Engineer alerts operator to operational issue caused by failed casing check valve.Download PDF
Engineer detected spike in ESP motor temperature and fluid levels.
A major operator in West Texas relies on Summit for their ESP operations, including Summit’s Well Monitoring Service. With this system in place, our experienced Applications Engineers can readily assess the health of the ESP systems in the field and immediately communicate any concerns to the operator.
In this case, a Summit Application Engineer saw a spike in the ESP motor temperature and fluid level around 8 pm. The engineer immediately contacted the operator and recommended that the unit be shut down to avoid a potential failure.
Upon further investigation by the operator, a bad casing check valve was found, which allowed production fluid back into the well. Shutting the unit down helped avoid a potential failure.
Had the unit continued to stay online and failed, it would have cost the operator as much as $75,000 in rig time and equipment costs to replace the failed ESP, and deferred production. The customer was pleased, saying, “Great customer service; I greatly appreciate the effort. This may have prevented a failure.”
Saved in rig time and equipment costs
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