Patent Number: 6,167,965

Title: Electrical submersible pump and methods for enhanced utilization of electrical submersible pumps in the completion and production of wellbores

Abstract: An improved electrical submersible pump is disclosed in which a processor downhole is utilized to monitor one or more subsurface conditions, to record data, and to alter at least one operating condition of the electrical submersible pump. Novel uses are described for downhole gas compression, the delivery of particulate matter to wellbore sites, and for the disposal of waste.

Inventors: Bearden; John L. (Claremore, OK), Harrell; John W. (Spring, TX), Rider; Jerald R. (Catossa, OK), Besser; Gordon L. (Claremore, OK), Johnson; Michael H. (Spring, TX), Tubel; Paulo S. (The Woodlands, TX), Watkins; Larry A. (Houston, TX), Turick; Daniel J. (Spring, TX), Donovan; Joseph F. (Spring, TX), Henry; J. V. (Claremore, OK), Knox; Dick L. (Claremore, OK)

Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated

International Classification: E21B 43/38 (20060101); E21B 47/01 (20060101); E21B 43/12 (20060101); E21B 47/00 (20060101); E21B 43/34 (20060101); F04D 13/10 (20060101); F04D 13/06 (20060101); F04D 15/00 (20060101); F04D 9/00 (20060101); E21B 047/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018