GET LONG-TERM PROTECTION FROM SAND IN HYDRAULICALLY FRACTURED WELLS
 

SLOTTED ESP INTAKE

The slotted ESP intake uses a screen to protect electrical submersible pumping (ESP) systems from particles and proppant larger than 300 microns. It features a self-cleaning design that prevents clogging and a safety valve that enables the ESP to continue working if the screen eventually becomes clogged. The slotted intake replaces a standard intake in the ESP and is mounted between the protector and the lower pump section.

BENEFITS

Protect the ESP from sand and proppant

The slotted exterior screen enables fluid to flow and blocks sand and proppant from entering the ESP
Prevent crushing and collapsing

Reinforced internal ribs add strength to prevent crushing and collapsing



applications

  • Hydraulically fractured wells
  • ESP protection from sand and proppant 300 μm and larger

capabilities

  • Helps protect downhole pumps during production startup and throughout the ESP’s runlife
  • Available in 312 (81 mm), 362 (92 mm) and 406 (103 mm) series

features

  • The slotted screen blocks sand and proppant to prevent pump damage and extend ESP runlife
  • Reinforced internal ribs provide good crush and collapse strength
Photo showing a stack of ESP slotted intake filters



The slotted intake screen allows fluid to flow through while trapping particles larger than 300 microns. These particles gather into conglomerate clumps as more particles are trapped. Vibration and gravity cause the particle clumps to separate from the smooth screen surface so they can fall into the wellbore. This self-cleaning design prevents screen plugging.

TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS

Photo cutaway of ESP slotted screen

Size (RU)

Outer Diameter

Operating capacity

Filtration rating

Solids content

Length

3

3,12 in

up to 1250 bbl/d

100, 200 mcm

up to 1050 ptb

8.2-13.1 ft

81 mm

up to 200 m3/d

up to 3000 mg/l

2.5-4.5 m

5

3,62 in

470-2780 bbl/d

100, 200 mcm

up to 1050 ptb

9.8-39.4 ft

92 mm

75-440 m3/d

up to 3000 mg/l

3.0-12.0 m

4,06 in

500-2890 bbl/d

100, 200 mcm

up to 1050 ptb

9.8-39.4 ft

103 mm

80-460 m3/d

up to 3000 mg/l

3.0-12.0 m

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