Electrical Submersible Pumps Fundamentals


About the Skill Module

This skill module explains how to conduct inflow performance analysis and select the appropriate electrical submersible pump (ESP) configuration to achieve production rate targets in wells in conventional and unconventional resources plays and document equipment failure data when required.

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Target Audience

Petroleum engineers, production operations staff, reservoir engineers, facilities staff, drilling and completion engineers, geologists, field supervisors and managers, field technicians, service company engineers and managers, and especially engineers starting a work assignment in production engineering and operations or other engineers seeking a well-rounded foundation in production engineering.

You Will Learn

Participants will learn how to:

  • Calculate the production rate and the pump intake pressure from inflow performance analysis
  • Calculate the free gas and fluid viscosity at pump intake conditions
  • Determine the pump capacity and motor horsepower required to deliver the desired flow or rate limited by the ESP equipment
  • Determine the power cable type and gauge based on formation parameters
  • Ensure ESP equipment failure data is properly documented
  • Review failure trends
  • For an ESP design, select the appropriate protector for a given application
  • Calculate the production rate and pump intake pressure using widely accepted techniques applicable to unconventional resource wells
  • Determine the pump capacity and motor horsepower required to deliver the desired production rate in unconventional resource wells

Product Details





Product Type:

Individual Skill Module




6 hours (approx.)