ESP - Preparation of the Well
Electrical Submersible Pump (ESP) completions are not as tolerant to changes in downhole conditions as other forms of artificial lift. Care must be taken to minimize the well PI impairment.
The density of the completion fluid should be reduced to the lowest value permissible and consideration given to relaxing the requirement for maintenance of a full fluid column to surface (for depleted reservoirs incapable of flow). This will ensure that losses will be minimised and pump and motor load at startup (which is proportional to fluid density) will be minimised reducing the . . .