaluation of the calculation results of specific power consumption shows that frequency control is a more energy-efficient way to control the mode of an electrical submersible pump installation than the choke. However, an even greater effect can be achieved if these methods are used simultaneously and in concert. This result is due to the fact that irrational pressure losses in the choke are reduced (wellhead pressure is reduced) and the efficiency of the pump is increased. However, it should be noted that, in some cases, the pump efficiency may decrease, which may eventually lead to an increase in specific power consumption. The effectiveness of frequency control and combined regulation should be assessed individually for each object.
It should be noted that for the considered objects with viscous fluids, a decrease in specific power consumption can be achieved through demulsifiers. This is explained by the fact that viscosity has a strong effect on the pump, and its decrease leads to an increase in pump efficiency.
An assessment of the developed technique for calculating the control station voltage frequency proves its adequacy.
The significance of this work is as follows:
The developed method for calculating power consumption allows us to estimate the amount of electricity consumption by an electrical submersible pump installation based on the mode, and not the nominal parameters of the electrical and mechanical equipment, while also taking into account the mutual influence of the equipment.
The developed method for power consumption calculation does not require large computing power, which allows us to assess the energy efficiency potential of electric submersible pump installations and can be implemented on the basis of programmable logic controllers of intellectual control stations.
The developed method for calculating power consumption allows us to evaluate the energy efficiency of the technological mode, and we can choose and justify the change of the well to a repeated short-term or long-term operation mode.
The technique for calculating the control station voltage frequency is carried out not with respect to the pump nominal parameters, but with respect to the pump head curve extreme points, which makes it possible to consider the individuality of the characteristics of various pumps.
The developed technique for improving energy efficiency, in addition to reducing the costs of production, can also have an effect in planning the inventory of equipment necessary to ensure the specified parameters of the technological mode.
A limitation of the developed methods is that they do not contain a mathematical apparatus for calculating the well head curve, and these data must be supplied to the model from outside.
In general, the proposed methods for calculating and optimizing power consumption generalize the effects of process parameters, produced fluid, and features of the functioning of electrical and mechanical equipment on the power consumption of an electrical submersible pump installation. In the future, these methods will be used as part of a project to create intelligent well cluster control stations to form a mode map and select the most energy efficient mode. One of the future directions of research is a plan to expand the model for calculating power consumption to assess the mutual influence of wells on the amount of power consumption.

Author Contributions

Conceptualization, A.P. and P.I.; methodology, A.K.; software, S.M.; validation, P.I. and S.M.; formal analysis, S.M. and A.K.; investigation, A.K.; resources, P.I.; data curation, A.P.; writing—original draft preparation, S.M. and A.K.; writing—review and editing, A.P. and P.I.; visualization, A.K.; supervision, A.P.; project administration, A.P. and P.I. All authors have read and agreed to the published version of the manuscript.


The work was carried out in the organization of the Lead Contractor as part of the R&D, with the financial support from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation (agreement number 075-11-2021-052 of 24 June 2021) in accordance with the decree of the Government of the Russian Federation: 09.04.2010, number 218 (PROJECT 218). The main R&D contractor is the Perm National Research Polytechnic University.

Institutional Review Board Statement

Not applicable.

Informed Consent Statement

Not applicable.

Data Availability Statement

Not applicable.

Conflicts of Interest

The authors declare no conflict of interest.


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Figure 1. A mature field’s energy consumption structure.
Figure 1. A mature field’s energy consumption structure.
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Figure 2. Rheological curves of oil before and after demulsifier dosing.
Figure 2. Rheological curves of oil before and after demulsifier dosing.
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Figure 3. A graphical representation of the operating point changing for different control methods.
Figure 3. A graphical representation of the operating point changing for different control methods.
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Table 1. Oil well equipment parameters.
Table 1. Oil well equipment parameters.
PumpQnp, m3/day8080
Qmax, m3/day151.4151.4
SEMPSEMnp, kW3240
USEMnp, V10001300
cos φSEMnp, p.u.0.850.85
CLr0, Ohm/km2.12.1
x0, Ohm/km0.10.1
L, km1.391.33
TΔPI, kW0.550.55
ΔPSC, kW2.62.6
STnp, kVA100100
CSηCSnp, p.u.0.970.97
Table 2. Polynomial coefficients for describing pump characteristics.
Table 2. Polynomial coefficients for describing pump characteristics.
Table 3. Calculation parameters.
Table 3. Calculation parameters.
Constant parametersB, p.u.1.061.06
ρfl, kg/m3923923
Hdyn, m915827
dt, mm6262
Initial modeQESP, m3/day71.374.4
Pline, MPa1.350.95
PWH, MPa1.51.1
f, Hz4750
dch, mm88
DemulsifierWithout using demulsifier, Pa∙s0.07110.0711
Using demulsifier, Pa∙s0.05690.0569
Choke controlQESP, m3/day6770
PWH, MPa1.761.25
f, Hz4750
dch, mm66
Frequency controlQESP, m3/day6770
PWH, MPa1.461.08
f, Hz46.449.5
dch, mm88
Combined controlQESP, m3/day6770
PWH, MPa1.360.96
f, Hz46.249.3
dch, mm1515
Table 4. Model accuracy estimation.
Table 4. Model accuracy estimation.
Wsp (calculation), kW∙h/m311.038.16
Wsp (measurement), kW∙h/m310.778.33
Error, %−2.392.03
Table 5. Energy parameters of the equipment operation.
Table 5. Energy parameters of the equipment operation.
PWH, MPa1.76/1.251.76/1.251.46/1.081.46/1.081.36/0.961.36/0.96
Kην, p.u.0.767/0.7670.805/0.8050.767/0.7670.805/0.8050.767/0.7670.805/0.805
ηpump, p.u.0.337/0.4180.353/0.4380.341/0.4220.357/0.4430.342/0.4240.359/0.445
Ppump, kW23.15/16.9522.06/16.1522.18/16.4621.17/15.6921.84/16.1620.81/15.4
ηESM, p.u.0.847/0.7930.847/0.7820.847/0.7870.846/0.7750.846/0.7820.845/0.77
IESM, A20/14.319.1/1419.5/14.218.6/1419.3/14.218.4/14
ΔPSEM, kW4.18/4.414/4.54.02/4.463.86/4.563.96/4.53.81/4.6
ΔPCL, kW3.82/1.843.47/1.773.6/1.843.28/1.773.53/1.823.21/1.76
ΔPT, kW0.86/0.750.83/0.730.82/0.730.79/0.720.81/0.720.78/0.71
ΔPCS, kW0.96/0.720.91/0.690.92/0.70.87/0.680.9/0.70.86/0.67
PESPI, kW32.97/24.6731.27/23.8531.54/24.229.99/23.4231.05/23.9129.47/23.15
Table 6. The calculation results of specific power consumption with different control methods.
Table 6. The calculation results of specific power consumption with different control methods.
Use of a DemulsifierWsp, kW∙h/m3
Well 1
Well 2
Table 7. Comparison of energy efficiency of well control methods.
Table 7. Comparison of energy efficiency of well control methods.
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