Artificial Lift Company Deploys Its Rigless ESP System for Total E&P Congo

05/08/2014 - Houston

HOUSTON, May 8, 2014—Artificial Lift Company (ALC) has successfully deployed its rigless ESP system for Total in the Republic of Congo. The system was installed, conveyed, and retrieved during a system integration test (SIT) in a water well near the Djeno terminal.

The need for frequent intervention and the limited availability of workover vessels has limited the use of ESPs offshore. The ALC slickline-conveyed, rigless ESP system reduces intervention time, intervention cost, and production downtime by eliminating the time spent waiting for and mobilizing an available rig. By increasing well uptime, the system can bring about a step change in field development.

The proprietary system consists of ALC’s wet connect system and 134-hp permanent magnet motor. Total used its standard variable speed drive and 338 Series electric submersible pump. This compatibility with equipment from all major ESP suppliers is a unique feature of the ALC system.

”ALC recognizes Total’s dedication to new oil and gas recovery solutions in the Congo,” said David Malone, ALC President & CEO. “This deployment validates Total’s commitment to the technology and based on this success, Total will modify its production operations to include the ALC system in future wells. Time and again, our rigless ESP system has proven to be an effective solution for increasing production for the global oil and gas industry.”

About ALC
ALC is the leading provider of rigless ESP deployment technology for the oil industry. Its unique system addresses the high intervention costs and deferred production typical of offshore, remote onshore, and high-production ESP wells. The technology is compatible with ESP components from all major suppliers. The company is also the recognized leader in permanent magnet motors, an efficient alternative to conventional ESP induction motors.

AccessESP was founded in 2002 in the UK, and is headquartered in Houston, where it conducts joint research and funded technology development projects with leading operators. For more information, visit or email