Saudi Aramco recently installation and tested the functionality of its Baker Hughes TransCoil rigless deployed electrical submersible pumping (ESP) system, which is expected to cut down on installation and replacement costs for ESPs and bring wells online faster.
company said the system is particularly efficient for offshore wells
because it eliminates the need for an expensive rig to replace the ESP, and
offshore wells have had limited rig availability.
“With our large ESP installation base, including many ESPs installed in our offshore fields, the ability to rapidly deploy ESPs riglessly provides tremendous cost reduction to our overall operations,” Nasir Al Naimi, vice president of Petroleum Engineering and Development, said. “The TransCoil system is particularly beneficial in our challenging high H2S fields, as the premium metallurgy TransCoil can significantly extend the ESP operational life in harsh environment wells. Collaboratively working with Baker Hughes, we have developed a solution that meets our immediate challenges and enables our long-term vision of one day ESP change-out.”
Saudi Aramco noted that constant innovation is key in ESP technologies because of the time-consuming rig installation required.