Artificial lift PCM

PCM Moineau™-PCP für Leichtöl-Anwendungen

THE LIGHT OIL CHALLENGEFallbiespiele - PCM Moineau™ für Leichtöl-Anwendungen

Progressing Cavity Pumps are most common for artificial lift mode of heavy oil, viscous & abrasive fluids. PCM was the pioneer to bring PCP to light Oil market thanks to unmatched elastomers.

The key to achieving maximum efficiency of the pump depends on the rotor and stator fit, to control the internal pump leakage and the selection of an appropriate elastomer to handle the aromatics, H2S and C02 found in light crude.  

FIELD 1 – GENERAL INFO
N° Of PCP Wells: 6 (Vertical)
Fluid / °API: 42° API
Fluid / GOR: 50 scft/bbl
Fluid / WC: 10 - 60 %
Fluid / Viscosity: 10 cP
Perf. Depths: 600m
Completion: 3.1/2” & 1” Rods

FIELD 1 – PRODUCTION INFO
Pump Models: 3.1/2” Series
Elastomer Type: HNBR
Production : 100 – 800 bfpd
Pump Speed: 150 – 400 RPM 
WHP: 100 – 300 psi 
Run Life: 25 months 
Torque (3.1/2”): 450 lbs/ft

FIELD 2 – GENERAL INFO
N° Of PCP Wells: 21 (Deviated)
Fluid / °API: 33° API
Fluid / GOR: 250 scft/bbl
Fluid / WC: < 10 %
Fluid / Viscosity: 10 cP
Perf. Depths: 1100m
Completion: 3.1/2” & 1” Rods

FIELD 2 – PRODUCTION INFO
Pump Models: 4” Series
Elastomer Types: NBR & HNBR
Production: 300 – 1000 bfpd
Pump Speed: 150 – 400 RPM 
WHP: 100 – 500 psi 
Run Life: 20 months 
Torque (4”): 700 lbs/ft

FIELD 3
PCM 204 elastomer (FKM type) is leader and widely used for very aggressive Oil like in North America (Saskatchewan, Bakken region North Dakota) with thousands of PCP installed during over 10 years.

BENEFITS

30 Wells Using PCM PCP’s
High MTBF Rate
High Vol. Efficiency
Low CAPEX & OPEX
Low Power Consumption
No Gas Lock 
Elastomer Compatibility

CHALLENGE

Sandy & Gassy Wells
Paraffinic
Aromatics, H2S, C02
Light Crude Up To 42° API
Rotor / Stator Fit
Design Expertise

CONTEXT

Client       : Independents
Location  : West Africa
Well Type: Vertical & Horizontal