ESP Safety Aspects

Includes a Live Event on 07/27/2022 at 9:00 AM (EDT)

Part 1: Setting the Scene for ESP Safety or ESP Safety Conventional.


High volume ESP systems necessitate high voltage and involve high pressures. Managing high volumes, pressures, and voltage effectively requires careful planning and job evaluation. This session discusses the conventional ESP system components and processes requiring a critical look during selection and job planning, including onsite preparations.

Part 2: The Greening of ESP: PMM Safety Aligned for Performance & Reliability.


The number of ESP installations with Permanent Magnet Motor (PMM) is rapidly increasing. This session introduces the differences between induction and permanent management motors and how it changes the job planning process. Topics addressed are passive safety, active safety, and well control procedures.

Part 3: ESP System Model Comparing Factors that go into safety Evaluations.


This session focuses on often thought of but overlooked aspects of electrical safety and operational safety. It discusses the calculations that go into safety evaluations and monitoring tools and processes during RIH and POOH steps.

This webinar is categorized under the Production and Operations technical discipline.

All content contained within this webinar is copyrighted by Dennis Harris, Walter Dinkins and Richard Delaloye and its use and/or reproduction outside the portal requires express permission from Dennis Harris, Walter Dinkins and Richard Delaloye.

Richard Delaloye

Richard Delaloye is a staff production specialist working in the Global Production Organization in ConocoPhillips. He provides technical support to COP business units regarding the design, procurement, installation, operation, and failure analysis of ESP systems. In addition, he provides training and mentoring across the organization and industry.

He entered the ESP industry in 1973 with Reda Pump. Work locations include Bartlesville Ok, Thermopolis, Casper and Rawlins Wy, Glendive Mt, Singapore, Indonesia, Kuwait, Dubai, Tulsa Ok, Houston Tx and has worked in twenty-six countries.

Richard recognizes that his success in the industry is in part due to the support and mentoring that others have provided over the decades. As such he recognizes an obligation to pay it forward to the next generation.

Dennis Harris

Dennis Harris is a senior petroleum engineer working in Well Performance Optimization and Artificial Lift within Chevron Technical Center, a division of Chevron Corporation. He is an advisor on all artificial lift systems and evaluates emergent technology while performing technology development and technical services. He holds cross-functional experience in petroleum engineering, reserve evaluations, and applied economics.

He holds a BS degree in Petroleum Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. He is an active author and speaker in area conferences, published in World Oil, SPE, and a member of the ALRDC. He presently chairs the API 11S9 committee on Permanent Magnet Motor Safety. Also, a US Patent holder.

He is currently involved with mentoring and increasing the skill levels of junior engineers, horizons, and cross-company specialists in artificial lift. When not working, he enjoys officiating at swim meets and coaching Little League, as well as community service.

Walter Dinkins

Walter Dinkins is with Borets, the world's largest electric submersible pumps (ESP) provider, and has worked for 25+ years in the industry, including support of ESP clients in Alaska for 13 years.  In addition to technical knowledge of the complete system, he has experience in manufacturing, software development, regional account management, and participation in industry standards groups. Walter completed his Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Electrical Engineering at Oklahoma State University and has a Masters Degree in Ceramic Engineering from Georgia Tech.  He is a licensed professional engineer in the states of Alaska and Oklahoma. Walter has been married to his life-partner, Rebecca for 35 years and has four kids and two grandsons.

Dr. Rajan Chokshi (Moderator)

Dr. Rajan Chokshi works as an artificial lift and production 'Optimizer' for Accutant Solutions. With over 36 years of experience working with a national oil company, research consortia, software firms, and a service company in roles ranging from an engineer, software developer, project manager, trainer, consultant, to senior business leader.

Dr. Chokshi has worked globally in multiphase flow, artificial lift, real-time production optimization, and data analytics. He has co-authored over fifteen SPE papers and holds two US patents. Twice selected as an SPE Distinguished Lecturer, his SPE services include committees on the production awards, Forum series implementation, and the ATCE and artificial lift conferences. He has co-chaired an SPE artificial lift workshop, an SPE forum on production issues in unconventional, and an SPE multiphase flow metering workshop. Dr. Chokshi holds a Bachelor's and Master's in chemical engineering from the Gujarat University and IIT-Kanpur, India, and a Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering from Tulsa, USA.

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ESP Safety Aspects
07/27/2022 at 9:00 AM (EDT)   |  90 minutes
07/27/2022 at 9:00 AM (EDT)   |  90 minutes
20 Questions
Live and Archive Viewing: 0.15 CEU/1.5 PDH credits and certificate available
Live and Archive Viewing: 0.15 CEU/1.5 PDH credits and certificate available