March 27, 2013
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Artificial Lift Market: By Types (Rod Lift, ESP, PCP, Gas Lift) & Geography - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2018
Artificial lift is used to provide adequate pressure in a low reservoir pressure well to thrust the crude to the surface. This artificial lifting is executed using two methods - first method involves usage of a gas lift to create the upward movement of produced fluids; the other lifting method uses the support of downhole pumps which function with electricity. The lifts can be widely classified by their movement as positive displacement pumps and dynamic displacement pumps.
Artificial lifts are suitable for conventional crude production, unconventional crude production, deep and ultra-deep offshore production, rehabilitation of fields, redevelopment of mature fields, low API crude, early production systems, enhanced oil recovery methods, other recovery methods such as Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD), Circulated Steam Simulation (CSS) and Cold Heavy Oil Production (CHOPS).
Conventional methods of recovery activities need to be revived to parallel production to the current levels of demand. About 70% of the global crude oil production is derived from mature fields, of which, most experience reservoir pressure deficiency, which is a crucial production parameter. This situation necessitates the entry of artificial lift equipment. E&P industry's focus shift towards unconventional hydrocarbon sources and subsea operations is due to the falling profits from older fields that are in dire need to undergo redevelopment. There is also a need for growing global energy demand. Artificial lifts of various types support different purposes which encompass all types of recovery activities from transforming stripper wells into financially viable wells, to bituminous crude production and high operating volume offshore production.