Review of variable speed drive technology in beam pumping units for energy-saving

Tan, C., Feng, Z.-m., Liu, X. , Fan, J., Cui, W., Sun, R. and Ma, Q. (2020) Review of variable speed drive technology in beam pumping units for energy-saving. Energy Reports, 6, pp. 2676-2688. (doi: 10.1016/j.egyr.2020.09.018)

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Beam pumping units have been widely used in oilfields worldwide due to its simple structure, strong field adaptability, and convenient maintenance. Different energy-saving technologies have also been broadly applied in various beam pumping units. Among these energy-saving methods, the variable speed drive is one of the most acceptable techniques in the oil and gas industry. In this paper, the energy-saving technology of variable speed drives is discussed in detail for beam pumping units pointing out existing difficulties and current research status in kinematics. Three application examples of a variable speed drive in Daqing oilfield, the largest oilfield in China, is shown.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:The project was funded by the Natural Science Foundation of Heilongjiang province, China (No. LH2019E018), Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 51774091; 51974327; 51607035).
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Liu, Dr Xiaolei
Authors: Tan, C., Feng, Z.-m., Liu, X., Fan, J., Cui, W., Sun, R., and Ma, Q.
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Journal Name:Energy Reports
ISSN (Online):2352-4847
Published Online:06 October 2020
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2020 The Author(s).
First Published:First published in Energy Reports
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons license

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