Odessa, TX – May 4, 2009 – Artificial Lift Company (ALC) announced today that a 3.8-in ESP system was redeployed without a rig in a ConocoPhillips well using an ALC downhole wet connect design. The system can be deployed by wireline inside 4 1/2-in tubing and can produce up to 400 hp using conventional drives.
ConocoPhillips and ALC have spent five years developing and testing this groundbreaking system that radically decreases ESP completion operating costs and could greatly expand ESP usage.
The system has been designed by a team under the supervision of ALC Technical Director Phil Head and with the support and guidance of ESP expert John Patterson of ConocoPhillips. The deployment in Odessa was jointly managed by ConocoPhillips and the ALC team under Operations Manager Peter Moulsdale.