TRANSCOIL RIGLESS DEPLOYED SUBMERSIBLE PUMP

February 14, 2017

Saudi Aramco and Baker Hughes announced today the first installation of the TransCoil rigless-deployed electrical submersible pumping (ESP) system, which is designed to help operators bring wells on production faster and lower the costs associated with installing and replacing ESPs. Because they can eliminate the need for a rig in fields where rig availability is a concern or where high intervention costs can limit artificial lift options, operators can minimize deferred production and lower their overall lifting costs to extend the economic life of their assets. The TransCoil system?developed in participation with Saudi Aramco?features an inverted ESP system with the motor connected directly to a new, proprietary power cable configuration, eliminating the traditional ESP power cable-to-motor connection, which improves overall system reliability. Unlike wireline-deployed ESPs, the fully retrievable TransCoil system does not have an in-well wet connection, which requires a rig to pull and replace if the wet connection fails. (Source: Baker Hughes)