Framework for Evaluation and Improvement of Workover Rigs in Oilfields

Haitham Mansour, Mohammad Ahmad

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The aim of the work is to develop a framework evaluation for operational performance of the work over rigs in oilfields. This framework is used as a basis to analyse and enhance the performance of the work over rig including the improvement in rig efficien cies and reduction in operational costs. The framework is built on the collection and analysis of the overall equipment efficiency (OEE) established from the data gathered by the work over and production engineers on the work over rig. It can be usefully a dopted in certain circumstances to calculate the efficiency of work over rigs. The results of measure OEE are effective when used to improve the work over rig and ESP efficiencies. To illustrate some of our work we present and discuss results from one of m any case studies, which demonstrate the value of maintenance strategies such as framework. The framework and OEE measure are shown to be effective when used to improve rig efficiency and reduce downtime cost. Finally, the work suggests a way that can help both work over rigs and ESP users to cooperate with an aim to help oil wells to produce more with efficient equipment at any oilfield
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6-13
JournalAmerican Journal of Engineering Research
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2015


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