Pilot tests of SRP and ESP power saving technologies for economic constrained automation projects for oilfield operation

UDK: 681.5:622.276
DOI: 10.24887/0028-2448-2017-2-96-99
Key words: oil well control system, electrical energy consumption metering, gaging of oil well, ZigBee equipment
Authors: A.N. Murizhnikov, A.R. Ramazanov, T.G. Zagurenko (Ufa SciTechCenter LLC, RF, Ufa), I.G. Alkin (Bashneft-Dobycha LLC, RF, Ufa), K.F. Tagirova (Ufa State Aviation Technical University, RF, Ufa)

The article considers a realization of power consumption measurement system for oil wells without modern automation tools. Solution to the problem of support power saving mode is based on representing oilfield as an energy independent object. Evolution of automated power consumption measurement system is refrained by high cost of object controllers and transmission modules. Main goal of this work is checking possibility of implementation of power consumption measurement system for oil well with sucker rod pump (SRP) or electric submersible pump (ESP) based on hardware and software suite with low energy consumption and without replacement existing equipment.

Design of power consumption measurement system is based on electric motor’s controllers for SRP and ESP with ZigBee modems. This solution provides many transmission channels for controller’s data. Efficiency of this solution is proven on constructed testbed. Electric motor’s controller was installed in telecommunications cabinet.В  Vandal-resistant antenna was mounted on the top of cover of the cabinet. Such construction solves the problem of resistance to explosions and vandalism actions. Operational control of electric current and voltage, monitoring of the uptime and downtime, account of electric consumption was provided by access to energy parameters of SRP and ESP through of the operator’s PC.

System provides possibility to set the schedule of the equipment remotely for control of oil well operation mode.

References

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held in Abu Dhabi, UAE, 11–14 November 2012.

2. Faraoni G., Lupica D.S., Zapelloni M. et al., Energy efficiency methodologies

and innovative applications in the upstream sector, Proceedings of

Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference held in Abu

Dhabi, UAE, 9–12 November 2015.

3. Proano A., Gomez C., Molotkov R. et al., Electrical submersible pumping

system vs/ long stroke pumping units: A case study of economical comparison

in a low-volume well, Proceedings of SPE/IATMI Asia Pacific Oil &

Gas Conference and Exhibition in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, 20–22 October

2015.

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rezhima razrabotki neftyanykh mestorozhdeniy

(Instructions for setting and maintaining of energy-saving mode of the oil

field development), Oktyabr’skiy: Publ. of VNIIKAneftegaz, 1988, pp. 35–43.

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mekhanizirovannoy dobychi nefti (System monitoring and

optimization of energy consumption of mechanized oil production), Proceedings

of 1st practical conference “Dobycha nefti: energoeffektivnost’”

(Oil production: Energy efficiency), Moscow, 2 October 2014.

6. Mukherjee S., Refinery-Takreer R., Asset monitoring by wireless technology,

Proceedings of Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference

held in Abu Dhabi, UAE, 11–14 November 2012.

7. Akhmetzyanov R.R., V.V. Samoylov, O.P. Zhdanov, Frolov S.A., How to increase

the oil recovery factor without the use of traditional methods of enhanced

oil recovery (In Russ.), Territoriya neftegaz, 2014, no. 11, pp. 54–59.

8. TU 3425-017-02735993-2012, Tekhnicheskoe opisanie. Kontroller KSKN-7M

(Technical description. Controller KSKN-7M), Tomsk: Publ. of Energosberezhenie

i avtomatika, 2012, pp. 3–5.

9. Muryzhnikov A.N., Alkin I.G., Latypov I.R., Muryzhnikov A.A., Application

of ZigBee modems to transmit SRP and ESP power parameters to control

roomat of Oil and Gas Production Department (In Russ.), Neftyanoe

khozyaystvo = Oil Industry, 2013, no. 10, pp. 104–107.

The article considers a realization of power consumption measurement system for oil wells without modern automation tools. Solution to the problem of support power saving mode is based on representing oilfield as an energy independent object. Evolution of automated power consumption measurement system is refrained by high cost of object controllers and transmission modules. Main goal of this work is checking possibility of implementation of power consumption measurement system for oil well with sucker rod pump (SRP) or electric submersible pump (ESP) based on hardware and software suite with low energy consumption and without replacement existing equipment.

Design of power consumption measurement system is based on electric motor’s controllers for SRP and ESP with ZigBee modems. This solution provides many transmission channels for controller’s data. Efficiency of this solution is proven on constructed testbed. Electric motor’s controller was installed in telecommunications cabinet.В  Vandal-resistant antenna was mounted on the top of cover of the cabinet. Such construction solves the problem of resistance to explosions and vandalism actions. Operational control of electric current and voltage, monitoring of the uptime and downtime, account of electric consumption was provided by access to energy parameters of SRP and ESP through of the operator’s PC.

System provides possibility to set the schedule of the equipment remotely for control of oil well operation mode.

References

1. Devold H., Electrification and energy efficiency in oil and gas upstream,

Proceedings of Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference

held in Abu Dhabi, UAE, 11–14 November 2012.

2. Faraoni G., Lupica D.S., Zapelloni M. et al., Energy efficiency methodologies

and innovative applications in the upstream sector, Proceedings of

Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference held in Abu

Dhabi, UAE, 9–12 November 2015.

3. Proano A., Gomez C., Molotkov R. et al., Electrical submersible pumping

system vs/ long stroke pumping units: A case study of economical comparison

in a low-volume well, Proceedings of SPE/IATMI Asia Pacific Oil &

Gas Conference and Exhibition in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, 20–22 October

2015.

4. RD 39-0229547-213-87, Instruktsiya po ustanovleniyu i podderzhaniyu energosberegayushchego

rezhima razrabotki neftyanykh mestorozhdeniy

(Instructions for setting and maintaining of energy-saving mode of the oil

field development), Oktyabr’skiy: Publ. of VNIIKAneftegaz, 1988, pp. 35–43.

5. Ivanovskiy V.N., Sabirov A.A., Sistema monitoringa i optimizatsii energopotrebleniya

mekhanizirovannoy dobychi nefti (System monitoring and

optimization of energy consumption of mechanized oil production), Proceedings

of 1st practical conference “Dobycha nefti: energoeffektivnost’”

(Oil production: Energy efficiency), Moscow, 2 October 2014.

6. Mukherjee S., Refinery-Takreer R., Asset monitoring by wireless technology,

Proceedings of Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference

held in Abu Dhabi, UAE, 11–14 November 2012.

7. Akhmetzyanov R.R., V.V. Samoylov, O.P. Zhdanov, Frolov S.A., How to increase

the oil recovery factor without the use of traditional methods of enhanced

oil recovery (In Russ.), Territoriya neftegaz, 2014, no. 11, pp. 54–59.

8. TU 3425-017-02735993-2012, Tekhnicheskoe opisanie. Kontroller KSKN-7M

(Technical description. Controller KSKN-7M), Tomsk: Publ. of Energosberezhenie

i avtomatika, 2012, pp. 3–5.

9. Muryzhnikov A.N., Alkin I.G., Latypov I.R., Muryzhnikov A.A., Application

of ZigBee modems to transmit SRP and ESP power parameters to control

roomat of Oil and Gas Production Department (In Russ.), Neftyanoe

khozyaystvo = Oil Industry, 2013, no. 10, pp. 104–107.



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