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Progressing Cavity Pumps

Oil Well Production Artificial Lift

Auteurs : CHOLET Henri


Diplômé ingénieur du Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers

Fonction :
Ingénieur principal à l’Institut français du pétrole

Domaine de publication :
Production pétrolière

Auteur de 13 communications scientifiques dont 9 en anglais, H. Cholet a publié les ouvrages suivants aux Editions Technip :
En français :
– Les pompes à cavités progressantes
En anglais :
– Progressing Cavity Pumps
– Well Production Practical Handbook (Ed.)
En espagnol :
– Las bombas a cavidades progresivas

Informations complémentaires :
– Prix Charles Bihoreau décerné par l’AFTP en 1979
– Médaille Louis Pineau décernée par la Société d’Encouragement pour l’Industrie Nationale en 1978
– 40 brevets déposés en France, 172 déposés dans le monde

, WITTRISCH Christian


Christian Wittrisch has been Programme Leader for downhole equipment since 1985 and has been at IFP (now IFP Energies nouvelles) for 34 years. He holds a Master of Sciences in electronics from Montpellier Science University. He joined Schlumberger Logging Services as a field logging engineer, then IFP Energies nouvelles in Rueil Malmaison, France. His expertise is in downhole equipments, logging tools, pumps and horizontal well technologies. He is the author of several papers and more than 50 patents, particularly on downhole equipments, PCP and multiphase pumps, on horizontal well logging technologies such as SIMPHOR to perform logging in horizontal wells, and on hydraulic fracture mapping such as the SIMFRAC system. In 2011, he was honoured to receive the special French "Marius Lavet" inventor engineering prize.

Commentaire : 

2nd edition revised and expanded.

ISBN : 9782710809982
broché      170 x 240 mm      224 pages
Date de publication : Décembre 2012

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The Progressing Cavity Pump (PCP), invented by René Moineau, is a great innovation for the whole industry, particularly in petroleum production. Since 1980, Progressing Cavity Pumps have been widely used in the production of heavy oil well containing sand and gas.
The aim of this new edition is to provide clear related and condensed information about the principles of the Progressing Cavity Pump, including the use of recent material technologies to manufacture pump stators, with advanced elastomers and now with metals. The same applies to the drive rods and driving head, particularly with permanent magnet motors and advanced control and well monitoring, with downhole and surface sensors to control and monitor the pumping system. Data transmission and processing are improving well management and safety. Software is used to select the best pump for the well candidate. All these new technologies are worldwide applied and accepted by the market. They mean that well production can be increased and PCP’s operating life can be extended with reduced operating costs.
This book is intended to provide the criteria for selecting a Progressing Cavity Pump and the operational conditions for its implementation by technicians and field development managers.

Table des matières :

1. What is a Progressing Cavity Pump? What is it used for? What new features does it have? 2. Progressing Cavity Pump: operating principle. 3. PCP characteristics. 4. Oil characteristics. 5. Artificial Lift and selection of a PCP. 6. Operational conditions. 7. Presence of gas at the pump inlet. 8. Drive rods. 9. Drive head. 10. Installation, operation and maintenance. 11. Insert PCP systems. 12. Electrical submersible PCP. 13. New features on PCP pump components. 14. PCP: many uses. 15. Monitoring & controller well production. 16. PCP software. 17. Pump failures & operating problems. 18. PCP advantages and limitations. 19. Units, pump parameters, nomenclature. 20. Web sites and manufacturers. 21. PCP normalization ISO 15136 -1:2001, -2:2006, -1:2010. Bibliography. List of figures. Index.

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