The need to enhance well-performance is driving the growth of well automation and optimization systems. In today’s efficiency demanding business world, producers require systems that are capable of more than simply increasing the rate of production.  Producers also desire the ability to decrease system failure rates consequently minimizing well down time and lifting cost by extending equipment running life, thus maximizing total system efficiency.
This paper will present the experience gained through the implementation of Smart Sucker Rod System (SSRS) at Khalda field in the western desert of Egypt. The key operating device of the SSRS is the Smart Well Manager (SWM) which is an electronic device with the state of the art technology to obtain control of the sucker rod well based on analysis of surface and downhole data. Moreover, this paper will show the contribution of SWM to: reduce the frequency of well interventions, predict and accelerate the detection of well failures and decreased associated downtime, faster production optimization for new wells, and save on energy demand. Taking advantage of the SSRS, we feel we are maximizing the benefits of Sucker Rod as an artificial lift method.

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