Schlumberger has introduced the 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.
Lift IQ. Image from Schlumberger.
The Lift IQ service comprises four service tiers to ensure the best fit for a customer’s unique requirements including visualization, real-time surveillance and diagnostics, well optimization and field optimization.
“As operators focus on ways to reduce their costs, one consideration is whether they are getting the full value of their artificial lift equipment,” says David Paterson, president, Artificial Lift Solutions, Schlumberger. “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, experienced 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 convenient storage options of on-premise, in-country or global. In conjunction, engineers at the 24/7 ALSC provide in-depth analysis to proactively manage commissioning and restarts as well as avoid shutdowns typically caused by high gas and low flow conditions.
Production optimization is not only for high value offshore wells, it is increasingly important to achieve financial and operational targets in large unconventional fields. The Lift IQ service provides access to all critical well site data in one cohesive platform for optimum run life.