Pump Intake Pressure Determined From Fluid Levels, Dynamometers, and Valve-Test Measurements
- O. Lynn Rowlan (Echometer Company) | James N. McCoy (Echometer Company) | Augusto L. Podio (The University of Texas at Austin)
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- Society of Petroleum Engineers
- Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology
- Publication Date
- April 2011
- Document Type
- Journal Paper
- 59 - 66
- 2011. Society of Petroleum Engineers
- 3.1.1 Beam and related pumping techniques
- pump intake pressure
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Three pump-intake-pressure (PIP) calculation methods available for wells artificially lifted with sucker rods are discussed in detail in this paper. The values of PIP obtained from acoustic fluid-level measurements in wells with moderate pump submergence can yield PIP estimates that agree with those of pump fluid-load analysis. If PIPs determined using these methods do not agree, then the operator must review the data quality and may reduce the deviation by adjusting certain parameters affecting the calculations. Field data for a significant group of wells are used to compare the PIP results of the three methods. The results show that the PIP computed using the maximum and minimum pump dynamometer loads usually calculates a PIP that is too low, while the PIPs computed using the valve test loads are usually too high. Recommendations are presented for quality control of the computed values.
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