Schlumberger launches artificial lift management service
Schlumberger has introduced Lift IQ production life cycle management service, which offers monitoring, diagnostics, and optimization of artificial lift systems in real time.
HOUSTON – Schlumberger has introduced Lift IQ production life cycle management service, which offers monitoring, diagnostics, and optimization of artificial lift systems in real time.
This new service securely collects, transmits, evaluates, and interprets data from customer wells to improve production efficiency, extend equipment run life, and reduce operating costs. The Lift IQ service comprises four service tiers: visualization, real-time surveillance and diagnostics, well optimization, and field optimization.
David Paterson, president, Artificial Lift Solutions, Schlumberger, said: “As operators focus on ways to reduce their costs, one consideration is whether they are getting the full value of their artificial lift equipment.
“With the Lift IQ service, we can use real-time data to improve equipment run life and uptime as well as to adjust drawdown for maximum field recovery for the productive life of the well.”
From artificial lift surveillance centers (ALSC) around the world, service engineers monitor equipment alarms and events using Schlumberger best practices and systematic workflows to identify probable causes and quickly report remedial actions for rapid implementation.
Data are gathered through satellite or cellular connections with three storage options of on-premise, in-country, or global. In conjunction, engineers at the 24/7 ALSC provide in-depth analysis to manage commissioning and restarts as well as avoid shutdowns typically caused by high gas and low flow conditions.
The company says the service provides access to all critical well site data in one cohesive platform for optimum run life.