Operational Experience with Large Multiphase Pumps in Difficult Topography

Petroamazonas EP, nowadays the only national oil company from Ecuador, has installed in 2010 the first multiphase pumping system application in the country, prioritizing the environment over facilities expansion or other variables as a result of a risk mitigation plan. In this presentation there will be a review of our operation experience from the startup, the current operation, a comparison between the current operation conditions and the design conditions, problems and failures, action plans implemented, and some lessons learned from the entire experience.  The operation experience for the first time in Ecuador has given good results for the goal they were designed, anyway the failures in the system have affected the expectation of the project. At this time problems have been overpassed and system is running with a good performance.