Artificial Lift Technology is Challenging the Oil &Gas Industry Changes
Artificial lift techniques are used in ~ 94% of over 1 million oil-producing wells around the world. It is using to lift fluids to the surface in reservoirs with low pressure and improves the production efficiency of the naturally flowing wells.
With growing the number of mature oil fields and explosive growth of new unconventional oil and gas production activities often results in very challenging production conditions. For such fields in order to staying profitable in the current environment of lower-for-longer oil prices means deploying technologies that maximize production at minimal expense. For those fields which usually rely on artificial lift solutions, the ability to lower the lifting costs while improving operational efficiency is critical for extending production life at economical rates.
The industry is still experiencing a learning curve as companies seek to better understand the technical challenges involved with operation in such fields. The question is what artificial lift system is needed to maximize production while lowering lifting cost. As a result, a tremendous amount of efforts and money is being pumped into unconventional, mature and difficult wells R&D, in all the aspects pursuing new technology advancements—including artificial lift systems and remote monitoring applications that help operators maximize well performance.
This presentation will discuss the main production challenges; in additional to the key factors that influence the selection and operation of the artificial lift techniques.
Mohamed Ghareeb Moustafa Bio:
Dr. Ghareeb is a technical and Business professional with 32 years’ experience in oil & gas business, operations management, engineering, sales and teaching. Personal business success is a result of both analytical and technical aptitude, Engineering and operations background, strong communication and strategic & planning skills, high ethical and moral standards.
Dr. Ghareeb was President for different international companies. He drives profitable revenue, orders and profitability for Eastern Hemisphere business. The responsibilities include the operations, engineering, business development and sales.
He has spent a good part of his career analyzing wells and recommending actions to be taken to optimize different artificial lift systems and enhance well performance.
He spent 19 years working for Agiba Petroleum Company before jointing Lufkin. Dr. Ghareeb was the team leader in implementing, maintaining and improving Agiba oil fields environmental management system. This help Agiba to be ISO 14001 certified.
Over the past years Dr. Ghareeb also has played a major role in the practical training for the field technicians and engineers in oil & gas production engineering and well operations for different major companies in the MENA, USA, Canada and Far East.
He was production engineering and operations lecturer for two different universities at Egypt. He also playing major role in linking the Egypt oil & gas industries with universities.
He was SPE - Egyptian section president, program and membership chairperson. He published and presented over 50 technical papers. He chair several technical sessions for local and international conferences and workshops.
Dr. Ghareeb is 2011 recipient of the SPE Regional Technical Award in Production & Operation
Currently Dr. Ghareeb is a FUE petroleum engineering faculty member